Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa

honeststo Revelllook forwardit is spookyFourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden. That secret’s name is Annabel Lee Truckson, and even she doesn’t know why her mysterious uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He’s left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard dog, and a single command: “Don’t open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me.”

Above ground, a former Army sniper called The Mute and an enigmatic “Dr. Smith” know about the girl. As the race begins to find her, the tension builds. Who wants to set her free? Why does the other want to keep her captive forever? Who will reach her first?

Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill need to piece together the clues and stay alive long enough to retrieve the girl–before it’s too late.

With its stunning writing and relentless pace, Annabel Lee will captivate readers from the first page.

About the Author

Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide.

After publishing the suspense novel, ANNABEL LEE, several readers asked Mike if it was “too violent” for religious readers. Unable to answer the question on his own, Mike assembled a fiction round-table with Ted Dekker, Lynette Eason, and Vicki Crumpton to talk it over. Read their conversation at:

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My Thoughts

If it has been awhile since you read a spooky, creepy, page turner, this is your next book! It is not overly violent, so the teen in your life will enjoy this story line, but it is spooky, as in Edgar Allen Poe “spooky.” It kept my up til 2 am on a work night, but I just couldn’t put it down!

The characters are eclectic, strong, and vivid. Told in the third person, the chapter’s focus on one character’s feelings, views, feelings, makes this story less complex.

The questions posed to the readers in the first chapter, namely, “who is Annabel Lee, how did she end up living with Uncle Truck, and where did he come from?” are all answered. The conclusion was a total surprise and unexpected.

I look forward to the next Coffey & Hill thriller. Thanks to Revell for a copy in exchange for this honest review.