Foster and Ruthie Turner tried to save each other, their marriage, and their family. Every house is haunted with the past of the people who live there. When one tries to stay and the other tries to leave, everyone will face the dire consequences of both those choices.
Armand Rosamilia and Jay Wilburn have crafted an emotional haunted house story that cuts deep and true to the realities of trying to make family work. The Enemy Held Near is a haunting which mirrors the struggle of a relationship coming apart. Everyone carries with them the ghosts of their past. Every family carries the baggage of history which always goes deeper than anyone can imagine. Foster and Ruthie must find a way to survive the home they have built for themselves even if they can't do so together. We are all haunted.
©2015 Armand Rosamilia/Jay Wilburn (P)2016 DevilDog Press
Modern ghost story
When the wife "meets" the family
Easy to identify each character
Who do YOU hold near?
Is the house haunted? Can an apparition kill? Can the misery of your past force you to see what, and who, is not really there? And what is it about Uncle Duke’s cigar??
The Enemy Held Near is a compelling modern ghost story that follows the Turners, a fatally flawed family as they fight against their world – the real, and the not so real.
Co-authored by Armand Rosamilia and Jay Wilburn, the novel was fun, and scary, and thought-provoking. When reading a co-authored book, I often try to guess who wrote which part, but in The Enemy Held Near, I found it almost impossible to distinguish the authors from each other. A testament, I think, to the professionalism of both Rosamilia and Wilburn.
The narrator’s soft-spoken narration added to the creep factor of the listen, and I’ll look forward to more from both the authors and the narrator.
This is a read for review.
This is the first audiobook I have listened to that is narrated by Jack Wallen Jr. I really enjoyed his narrator style and he has a very easy voice to listen to.
I read loads of Armand's work and thoroughly enjoy it and I have also enjoyed his collaborations with other authors like Shocker with Frank J Edler (such a funny disgusting read). This is the first time I have read anything by Jay Wilburn.
So this is a haunted house story with the family of the ghosts living there. The Turner family house has many generations living there and as most haunted house stories it all starts well but Ruthie who married into the family has always felt out of place to the point of leaving her husband Foster and trying to take her daughters resulting in child services being involved. There are lots of twists and turns and the main spirit is Uncle Duke, is he a nasty guy or does he protect the family from the other ghosts? There is death along the way and old history clarified read the book/listen to the audiobook to found out if anyone survives.
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