Having grown up in Johnson Co in East TN, I was immediately drawn in by the author's precise descriptions of the people and places surrounding this story. Chuck Walsh has an insight to the area and the unique people of this region which enables him to bring each character to life in such a way you feel as if you know them personally and you can relate to each one. The quick wit of Emma, the unbridled protection of Burley and his way of life and Sawyer's unbridled repugnance of his history on the mountain bring every emotion forward with each turn of the page. This novel will enlighten even the most devout "I'm not a reader" and leave them wanting to read more! Thank you, Chuck Walsh. You have proven that a stranger is really just a friend you haven't met yet....even if that stranger is a character in a story. I am proud to call you my friend.
5つ星のうち4.0So much death to the very young took some while to accept but the suspense made it worthwhile..
The plot just dragged the reader on. It was rapid and very SUSPENSEFUL. The tenacity of the detective kept the reader anticipating and wait ing for the answers to the many questions of the involved plot. A strong 4.5
If you enjoy a great murder mystery with well developed characters in a setting that draws you deeper and deeper in to the Tennessee mountains....this is a book for you !! As you meet each character you feel like you have known them forever. As Chuck Walsh describes the Tennessee mountains he has known and loved all his life you feel like you are there in a cabin reading the book on the front porch. If you know anything about the people who live deep in the Appalachian Mountains you know they are kind hearted people but they don't trust "outsiders", they live by their own rules, and they have their own set of laws. Don't be surprised if you find yourself looking over your shoulder as you read to make sure no one is watching you. Chuck Walsh's words paint such a vivid picture that you will find yourself totally immersed in the setting and the characters.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Chuck Walsh over the past couple of years. Our friendship started when I had the opportunity to read his first book A Month of Tomorrows. I was fortunate that I had the opportunity to read the manuscript of Shadows on Iron Mountain and I could not stop reading. I have waited patiently for the edited version of this book to be released. I can't wait to go back to Iron Mountain !!
I hope you take a chance on this author an enjoy his work as much as I have !! I can't wait for the sequel to Shadows on Iron Mountain !!
5つ星のうち5.0One Taut and Descriptive Trip to Tennessee's Smoky Mountains
I feel guilty for not reviewing this sensational suspense novel sooner, but I wanted to find the words to match my experience. Besides being very well written, poetic even, the story transports you to another world I knew nothing about: those alluring Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I really enjoyed feeling like I was really there, tromping through the wooded landscape, bumping into haunting surprises in this far-a-way wilderness. If you want vivid, taut suspense that leads you by the hand to a world where locals shun modernity and murder may not be so easy to sleuth, this one is for you!
5つ星のうち5.0What happens on Iron Mountain, stays on the mountain....
Chuck Walsh ha me hooked when Kara went to the frig and did not come back. I have been to Tennessee and I know how clannish mountain people can be—good for their relatives, not so good for outsiders. I could not get anything done. The dog did not get walked and the clothes sat in the dryer till I read the last word and put the book down. It is that good. I am now going to by A Month of Tomorrows!
5つ星のうち3.0Shadows on Iron Mountain not the best mystery
I bought the book because it was recommended by someone in Johnson County. I didn't like the stereotyping of the people in the southern Appalachian mountains. We are not all moonshiners and we don't live in a closed society. Mr. Walsh needs a good proofreader. The grammatical mistakes and punctuation errors are terribly distracting.
I chose this book because it was set in the mountains of East Tennessee, and I live in eastern Kentucky. It's been a while since I've read a good mystery. This is definitely one I'm glad I did not pass up.
This is the second book I have ready by Chuck Walsh. My ONLY disappointment is the unavailability to purchase it in hard or soft cover to keep in my book cases. It's nice to have handy on a phone or I-pad, but nothing replaces real print. Other than that, what a fabulous story teller, Chuck Walsh. Look forward to reading more!
I absolutely loved this book. I didn't want it to end. The author immediately draws you in with his description of the mountains of Tennessee. I felt like I was there watching everything unfold. With his detailed descriptions, I now want to make the trip to that area. I found myself rooting for the two women so they could get back home. I am really looking forward to his next book.