Sudbury author Dave Wickenden says he is excited to announce the launch of his latest thriller, Mad Dog, which he calls a ‘Sudbury story.”
The book is about 14-year-old Daniel and his friends, who are enjoying the best childhood could offer during the summer in 1975 in a northern mining town until someone started brutally killing family pets.
Daniel, who wants nothing more than to be the hero from his books, convinces his friends to help search for the ‘sicko’, but this only brings him to the attention of the killer.
When evidence surfaces that points at Daniel as the killer, he soon realizes that there is much more to being a hero than what he has read. Running away from home, he enlists two seniors and a neighbourhood bully to help trap the real killer.
“This story is close to the heart as it takes place in the author’s former neighborhood, in the Martindale and Gatchell areas of Sudbury, and reflects the city from that time,” a release promoting the book said. “This is a Sudbury story.”