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During the blackout of 1944, in the small English town of Hurstwick, something mysterious obliterates the church spire and slices through the nearby woods. Was it a secret Nazi weapon, as some locals suggest? Or just a downed plane? Evacuee George Moss finds an otherworldly explanation, then tries to keep it hidden.

Years later, Max Cannon moves to town. With help from his new friends, Ellie and Isaac, he learns of the secret that some residents have guarded for over seven decades. When that secret is threatened with exposure, strange things occur, and the army descends on Hurstwick. As does a visitor from much further afield, leaving Max and his friends in the middle of a deadly struggle....

A small-town science fiction mystery of galactic scale

©2020 Rob Winters (P)2020 Rob Winters

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Brilliant! A Little gem!

Feel like I randomly stumbled a across a gem here after seeing the author (who I had never heard Of) promote it on social media. I’ve read my share of sci fi and this felt like a special novel it manages to pay homage to classic small town sci fi’ whilst also being fresh and it’s own thing. I really hope it gets success it deserves and also gets a sequel.

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  • shawna clanton
  • 03-01-21

A book to immerse yourself in.

Because my son's nickname was Wren in HS (short for Warren) I picked this book. It's such a creative and well written story and the characters are easy to imagine. I had not read the summery so I had no idea what it was about. I was not in anyway dissapointed. The reader was perfect.

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  • RobC
  • 29-12-20

really good story by a talented new author

It is so much fun to discover a really talented new author! I believe that this is his first book, so I knew I was taking a bit of a chance, even though the summary looked interesting. I am so glad that I did! The story was very engaging, with just the right balance of intrigue, humor, and the supernatural. Sometimes it is hard to get past the writing of a new author, even if the storyline is good. Not so here. This is extremely well written- very natural. it's actually better written than many well known novels and series by established, popular authors of this genre. The narrator was also fantastic. There's great closure at the end, so the story stands alone just fine. However, there are also a few loose ends that make me think this could be the first book of a series. Wouldn't that be fun! Whether it continues Wren and Max's story, or is something completely different, I am really looking forward to Rob Winters' next novel.