Frankford Lucas is the chief superintendent in the police force. He is well respected and well thought of… however, he has a secret. Ever since childhood he has visited The Quiet Road in his dreams. He thought it was a good place, this Quiet Road, but events unfold to prove otherwise. Gruesome murders are being carried out on his patch and trophies turning up in his flat with no rational explanation. Who is slaughtering the innocent victims and why? Profiler Lenny Docker introduces a clairvoyant into the investigation and The Sarsaparilla Duchess, seems to know more about Frankford Lucas than she should – even more than he does himself! In time Frankford Lucas learns the true secret of The Quiet Road and realises he is dealing with a force beyond his control. Can he save his soul from darkness, and can he save the souls of others who cannot help themselves? The Road is long as is the investigation leading the reader on an intense journey they will not forget in a hurry!
The quiet Road is a definite spine chiller. It took me quite some time to read, simply because I wanted to take my time savouring every detail. I was intrigued from the start and was quickly engaged in the story. Annie Frame has done a fantastic job writing this book, it is beautifully written and extremely well thought out. I was genuinely creeped out by alot of the things in this book, everything in it was believable to me and not over done or forced.
The story follows Frankford Lucas, who is Chief Super Intendant in the police force. He has been visiting The Quiet Road in his dreams from childhood. The Quiet Road for Frankford is a place where he can relax and he loves visiting it every night n his sleep. It is quite the opposite, it is the devils playground, where he lures innocent victims in.
A string of unsolved murders in the area draws Frankford’s attention, as he has witnessed their deaths and in the morning wakes up with a trophy from the victim in his house. Frankford has no explanation for this and is chilled to the bone.
A clairvoyant, Sarsaparilla Duchess, comes in on the investigations. She proves her worth to the non-believing Frankford, he starts to come to terms that something sinter is at work. When they visit The Grange, a psychiatric facility, there is talk of The Quiet Road. Frankford visits a man, that is without a doubt possessed, He committed a string of murders long ago, not unlike the ones that are being committed in the investigation.
I don’t want to give to much away, but Frankford discovers the truth about The Quiet Road and everything starts to fall into place. Frankford goes on an amazing journey throughout this book, and things come full circle, just like they were intended in the grand scheme of things. The ending was truly amazing, the whole book opened my mind a bit more. This book was a pleasure to read, I am so glad I got the opportunity. Thank-you Annie Frame. I will definitely go back and read this thrilling book again.
My favourite quote from the book is “The Devil’s labyrinth… He lies and waits in the whirlpool of reflection to steal you from your ownership and if you think he doesn’t exist his hold on you has begun.”
A five star read