What do you do when reality as you know it seems to shift under your very feet? Brace yourself for a thrilling, chilling, supernatural roller coaster ride of a novel from one of England’s best known suspense writers. As creative thought forms begin to take on a life of their own, the waking nightmare that evolves will have you shivering with delicious dread. It all begins when parapsychologist Sam Towne and journalist Joanna Cross decide to conduct an experiment to see if it’s possible for a group to deliberately create a ghost. Or maybe it started with the psychics who cursed Joanna when she exposed their fraud in her last magazine article. Either way, soon the question is how to stop it! David Ambrose, who began his career as a screenwriter for Orson Welles, exhibits his flair for the dramatic in this contemporary ghost story. Narrator Richard Ferrone’s sonorous voice draws you in and holds you spellbound as you consider the fragility of everything you think you know.
I went into this with high expectations, having had the novel recommended to me by another horror fan. I was unfortunately disappointed. Although the audiobook presents an adequate performance, I was not impressed with the story. I have read almost everything the genre of horror fiction has to offer, from the subtle to the grotesque, and I guess I was hoping for more. But I assume that's the problem when one reads a lot—my expectations have now been raised to the point where not just any story will satisfy me. This is not to claim any kind if horror snobbery. I like the standard Stephen King novel as much as the next guy (though I do have a problem with Dean Koontz.) I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of Thomas Ligotti. Oh well.
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A group of paranormal investigators decide to invent a ghost to see if it actually works. Once they bring out the ouija board everything goes wrong and it's not just their ghost they welcome in.
This had a great wee Back to the Future 'what do you do if you meet yourself?' thing going on, and despite it being really scary at points, it was quite sad too.