A small Rocky Mountain community is plunged into fear when their sweet old librarian is found mutilated. She was alone in a locked apartment, with only her cat as a witness. Her death is only the beginning.It's up to Chief Salinger to solve the crimes. With the help of a hot new reporter and some tough local kids, they discover something more terrifying than a murderer.WheA small Rocky Mountain community is plunged into fear when their sweet old librarian is found mutilated. She was alone in a locked apartment, with only her cat as a witness. Her death is only the beginning.It's up to Chief Salinger to solve the crimes. With the help of a hot new reporter and some tough local kids, they discover something more terrifying than a murderer.When the medical examiner cannot comprehend the state of the body, he ships it off to Vancouver for help. That triggers the Army to step in and take over. Will Chief Salinger be able to save his town from a force beyond our comprehension? Or will the Army destroy it to keep a secret from the world? Are you afraid of who is locked in your house with you at night?You should be....
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Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' FavoriteTheresa Jacobs is a mistress of the horror genre as Cataclysm illustrates with a clarity that is not for the faint-hearted, but fans of horror, crime, and fantasy, are guaranteed to love. In North Falls, a small town in the Canadian Rockies, a retired librarian lets in her cat and Missy is the only witness to her murder. Chief Salinger is utterly baffled. Who could have killed Judith Barnes, why, and HOW, given the state of her body? Sally McKinney, journalist, is tasked with announcing night curfews. The baffled coroner ships the corpse to Vancouver. Another woman and her step-daughter die… Sally picks up the woman who found Judith’s body, but who can believe her incoherent tale of red eyes in the darkness? The army, alerted by the Vancouver authorities, step in, but will they help to save North Falls or destroy it to keep a secret from the world?Judith, retired librarian, Lucy, Judith’s traumatised friend, dedicated Chief Salinger, his rebellious son, Bobby, and young Constable Duncan, Sally, a newshound on the lookout for her big break, high-school sweethearts, Doug and Katlyn, Jennifer and resentful step-mother Alice, are all vividly portrayed and bring the rural town of North Falls to life. The Army seem set on sending it to oblivion. Why? What is the secret they are so desperate to hide, and will the murderer, or murderers, be caught? Action and shocks aren’t over until the last sentence is read. Cataclysm by Theresa Jacobs is clever, fast-paced, and enthralling. I loved it and recommend it without reservation.
I enjoyed reading this thrilling and exciting story by this new author. Terrifying and frightening, the story moves along at a very fast pace, changing scenes in an organized manner which left me wanting to read ahead to see what happened – but I didn’t since I got caught up in the next scene.In particular, I enjoyed the scene in the North Falls General Hospital, and the character, Hal trying to help Dr. Woodhouse. Hal acted as anyone would when handling a cat (I won’t go into too much detail on this scene as I don’t want to spoil), but I was on the edge of my seat.Also, I enjoyed and the scene of Doug and Kaitlin racing from danger on their bicycles while using every ounce of energy to get away. Doug put himself behind Kaitlin to protect her from danger, and I found myself moving my legs urging Doug to pedal faster as he was being attacked and fighting off the attackers. All of the characters were described very well. I identified with Chief Salinger trying to save his town. He kept cool when everyone around him was going off the deep end, and I liked the way the Chief pushed back when needed.The ending was very exciting with some unexpected heart-breaks. I highly recommend this book.
"Cataclysm" by Theresa Jacobs is a very special book. For suspense readers and thriller fans.Jacobs makes crime-fiction and horror collide, getting the reader curious and stuck to the story. Terrible, disturbing murders take place in a little town where Chief Salinger faces the devil crawling between the victims... "What happened to them", "what kind of beast could do something so terrible..." are the common thoughts in the main roles of the story. The harrowing events will change the characters' lives forever. Two naive kids becoming the glue of the plot, a close friend of the victim who introduces the reader to the monster...Jacob's writing is sweet to read, easy, honey. The thriller is slowly poured on your mind. The book is very well edited and you can observe the hard work and care in the process. The author is obviously a perfectionist, thank you for that.What is this piece? This title is not extreme horror, is not a paranormal romance. This book is for the true thriller lover, light brushes of terror together with psychologic little stories, crashing into a background of evil beasts and deep human fears. Jacob satisfies the needs of the suspense reader and the requirements of the "creature terror" fans.Characters are fresh and diverse, they evolve in their own opinions and intimate thoughts. The author presents them in flashes and the reader never gets lost. The short chapters structure helps to keep you awake and to follow through with the story.I liked the end. When you find out the whole amount of answers you're looking for along the book, you take a deep breath and think "ah... this." and smile. You just love it. A perfect mix of crime-fiction, disturbing murders, devil and interesting characters.I recommend this book because it will bring you the dose of fear you need to make your night perfectly spooky. Congratulations to the author!!!
(Applause), Let me start by saying this was an awesome book. Author Theresa Jacobs did an excellent job on this novel. Very descriptive, and her characters are well developed. It leaves you wanting to meet each one and have a conversation. I especially love Cheif Salinger! Also, It's very addictive and you'll find yourself wondering what going to happen on the next page. If you're looking for a good book to read next, order or download a copy of Cataclysm by Theresa Jacobs. You won't regret it! One more thing, it packs a twist at the end. Oh, I want to know more!
I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway sponsored by the author herself. This was most assuredly a Spooky, Thrilling, Page-turning-to-the-end Read! #GoodreadsGiveaway