Raven’s Cove” is an endearing cozy mystery wrapped in Supernatural horror and legend, set in contemporary South Central Alaska. Clearly delineated are the forces of good vs. evil, from the Congregational Alliance Church (which serves the dark side while disguising itself as of the Light), maneuvering to distract and destroy the young Reverend Lucas’ fundamentalist congregation; and the evil which has “resided” for centuries or perhaps millennia, deep in the locale known as “Raven’s Ravine,” resting just below “Corpse Mound,” an evil that has taken lives at every opportunity.
The characters are finely-drawn and three-dimensional, and even the “evil” ones will elicit reader comprehension, if not always empathy. Kat, Sheriff Bart, Reverend Lucas, and the visitor Josiah (who has suffered greatly himself, and whose life has been changed because of it) must combine to battle an evil that only some of them can even begin to believe in, while others understand but do not yet know the extent of the evil, nor the dangers they themselves face.
For readers who like a smooth-reading mystery with Supernatural and mythological overtones, founded on a strong basis of good vs. evil, “Raven’s Cove” will hit the spot.
The mayor of Raven's Cove, Alaska has brought in a new tourist attraction - an abandoned town that no one has lived in for over 100 years. But the town was abandoned for a reason and the people of Raven's Cove are in for a fight for their very souls.
Good thriller; a little heavy on the religious aspects.
A section titled Paranormal Christian Fiction might be hard to find in your local bookstore. While a number of religious authors have included supernatural phenomena, that is probably not the norm. But Mary Ann Poll dives headlong into a modern-day finding-God tale with barely-seen demons whisping (and whispering) through a town in the middle of a divisive church upheaval. Navigating this murky mess is Kat, a wonderful character made of equal parts ice and fire, her extended family members, and her FBI agent adversary turned suitor. The situation gets worse before it gets better, but it is fun to see her, and them, navigate the process of wrapping their heads around the situation they are in: this is no ordinary string of murders...and it will have no ordinary solution...
"Ravens Cove" By Mary Ann Poll was indeed a good supernatural action packed mystery. We are welcomed to a place called 'Ravens Cove, Alaska where you will find a town that us full of rich stories of the based on facts....of good vs. evil.. from the church....The Congregational Alliance Church trying to get rid of the Rev. Lucas....which was the Fundamentalist Church. Why was this? Well, this evilness that has been there for centuries....known as the 'Raven Ravin' was below the 'Corpse Mound,' which was evil and was there to take lives...they needed five to carry out this crest.
The characters were really off the chart... this author did a very good job in presenting these people to us....Kat (Katrina Agnes Tovslosky), Sheriff Bart (Bartholomew Andersen), Reverend Paul Lucas, Josiah Williams, Miggie, Anita Conner, Wendy, Kenneth Melbourne(FBI agent), Grandma(Alese) Bricken, Josephina Latrell, Chief Andy Billings, Reverend Martin Plotno, Mrs. Tellamoot, Mr.Smooth, Arnold Thralling, Amos, Arnie, Cassandra Martin, Erwin,Mrs. Ranson Plotno, Caroline, Cassie, (Iconoclast), Doc Billings, (Atramentous), Pet, Jonathan & Joseph Tillwater(twins), Mikie Colmbs and I am sure I have left someone out... so you will have to pick up the wonderful read and find out who that is...for you will be able to see how this battle of good and evil plays out....the dark side showing itself as good...even trying to destroy the good. You will see how the visitor(Josiah) was presented and came into this story whose life had been changed. Now, this is the time I will say again... you must pick up "Raven's Cove" to find out just what is going on.
If you are in for a good action packed mystery with supernatural and mythological over tones..."Ravens Cove" is for you.