When Mr. McKinney sent me Inheritance for review, I wasn’t surprised when I was hooked within the first chapter. Yes, I’ll admit I love a good ghost story. But to call this a “ghost” story is an understatement. Inheritance is so much more. This is classic Joe McKinney. Once you start reading, good luck at putting the book down!
Paul Henninger was on his way to becoming a great football player. Maybe even turn pro someday. But his father had other plans for his life. Dark, evil plans.
Now, six years later, Paul’s dreams of playing ball have vanished and he finds himself working for the San Antonio police department and married to a wonderful woman. His responsibilities as a police officer are difficult enough without being plagued by an inheritance his late father left him. But that’s exactly what Paul Henninger is subjected too. It’s a power he doesn’t understand. A power he doesn’t want. But there’s more. Paul cannot simply walk away from this. His father won’t let him.
Then the visions start. Visions of Paul’s past and of things to come. Horrible, terrifying visions and the grim reality that he’s about to lose everything!
Now, it would be easy to release spoilers, but I won’t. Below the press release from Evil Jester says a mouthful.(click on pic to enlarge) Inheritance comes out November 5th. Be sure to reserve your copy on Amazon!
With the unique angle of this novel coming from a police procedural standpoint, the characters immediately come to life. They’re more than believable especially if you’ve ever worked in the field of public safety. Mr. McKinney’s expertise as a police officer and homicide detective give the novel a huge dose of reality and the essence of what it ‘s like to work as a police officer. No glitz and glam here folks. Bravo Joe!
Then we have the other pieces to the puzzle in this ghostly tale. Inheritance is full of suspense. The torment of a boy which continues into manhood, the jeopardy of Paul’s career, his dead father who returns to remind Paul of his inheritance responsibilities and Paul’s wife who’s caught in the middle. Action? Oh yes! Inheritance has plenty of that!
There’s an old adage “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” In the case of Inheritance, that might not be true!
In a word, a superior, well crafted novel and a great read. It’s everything we’ve come to expect from Joe McKinney. I hope you enjoy it a s much as I did!