It was supposed to be a fresh start. A place for Steve & Melody Samson to begin their new life together away from the noise and crime of the city. However, their new home – an idyllic cottage nestled deep within the dense solitude of Oakwell forest-has a disturbing history, hidden for generations by the locals. There is evil in Hope House, and the cursed forest that surrounds it. Evil that has awakened after lying dormant for decades, and has terrifying plans for the young couple.
Once you hear the whispers, it may already be too late.
officially launching the paperback edition of Whisper in the next week or so, but in the lead up to the launch, the ebook edition will be available for $0.99 or £0.77 for a limited time. Do yourself a favour and pick up one of the creepiest books you'll read this year at a bargain price.
Whisper by Michael Bray. Review by Mariane Spitzer. **Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Whisper for review. This did not, in any way, affect my review of the book or Mr. Bray s ...writing. The book opens with a terrified child running through the woods. It immediately grabs you and pulls you into the story. Although the story does weave through the past and present, each section flows seamlessly into the next. There aren t any jerky time changes, and each change makes sense pulling you into the next scene. It kept me wanting to continue reading to know how the story was playing out in both the past and present. All of the characters are well developed. Their descriptions are detailed and believable. They could be people you know or see on the street each day. Their dialogue is what you would expect, and reflects their individual character. The plot was intriguing. A young married couple buying their dream house. That dream began to unwind when they stepped through the door. This may sound familiar, but don t let that fool you. Mr. Bray has found a new road to terror. He builds his story from several angles, each one frightening on its own. When he combines them, you will find yourself wrapped in a story you will not soon forget. From beginning to end, the plot moves forward. At times it s fast to pull you quickly into the terror that is building, and at others slowly to allow you to take in all the details around the characters and their situation. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a scary read with many twists and turns. I enjoyed it and give it 5 stars. I like Mr. Bray s style and it was well written. --Mariane Spitzer