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Catfish in the Cradle

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Grady Pope has hit bottom; his alligator hunting business is failing and his daughter has abandoned him. Nearly giving up, his life is turned upside down when she reappears and dies giving birth to a son. Grady takes in his erstwhile grandson, vowing to raise him. He soon notices that strange events occur around the child, culminating in the revelation that he isn't entire ...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2019
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Nicole
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Easily a new favorite!

Atmospheric and original. Catfish In The Cradle grabs you by the hand and compels you to get to the last devastating page! You know you've found a gem when you secretly hope the author has plans to revisit the characters because you feel like you need more. (For example, any future books with the Deep Folk or exploring Luc's past will be snatched up immediately by me.)
Bruce Blanchard
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Catfish Is Definitely Bizarro

Simply put, bizarre is when you have a plot with defineable sign posts and everywhere you look things resemble the real and yet get stretched into the strange. This is also a book gonna be pretty hard to review as you say too much you reveal the entire plot. Too little and not a lot to understand about it. So here goes.
We're down in Texas, close to Louisiana, and swampland complete with gators and more of transportation being your boat. Central character is G
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Patricia Ward
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fishy

Great horror story. Good old fashioned scary tale with legends and townsfolk keeping secrets. Couldn't put down. Unpredictable and heartwarming. I loved it. Finally a true storyteller.
John Collins
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you can appreciate Lovecraftian inspired monster (perhaps a small nod to the Clickers series), swamp hoodoo and weird southern gothic than this is for you.
Wile. E. Young created a wonderful story her about family ties, human and inhuman, that’s engaging and a lot of fun.
If I have any complaint,it’s that the book has quite a bit of typos but that’s on the copy editors, not the author.
Still, this was a fun debut novel.
Kenzie
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wile E. Young takes his reader on quite an emotionally wrenching journey out in the murky bayous of Louisiana where the local lore about swamp-dwelling primordial creatures turns out to be true, and familial bonds, both figuratively and literally, run deep. Young’s story is richly detailed, his characters, authentic (especially that of the heartbroken, long-suffering protagonist, alligator hunter Grady Pope). As a whole, it works very well as both its own bittersweet entity and as a loving homag ...more
Rachel  Drenning
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Live by a lake? This one's for you .

I absolutely loved this story. It was totally different from what I am used to reading, which is what made it so fabulous. If you are tired of your typical horror monsters and legends, this one is for you. I hope this author keeps writing and continues with the unique legends.
Madison Degraffenreid
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5-stars

Catfish In The Cradle was exciting and suspenseful. It was full of horrendous paranormal creatures and magic. Grady Pope was a wonderful main character whose life is flipped after the arrival of his grandson Lincoln. Lincoln is not quite human and the creatures of the deep seek to have him. In turn the whole town goes crazy and sides are chosen.

This novel has such a wonderful storyline that easily kept my attention and also at the edge o
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Lolapaige
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The plot was enjoyable. The spelling, grammatical errors and weird spacing made it hard to read.
Nick Lucky
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
3 stars for an entertaining story and enjoyable character voice. There were an unfortunate number of typos and format errors on the Kindle edition which really affected the experience. I felt like the horror aspects were too rushed, which is too bad because they were so disgusting and fun.
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