Book Review: Preacher, Prophet, Beast (The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries, #7) – Harper Fox

Published April 20th 2017 by FoxTales
Genres & Themes: LGBTQ+, Mystery, Family Drama, Xenophobia
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
ASIN: B06XFDW5Q8
Characters: Lee Tyack, Gideon Frayne, Zeke Frayne

This is the seventh book in the Tyack & Frayne Mystery series.

Blurb: Lee would gladly trade all his psychic gifts for a chance at ordinary life with his husband and his little girl. Three years into their marriage, they’re settled in their new home – but the House of Joy can’t shield them from an oncoming threat with the power to uproot their whole world.

Lee can’t define it further, and even his beloved Gideon can’t unmask a monster with no face at all. Gideon is mired in problems and secrets of his own as he struggles to adjust to his new rank and the complexities of plainclothes police work with CID, and for once the devoted Tyack-Frayne partnership is failing to communicate.

Turbulent times in the world at large reach deep into the Bodmin heartland, and the village of Dark is without its guardian constable. More than Lee and Gideon can possibly know has been depending upon their rapport, and as the summer rises towards the longest day, a new and unfathomable kind of Beast is afoot on the moors…

This is another awesome addition to one of my favorite series ever! Yaaaay!!! I thought that the last installment, The Third Solstice was the last one we’ll see of Lee and Gideon so I was on cloud nine when I found out that there will still be more Tyack and Frayne mysterious adventures!

If you’ve read the series from the start – you’d already know the strong undercurrent of darkness in it. Darkness in the form of many mysterious things from the Bodmin ‘beast’ to wondering souls and even the many peculiarity of people with special gifts.

This one is perhaps the darkest in the series. There’s a mounting pressure on Gideon with his new rank and Lee is somehow stuck in not seeing anything that may or may not prevent a tragedy.

Again, Harper Fox was able to deliver a riveting story that will give you goosies and a roller-coaster of emotions from start to finish. I loved the little revelations here and there and it’s so good to see all of the side characters (with my favorite Kitto)appearing in this installment. This is again another definitive proof of the author’s genius in writing!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Harper Fox is an M/M author with a mission. She’s produced six critically acclaimed novels in a year and is trying to dispel rumours that she has a clone/twin sister locked away in a study in her basement. In fact she simply continues working on what she loves best– creating worlds and stories for the huge cast of lovely gay men queuing up inside her head. She lives in rural Northumberland in northern England and does most of her writing at a pensioned-off kitchen table in her back garden, often with blanket and hot water bottle.

She lives with her SO Jane, who has somehow put up with her for a quarter of a century now, and three enigmatic cats, chief among whom is Lucy, who knows the secret of the universe but isn’t letting on. When not writing, she either despairs or makes bread, specialities foccacia and her amazing seven-strand challah. If she has any other skills, she’s yet to discover them.

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