Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Covalescence by Maynard Sims [4 stars]

From the Description:
Who will protect the children?
Fourteen-year-old James has seen his family wiped out by tuberculosis in the England of the 1960s. When he is sent to the country to convalesce with his Uncle Thomas it seems a welcome respite. But his uncle is strange, and clearly has a dark secret. The huge house is secretive too, with whispers and cries in the night. Gradually James meets other children, some real, some apparently ghosts, but all of whom have been hurt by the uncle. Will James be next?

In an eerie novella of repressed depravity, Maynard Sims conjures nightmares from the fears of childhood.
I received a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella.
Convalescence is a spooky tale of justice from beyond the grave. I really enjoyed this chilling novella! The story was atmospheric and well written with a cast of characters that fit perfectly. I really liked Jimmy, and Amy. It was easy to care about Jimmy especially, a boy who lost his family and everything he knew yet still remains hopeful and determined to do what's right. The secrets hiding in the old house are horrifying and make the ending one you can cheer over. This is a fantastic 4 star read.
About the Authors

Len Maynard & Mick Sims are the authors of several thriller novels including Nightmare City and Stronghold, the Department 18 books The Eighth Witch and A Plague Of Echoes, all from Samhain, who also have scheduled Stillwater, a ghost story, and Mother Of Demons, Department 18 book 5, as well as Convalescence, an e-novella.

They are currently working on a more thrillers. They have been published with romance under a pseudonym, have had nine story collections published, and are currently completing the tenth. They have had numerous stories published in a variety of anthologies and magazines. They have won awards with their screenplays. They also work as editors, and do ghost writing projects, and have been essayists, reviewers and small press publishers.

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