REVIEW: THE GUARDIANS by Andrew Pyper
This is only my second Andrew Pyper novel; I was fortunate to read an ARC of his upcoming novel THE DAMNED (publication February 2015) and so loved it I immediately became a devoted fan. THE GUARDIANS is set in small-town Ontario, a community.where high school hockey rules and everybody knows everything about everyone else. It's a good place to grow up, a good place to raise children, a fertile ground to form lifelong friendships. But every tasty apple might conceal a worm; for the small close-knit community of Grimshaw, that worm coils at 321 Caledonia Street, beside the hill leading to the hospital and nurses' residence, across the street from the home where adolescent hockey player Ben McAuliffe lives with his widowed mother. Known as the Thurman House for its owners in the 1940's, it's decaying, long-uninhabited, and harboring a bloody history: some forgotten, some always remembered.