Sam and Dean Winchester consider Bobby to be their honorary uncle. After dealing with some harpies, the trio travel to Laurel Hill, New Jersey. On the surface, the small town seems to be having a horrible run of bad luck. In truth, the unfortunate town has been infiltrated by an invincible creature that specializes in orchestrating bad accidents and causing the spread of diseases.
Sam still has a daily struggle to maintain a vise-like grip on his sanity. Occasionally Sam has trouble distinguishing between what is reality and what is "Lucifer-vision". Dean does all he can to help his brother cope. Often Sam will squeeze the scar on his left hand, prompting real-world pain to push reality back to the surface of his mind. But Dean worries that someday he may lose his brother to madness. In addition to his problem, the Winchester brothers recently had a couple of dark doppelgangers created of them by the Leviathan. These doppelgangers had gone on a cross-country killing spree. Sam and Dean must continually keep looking over their shoulders in case somebody made them as the infamous serial killers. Therefore, Bobby uses his Fed disguise to work with the local police, while the brothers go undercover as insurance claim adjusters so that they may talk to witnesses of all the bad accidents and deaths.
Sumiko Jones is known in school as the Lion Truth Blogger. The teen is intelligent and extremely observant. She uses these talents to blog school happenings that most fail to notice. Her boyfriend is Ryan Bramble. Ryan has been having trouble with his grades this year. Sumiko is helping by tutoring Ryan; yet Ryan feels that it is a worthless endeavor. It does not help that Ryan has been suffering lately from horrible migraines. If the tension headaches are not enough, Ryan is beginning to experience insane rages. He has no idea what is happening to him. The answer is far worse than he could ever imagine. As the chain of misfortunes escalates, Sumiko expands her blog to include all the recent supernatural events in Laurel Hill. Eventually her blog investigation catches the eyes of Sam and Dean.
***** FIVE STARS! This novel is a media tie-in to the hit CW series "Supernatural - Die komplette vierte Staffel (6 DVDs)". This is an original story and has never been seen on television. You do not have to be a fan of the series in order to fully enjoy this adventure; however, for those of you who do keep up with the television show, this tale takes place during Season Seven between "Time for a Wedding!" and "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters".
Author John Passarella is well known for writing some dark, twisted, and creepy stories. I have often wondered about this author's mental stability. That possible imbalance is probably what gives each of his stories their surreal aura. Whatever talent, dark imagination, or paranormal ability this author has, he definitely used it in spades for writing this adventure. I ended up reading the entire book in a single sitting. (Thank heavens I was on vacation and did not mind losing so much sleep!) Unforgettable! *****
I read a few bad things about, for example how the author didn't really focus on Sam and Dean but was "trying to write about his own characters".. maybe. *shrugs* But Dean and Sam never felt off, neither did Bobby. In my opinion, they were portrayed perfectly and the other characters the author built in had to have so much writing about themselves to be realistic and for the reader to understand what is going on. I enjoyed, that it was more like a puzzle. Some pieces you knew already; Sam, Dean, Bobby. Some you didn't and you couldn't see the full picture yet. You had to take the pieces and see what fit and what you the pieces looked like. You were slowly introduced to the monster, to the other characters and their reasoning, while not really knowing what the monster is or why the other characters are even MENTIONED. So I enjoyed the reveal.
The writing was also to my tastes. The end was a bit sad, what can I say? Supernatural, huh..