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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
It was always there. Thirty years ago, Carter Springer left behind Devondale, a sleepy neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, for a big-city life in Atlanta. But he didn't just leave behind his family-he also left behind his friends, a group the adults of the neighborhood once referred to as the Devondale Five. They were legends back then. They ran the neighborhood. They ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published May 24th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a read that went quickly because I just couldn't put it down. It kept me up all night with me needing to know what was happening next and I would lose that sleep all over again. Carter is your main character that comes back to Lexington to bury one of crew from his youth. The Five is back together again, minus Richie who is being laid to rest, but he really isn't resting too much. I was so shocked at all the events that showed themselves and help set up the next chapter, the next move ...more
Sherry Terry
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Devondale. It was the perfect book for Halloween. Just the right amount of scary to keep the horror lover reading. The cover promised frightening and it delivered. The writing is tight and very well done.

Little does Carter know that when he goes home for a friend’s funeral, his life will be changed forever. He reunites with an old flame and gets into lots of twists and turns. I love the way Mark put everything together, and when the dead guy keeps following Carter around, the
Tuesday Cross
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
A dark paranormal adventure that keeps you guessing, Mark Spears’ ‘Devondale’ is a tale that will have you afraid of your own shadow.

Mark leads you down a dimly lit path full of twists and turns and promptly frightens the daylights out of you in this unique murder story which explores the beyond.

While there were parts of the narrative which bumped me as a reader, overall Mark’s writing style is tidy and easy to follow. Death, the afterlife, the circumstances of the murder… all are explored with
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book was fast reading and kept you on your toes in remembering who & what. Loved loved it. Living in Lexington and knowing the places written put an extra appreciation for this book. What a freaking imagination the author had, how he kept the story line in sequence displays a real skill of an author. Great reading, story line and characters mixed together to create a fantasy mystery type of book. Thanks for the read Mark. .
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book I've read written by Mark Spears; he has done a great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of his books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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I was born in Lexington Kentucky, the same city that my books Finding Eve and Devondale are set in. You’ll also find Lexington, and several small cities around Kentucky, in The Legend of Catfish Joe and Other Stories. I had a pretty good childhood and enjoy writing about some of the adventures, and misadventures, that I had growing up. I currently maintain my own library of nearly 6,000 books, and ...more
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