Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh
Mick Ridgewell’s The Nightcrawler starts out like two separate stories one featuring an antagonist the other a protagonist and slowly begins to intersect into one hell of a ride.
Scott Randall is a pompous ass, one of those guys you hope something bad happens to. Well, guess what? It does! Yeah, it all starts when he blew off the homeless guy looking for some spare change. Scott’s at the top of his game in the corporate world getting ready to take off for little R and R, he agrees to drive his boss’s vintage ‘69 Charger across country from Detroit in hopes of finding a buyer for it in LA. Ah, but you know that homeless guy I mentioned? Like a bad penny the guy keeps appearing everywhere Scott goes. And with each sighting, things begin to turn darker…
Meanwhile, Roger Morris a young man from Vermont is hitchhiking his way to the Grand Canyon. A trucker in Nebraska has just offered Roger a ride which he gladly accepts. It’s through this connection that he hooks up with Bethany who he continues his trip to the Grand Canyon with.
While Roger’s travels seem on the happy-go-lucky path, his dreams are fraught with foreboding. Scott, on the other hand, seems to be losing his grip, his reality becomes a waking dream.
So, how you wonder will these two stories cross paths? Well, Ridgewell smartly begins to put the little pieces into place that will tie things together. While it may be a slow start at the beginning the story quickly picks up the pace and will keep you guessing as to how it will end. I found it to be entertaining and a little different from what I have been reading lately so yeah, I think it is worth your time to check it out. You can pick up your copy HERE!!