“Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

                        Although I am a big Stephen King fan, I had never paid much attention to Joyland. Maybe it was the cover which seemed unnecessarily garish. I had never even read the book’s blurb or any of the reviews. Whatever the reason I resisted reading this novel, I succumbed to my love of King’s writing and added it to my Kindle. It’s a good thing … Continue reading “Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

“Sunspots” by Karen S. Bell

Book Blurb   “A love story of loss and redemption and the ghosts that haunt our lives and our houses. Aurora Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming. But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels … Continue reading “Sunspots” by Karen S. Bell

“She’s Not Gone” by Sarah Northwood

  As a domestic abuse survivor, I was eager to read this book by Sarah Northwood. She’s Not Gone is more than a story about spousal abuse; it is also a story of survival, with a paranormal twist.   The Prologue gives no hint to the story that follows. In fact, I had to return to it after finishing the book to understand the point … Continue reading “She’s Not Gone” by Sarah Northwood

“Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

It takes a high degree of skill to write a book that takes an event in history and blends it with a compelling fiction. Geoff Nelder accomplishes this in his historical fiction, Xaghra’s Revenge. To add to the captivating plot, Nelder has injected an unlikely romance between two delightful characters and a tragic love from the past; a love that might dramatically change the face … Continue reading “Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

1000 Word Challenge – Momma’s Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird by Eden Sharp

Momma’s Gonna Buy You A Mocking Bird – Eden Sharp Kiki finished her last mouthful of porridge staring into the faraway eyes of the missing girl on the milk carton. She mused on where she might have gone and whether she was happy there. In her peripheral vision, she waited for Pa to be through with his breakfast. He chewed the blubbery pork rind with … Continue reading 1000 Word Challenge – Momma’s Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird by Eden Sharp

“Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill is not just another ghost story. While weaving a supernatural tale Hill manages to invest the story with some of the real life horrors in the world. Through the eyes of Jude Coyne the reader explores the experiences of an aged rock musician and the people in his life … Continue reading “Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill