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Publisher's Summary

Robert Watts is having the worst day of his entire life. First he's laid off, then he finds out that his wife is having an affair, with his boss no less. And that's only the beginning.

Before the month is out, Robert finds himself alone to raise his daughter with no money, no job, and a house that is minutes from being repossessed. Just when he hits rock bottom, a strange visitor arrives at the doorstep of his soon to be foreclosed house with a letter from an aunt he didn't know existed.

The offer is simple: look after Aunt Ruth during her dying days, and in return Robert will be bequeathed the Harlop Estate in which she currently resides. It's a no-brainer and Robert jumps at the opportunity, equally motivated by the prospect of financial security as he is by a fresh start.

Problem is, it only takes a few nights in the Harlop Estate before he begins to question Aunt Ruth's claims that they are the home's only inhabitants.

It's the scratching he hears during the night, the voices that he can barely make out over the constant rain, and then there's the girl with the rat.

With their house foreclosed and their bank accounts liquidated, Robert and his daughter Amy desperately need a place to live. But the question Robert soon finds himself struggling with is whether living in the Harlop Estate is worth it, and if he can survive until Aunt Ruth passes to collect his inheritance.

Shallow Graves is the first book in the Haunted Series, chilling, gruesome, and truly haunting tales with a twist that you will never see coming. Download your copy today!

©2016 Patrick Logan (P)2016 Patrick Logan

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Intensely interesting

Fast paced, intense, emotional, well written and well narrated. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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excellent

very good i want the rest of the trilogy I could not put it down please give me the rest of the series

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Interesting plot but spineless hero

An interesting plot but the main character could have had a little backbone. Putting down all his inadequacies to being an accountant gave accountants out there a bad name. One could even see why his cheating wife resented him so much. His character did not grow through out the book, and I almost didn't finish the book as I found the hero irritating rather than sympathizing with him. The narrator was ok given what he had to work with. I hope the hero develops a spine in the next book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Ghostly

I love horror and supernatural book. It was the 1st one I’ve read by author and will not be my last. This book had gore, violence and a lot of ghosts. It was creepy and enjoyed the characters of Robert and Amy. Narrator was also good. Recommend to anyone who likes ghost stories. I cannot wait to start next book in series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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New fan

Kept me coming back... Patrick Logan is amazing story teller! If you love Stephen King you will love Patrick Logan. I can't wait for the second book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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not impressed

i really considered not finishing hallway thru. mediocre at best. hard to follow, and wasn't put together well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A pretty good read

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The book was not what I expected at all. In fact, I was prepared to stop reading. Who moves into a stranger's home with their child when they cannot prove this said stranger is a family member. Who the hell stays in a haunted house because you have no where else to go? Seriously, who does that. But, as the progressed it engulfed me and I couldn't stop reading. I also enjoy a good mystery and this book has a lot of them. I want answers. If I have to read the series to get those I will. But, I'm hoping the next book has answers. For example, why is the goat important and who is the blonde guy giving out the assignments.

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  • Joan
  • Commerce City, Colorado
  • 12-27-16

Good story!

Loved how things were not as expected. A good spooky story that had a nice creep factor. Will listen again in the future. Narrator wad good and grew in me, didn't love the voice right away.

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Disappointing

This book had good premise but the storytelling seems very amateurish. A couple moments in the book I thought I'd stop listening but I was very curious to see what happens in the end.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Nice and Spooky

A very good ghost story... It'll give you a little of the creeps to go along w/ the chills... Nice weaving of a story w/ a constant ramping up of tension and anxiety... Kinda has a The Shining feel... Robert is a very good flawed hero w/ some very good inner and outer dialogue...The twists and gotchas are exceptionally well done making for more than a few WTF moments... Tightly paced w/ narration quite suitable to the voice of the story... If you like a good ghost story you like this one...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • abi c
  • 10-10-17

fantastic twist

At first I found this audio hard to get into but I stayed with it and found I really enjoyed this story.
I kept coming back to listen to it the more I got into the story. I found by the end I want to look at more of the authors work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-11-17

amazing book is all i can say

my title says it all absolutely must read this book full of twists and tales

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  • Drax17
  • 06-03-17

Meh !

What would have made Shallow Graves better?

There seemed to be so much filler left out of the story. Robert is given a house by a family member he has no idea about & yet doesn't seem to explore where this woman has come from despite looking after her. & when he realises there are ghosts in the house just accepts it without investigating why, until Shelly shows up explaining the history of the house. Robert seemed to just stumble along accepting everything at face value. <br/><br/>The ending was to rushed.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice was either flat or full of inflection & would go backward & forward, was so distracting. Had to speed up to 1.25 to get through the book.

Any additional comments?

I guess I don't find 'horror' stories scary. This did not scare or creep me out in anyway. I understand what the author was trying to do with the whole haunted house & everything is not as it seems concept, but was happy when finally finished & can move onto another story.