Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Grief Frequency - by Kealan Patrick Burke - Loss is so hard

5 of 5 Stars

A novelette from one of the finest writers working in the Horror genre today.  Kealan Patrick Burke's work includes Currency of Souls (which I loved) and more recently, Kin, which is on my "to be read" list, as well as the Bram Stoker award winning novella The Turtle Boy.

The Grief Frequency is about the aftermath of a terrible automobile accident where Paul's wife Caitlin is killed.  Paul is deeply distraught and, to make it worse, his Father-in-law, Bill, blames him for the accident.

In a way, Paul is haunted by his wife and all this pressure causes him to take actions that lead to terrible consequences.

What makes this such a great story is the telling of the tale.  Burke deftly takes us into the grieving mind of a man who loved his wife with his whole being and we get to see what happens as he slowly unravels when he learns more about her condition. 

Well crafted, with a perfect ending, this is an excellent way to introduce someone to the work of a wonderful author.  It's currently available for free from a number of sources, including for the Kindle reader from

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