Last Stop Slumberland

Last Stop Slumberland is a thrilling tale set in the dark streets of 1954 Los Angeles by author Jay Cameron Parker. In the dark alleys of vintage L.A., regardless of whether you were a star or a nobody, your last stop in Hollywood was destined to be the “slumberland” cemetery. In Matthew Brooks’ life, he navigates obstacles well enough until the day his sister dies. She leaves him nothing but a locked bag and a crime scene address. Brooks unknowingly steps into a puzzling murder mystery, and not long after, he finds himself entangled in a web of false accusations and deception.

Jay Cameron Parker’s Last Stop Slumberland is a riveting historical fiction novel that shows readers a well-known location through a unique lens. Parker’s explicit writing skills enabled me to live vicariously through Matthew throughout the entirety of this crime thriller.

I enjoyed the slow piecing together of the mystery as everything felt like it came about organically and revelations felt momentous. The endless events that took place in theatre basements, haunted tents, and dark alleys of Los Angeles encircled the web, but it was never difficult to keep up with them. Even with all his plot twists, Parker always ensures readers can follow the storyline.

The cast of characters was intriguing as well, which always helps to make a mystery novel so much more compelling. From the sharp-witted detective, and two fearless women, to brutal antagonists. Parker did each character justice and gives them plenty of depth and provides just enough time for their character to develop naturally. Matthew Brooks’ ability to always plot ahead of his nemesis was truly mind-blowing.

I would highly recommend Last Stop Slumberland for its alluring mystery and sharp storytelling. Crime fiction fans looking for Hitchcockian noir novels will find plenty to be enthralled within this constantly evolving story.

Pages: 323 | ASIN: B09ZD48R5B

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Posted on January 18, 2023, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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