The Quakies by Barry Hughes – A Coming-of-Age Suspense Mystery
Jake and his two best friends sign on to help their biology teacher for research, collecting data on the quakies of Lamborn mountain. But a straightforward research job becomes much more complicated and dangerous, when their teacher suddenly disappears. Suddenly, Jake and his friends are thrust into a journey into the surreal, and it is up to them to unfold a mystery of historic proportions.
The Quakies is a coming-of-age suspense mystery set in Lamborn mountain. The story revolves around Jake and his two best friends, as they deal with the sudden disappearance of their teacher and unravel a surreal mystery. Fans of ‘Salem’s Lot and American Gods will love this mystery thriller with Native American myths, that will keep you guessing until the last page.
What Readers Are Saying
This story is mesmerizing and draws you into the world that the Quakies represent. I couldn’t read it fast enough. The story makes me want more and I would love a sequel…I could even see this made into a movie. This one is really exciting and begs for more information to expound on the story of the lives of the Indian and the young girl.” – Tina Rene’ Yonts, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
The story was very enjoyable. The scientific background to the Quakies / Aspen Grove itself is fascinating. The plot moved along smoothly & kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. When I got to the end of the book, I wanted to know more about the characters & their lives, as well as the Quakies. I am hoping for a sequel!” – Diana, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
Enjoyed the book.” – Amazon Customer ★★★★★
About the Author
Barry L. Hughes has been living in the Texas Gulf Coast all his life. He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983 and practiced in a small-town environment for 30 years. He has authored several clinical case studies, journal articles, and over 20 screenplays since 1987. You can visit him online at www.barrymanauthorblog.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @blh557.
- ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense: A Novelization by M. Night Shyamalan and Peter Lerangis
- The Source by Brian Lumley
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Preview the Book
The Quakies is a science fiction mystery thriller that will appeal to fans of horror, coming-of-age, Native American myths, outdoor settings, summer stories, history, suspense, unexpected disappearances, and main characters who have a mystery to face.