Book: Red Hail
Author: Jamie Killen
This is my 53rd read for the year
This is a story that starts in 1960 with a small town of Galina. A mysterious illness has taken over several people in the town after a red hail fell. People start staring and repeating words of objects around them. Then they become statues in weird positions. Then they start to speak as if they are answering questions. The town is frightened, and as more people fall victim of this illness, two groups form. Those who want to find out what is causing it and those who believe that God has brought these among a certain group on purpose.
The other half of the book takes place in 2020 where people who have decendents from Galina start to show symptoms that occured in 1960. As a group of researchers try to figure out the mystery, the reason for the illness comes to light.
Both groups race to figure out if this will spread or if it will stop. And both groups are surprised to figure out the reason.
This was a fair book. I love a good mystery/supernatural story. I was drawn in to the idea and curious where it was leading. In the end, it was just okay. It was pretty well written, but endings are always tricky and this one was just so/so. Not sorry I picked it up though - it was entertaining.