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Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019, horror, lovecraftian, mystery, 2019-ha-a-z-challenge

It’s hard to know where to start when reviewing this book. Let me just start by saying it is awesome. You need to buy it. Like now.

Ok. Got that out of the way. Let me highlight a couple of things that really stick out as reasons why I feel you should part with your hard earned cash.

1. Prudence Osgood - formerly Pru, now Os. She’s a queer (very queer), smart-talking, paranormal investigator with a troubled past. She suffers from depression, has more than a few substance abuse issues, and I totally fell in love with her within a few pages. Her differentness from the stereotypical Raymond Chandler knock-offs that haunt most investigative novels is a breath of fresh air.
2. The Trio - Os undergoes her journey with two companions, Audrey and Zack. Audrey is the estranged bestie who comes back into Os’ life with a back story that adds depth and complexity to the mystery and Os both. Zack is the techie geek no investigator can be without these days. He is loyal, loving, and the perfect companion for Osgood’s witty and snarky repartee. It seems these three are here to stay for sequels and that only makes me want to read them more.
3. The Mystery - I won’t say too much about this. I don’t want to drop spoilers. Suffice it to stay that it involves 80s Rock, vinyl LPs, occult symbolism, conspiracy theories, possession, and trans-dimensional beings. Beckett takes you carefully through the unraveling, teasing you along the way, and the brings it to a crescendo that does not disappoint.
4. The Ending- This deserves its own number. While the mystery is really cool and compelling from the get go, Beckett takes it to a place that lives more in the horror genre than mystery novels. (Particularly, I smell some strong Lovecraft aromas in this brew.) For me, a confirmed Lovecraft nerd, that made the novel go from damn good to freakin great.

This novel was fun as hell. It had a great mystery and better ending. It will make you want to read the next ones (coming soon, I hope). If you love it half as much as I did, your time and money will have been well spent.
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Reading Progress

April 4, 2019 – Shelved
April 4, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
April 17, 2019 – Started Reading
April 20, 2019 –
50.0% "So good!"
April 25, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: lovecraftian
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: horror
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-ha-a-z-challenge

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