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Book Review: Annabel Lee

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510d9OIPjpL__SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Annabel Lee

Author: Mike Nappa

Paperback: 368 Pages

Series: Coffey& Hill (Book 1)

Publisher: Revell (March 1, 2016)


Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.

The secret’s name is Annabel Lee.

She doesn’t know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He’s left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: “Don’t open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me.” Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He’s been trailing a man for a decade–a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill–and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery–before it’s too late.

41tKO0olJTL__UX250_Meet the Author:

Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full time.

My Review:

I’m not one to judge a book by its cover, but I took one look at the cover of this book, Annabel Lee, and I just had to read this book. This is the first time that I’ve read or heard of anything by Mike Nappa and I will be look in for more in the future.

When you start this book I suggest that you might as well forget everything else. You’ll get nothing done so, you might want to wait until all of your to-do-lists are finished. You’ll be cling to the edge of your seat until the very last page. Get ready to ask yourself so many questions!

Here are a few:

  • Why did her uncle lock her in an underground shelter?
  • Why did he instruct her not to open the door to anyone – unless they had the secret code?
  • Why is that dog so terrifying and why was it trained to be a killer?
  • Who is the mysterious and eccentric Dr. Smith and why does he keep following Trudi, Samuel, and The Mute?


Mike Nappa draws you into the plot and the live of the characters so much that even you will feel as if you are witness to all of the events. There is no way you will be able to leave this novel behind once you read the last words. I recommend you read this novel and keep a watch out for the next Coffey & Hill novel, The Raven, this fall.


I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!


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