Nightmare by Robin Parrish

Okay, I’m afraid of ghosts. And I have to tell you, after reading this story, I am still afraid of them. In fact, I might believe in their existence more than I did before I began the book. I must say, my thought so many times as I read the book was, “why would anyone want to spend the night in a building known to be ‘haunted’?” That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the story line. And I love the last line of the book… “it isn’t what happens when you die, it’s what happens when you live.” When you read the book, you’ll understand that line perfectly.

If you enjoy stories about the afterlife, you will truly enjoy reading this book. Mr. Parrish has done a wonderful job with the subject.

You will also want to check out his 7Hours contribution, The Last Night of Alton Webber. Excellent!

They Shall See God by Athol Dickson

When I first started reading They Shall See God, I got a little bogged down in all the different characters. I had trouble remembering why we were talking about a particular one, but as the story progressed the characters took a definite shape along the story line and their purpose to the story became clear. Once I had that settled, I allowed myself to become immersed in the story.

Two women who had been best friends as little girls and had witnessed a terrible crime become linked again after 30 years of not seeing each other. The killer they testified against in their childhood is released from prison and returns to his hometown. Not long after his arrival, people who were witnesses to that old crime are being murdered in very strange scenarios. While the scenarios may have been weird, the suspense in the story was believable, which gave it a good balance.
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