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Murderer's Sky (Under Shattered Skies)

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Under shattered skies, fifty-seven illegal immigrants are murdered outside of the town of Heater, Arizona, a dying town in a dying civilization. Their deaths in a ritual sacrifice awaken Sheriff Elliot Pierce, Father Albert Hayne, pregnant survivor Maria Diaz and all of the people of Heater to an evil as abhorrent as what is happening in the sky overhead, an evil that is l ...more
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Fiddlesticks Press (first published July 9th 2012)
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Elaina
Jul 29, 2012 Elaina rated it it was amazing
Murderers Sky begins innocuously enough- a priest summoned to a mother’s home, the local sheriff giving him a ride- but all is not as it seems. Overhead the sky is sickly and ominous and there are rumours of a terrible massacre out in the desert.

We come to know this priest with the soul of a musician and we travel with the sheriff into the jaws of hell. We meet a mother trying to help her challenged son- a boy who paints prophetic images of doom. We follow two boys who happened to be in the wron
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Rebecca
Aug 01, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: horror lovers, lovers of dystopian, realistically portrayed possible futures
Shelves: horror, dystopia
Having loved the author's first book, "Complete Tales of da Yoopernatural," (I still remember certain scenes vividly) I was eager to acquire this one and get started. It only took about two pages to be completely hooked. I started while on vacation and read the entire time and far into the night, leaving others to do the driving. PD Allen has a gift for drawing in the reader, giving tantalizing hints of horrors about to unfold, then changing direction and taking us somewhere completely different ...more
Matt Braymiller
Sep 29, 2015 Matt Braymiller rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
I so wanted to like this. The premise grabbed me and I really liked the folksy way it started. But the book really needs an editor's touch. The spelling errors and stiff dialog made the reading laborious. The scene with the religious fanatics group pushed the suspension of disbelief further than it would tolerate being pushed. I made it half-way and did not want to go any further, so I decided it would be best to set it aside. I may return later to make another attempt at finishing.
InD'tale Magazine
PD Allen has given the reader a world filled with fear and horror, but hope is in the making.

Read full review in the 2012 October issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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PD Allen has seen the publishing industry from many angles, as an editor, proofreader, typesetter and a sales clerk in a book store. But first and foremost, he is a novelist. With the publishing industry in turmoil due to the rising popularity of ebooks, he has chosen to throw his hat in the ring as an indie author.

PD has led a dynamic and adventurous life. He bicycled the Rocky Mountains, travele
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