In HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town by Margery B. Metzger, a chilling true crime narrative unfolds against the serene backdrop of the Berkshire Hills on an ordinary winter day in 1994. The book delves deep into a series of seemingly unrelated yet horrifying events that shook the idyllic New England towns, revealing the sinister presence of a savage serial killer, Lewis Lent, Jr., lurking in the shadows.
A review of HIDDEN DEMONS on Readers' Favorite provides a profound exploration of the book's captivating narrative and its resonance with true crime enthusiasts.
Reviewer Bernadette Longu applauds Metzger's storytelling prowess, skillfully immersing readers in the complexities of a murder investigation and vividly portraying the frustrations and challenges law enforcement faces. Including references to newspaper articles and police releases adds an authentic layer to the storytelling, providing readers with a compelling and genuine experience.
The author has written in such a way that the reader feels that they are part of the investigation and can actually feel the frustration of the detectives, state troopers, and police investigating these murders by Lewis Lent, Jr. The author shows the reader how complicated and frustrating an investigation into murder can be, especially when one realizes that the other day-to-day work still has to be done in between the new investigation." —Readers' Favorite Reviewer, Bernadette Longu
The review recognizes the emotional depth with which Metzger addresses the impact on families affected by murder. It delves into the intrusive nature of media coverage and acknowledges the dedication of justice and police departments, expressing gratitude to media outlets. This comprehensive portrayal of the investigation contributes to the book's profound impact.
The recognition of HIDDEN DEMONS as a finalist in the true crime category for the Readers' Favorite Awards enhances the book's prestige, perfectly reflecting the mission of Readers' Favorite to champion and honor authors within the literary community.