In the atmospheric realms of Andrew Dillard’s debut novel, “The Father,” secrets entwined with the heart of darkness unravel a chilling tale of reckoning and revenge. Inspired by true events, Dillard’s narrative unearths the haunting secrets of Empire, Georgia, inviting readers on an unrelenting journey through a town haunted by its past.
Every town has its secrets. Secrets that could destroy lives and friendships. But the secrets of Empire, Georgia run deep into the heart of darkness. What was once a bustling community has faded into a shell of its former self, and that’s exactly the way Deputy Alfie Jones likes it.
The streets he patrols are quiet, and his work on the police force is easy. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, it sets in motion a chain of events that threaten not just Alfie and Empire, but the entire world.
The Father is a cold-blooded story of reckoning and revenge that examines how the sins of the past come back to haunt us. Every town has its secrets, but some secrets are deadlier than others.
Dillard’s debut novel is an attention grabber from the start. The Father does a great job in capturing small town life and politics, along with presenting relatable characters. The pace is excellent, as I was continuously on the edge of my seat. This supernatural, cult thriller is 100% worth the read! – Amazon Review