Monday, June 2, 2014

Whisper - by Michael Bray - Fine supernatural horror

4 of 5 Stars

Whisper is one of those books you see for FREE and download in hopes of getting a chance to read one day.  That day came when I received a review copy of Echoes by the same author, Michael Bray, and discovered it was a sequel to Whisper.  I don't know about you, but I hate reading a sequel when I haven't read the original, so that meant it was time to read Whisper.

The book was a pleasant surprise.  City dwellers, Melody and Steve Samson fall in love with "Hope House," located in the forest outside of Oakville.  It'll need some work, but the price is right, and it will be nice to escape the concrete jungle.

The author does a nice job of building the mystique of the house and making the couple gradually regret their decision.  When the story of the property is finally revealed, the legend was at once believable and complete.

My biggest concern with Whisper were the changes in the couple's demeanour from scene to scene, I felt there were times it lacked believability.  If Melody is having weird experiences why wouldn't she be more understanding of Steve's and vice versa.  Where is the love?

Aside from that, this was a well-crafted supernatural horror story and I look forward to reading it's sequel, Echoes, in a week or two.

Whisper is available now from Horrific Tales Publishing, through, both as a paperback and ebook.  If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library.


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