Moon Mountain by Jess Porto

Moon Mountain by Jess Porto
Series: Moon Mountain Series Book 1

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Moon Mountain (Moon Mountain Series Book 1) by Jess Porto

The year is 1997 and it’s a Friday night with a full moon in the sky. And it’s Halloween.

Morgan Thomas and her best friend and roommate, Sheridan, plan to make it a night to remember. Having recently started her senior year at Clarkes College in the inimitably charming country town of Moon Mountain, North Carolina, Morgan feels this year could be her best yet.

But Morgan’s world begins to unravel on this chilly autumn night.

First, she encounters a mysterious stranger at a friend’s costume party and is unnerved by their chilling silence and peculiar behavior. Then, as if the encounter wasn’t enough to put her on edge, she wakes in the middle of the night to find herself lying on the ground in the vast forest that borders Moon Mountain, with no recollection of how she got there. But before she can make sense of the perplexing situation, a massive creature hidden among the treetops makes its presence known, sending Morgan running for her life.

She safely finds her way back home, but soon becomes plagued by recurring dreams of the forest and a haunting, mysterious cabin. And when the friend who threw the party is found bludgeoned to death days later, pieces of an unknown puzzle begin to rise to the surface, causing Morgan to fear her own involvement. But with no memory of it, she is forced to question her sanity and whether all these troubling events are somehow connected.

As Morgan discovers more pieces, including unscrupulous revelations involving Sheridan’s wealthy and powerful family, the Gallaghers, she is cast into another world she could never have imagined existed, let alone that she would become the unwitting pawn in a dark and disturbing plan.

What secrets does Moon Mountain hold beneath its dark and seemingly calm surface? Who are the Gallaghers and what truly lies behind their success and power? Morgan, as well as a young and eager detective who’s on her heels (and her mind), are about to discover that 1997 will be the most extraordinary—and terrifying—year of their lives.

Chick Lit Cafe Book Review:

If you’re looking for a mysterious, slow-burn thriller with a supernatural edge, then you will absolutely love Moon Mountain by Jess Porto. It is a truly addictive, unique and incredible work of modern fiction filled with murder, intrigue, suspense, mystery and thrills.

 Morgan Thomas is a clever college girl and part-time bartender who is just trying to do her best to finish school. But one night at a college party, strange things start happening. After a night of carousing, she passes out on her bed but wakes up with a view of the moon, lying on the forest floor. But this is only the beginning. She begins to have strange and terrifying dreams and continues to find herself waking up in strange locations. When a close friend dies mysteriously, Morgan suspects she had something to do with it. Members of Morgan’s best friend’s influential family also start behaving slightly out of the norm, and when a cute detective gets added to the mix, the plot intensifies.

The plot is meticulously thought out, and there are several clever elements that Jess Porto throws in to add even more interest and intrigue along with the mysteriousness and frequent thrills. Moon Mountain is in a word, “outstanding.” Jess Porto is an excellent writer with incredible talent for original and enthralling storytelling, creating unbelievable settings and scenes, amazing characters and a plot that is unlike any other. She not only has stellar ideas but executes them to near perfection. Moon Mountain is an extremely enthralling mystery thriller—it’s vying for the best mystery thriller fiction book of 2023.

This brilliant murder mystery thriller read has many unique clever themes woven into it causing it to have many eerie and an extraordinary paranormal, supernatural and urban fantasy elements intertwined within the fascinating story—Jess Porto’s, Moon Mountain is a masterpiece that you do not want to miss. Moon Mountain by Jess Porto comes highly recommended by Chick Lit Café ~ all genres for all readers~

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About the Author

Jess Porto grew up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York and subsequently moved to a handful of other states, including Illinois, Iowa, where she graduated from high school and attended Iowa State University, then to South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina.

Jess graduated from Southwest Florida College with an Associate of Science degree in interior design. After various positions in retail, construction, and design, she is currently the marketing director for her longtime employer in Florida and works from home in North Carolina, which allows her more time for writing.

Moon Mountain, her debut novel, is currently available for order at various retailers in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats. Click to get your copy



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