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Paperback Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1973965831
  • 202 pages
  • $12.00
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 07/2017
  • B07412SPX4
  • 203 pages
  • $3.99
Tale Half Told (The Encounter Series Book 1)
On December 23, 1946, Charles Reynolds murdered his pregnant wife in a houseful of party-goers, then committed suicide. Neither the house nor the powerful Reynolds family have ever recovered. Twenty-five years later, a car crash forces four friends to stay overnight in the abandoned Reynolds house. Married couple Michael and Susan Wright, nurse Linda Vincent, and her brother, Vietnam vet and PTSD sufferer Johnny Vincent, are too smart to believe in the supernatural, but they might have a change of mind. The car crash wasn't an accident: Johnny, Linda, Michael, and Susan have been chosen as pawns in a deadly battle of wills. As the darkness falls, each will be tested - fighting not only for their lives, but for their sanity.

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: In Tale Half Told, Traynor has concocted a horror-fantasy plot that is fast-paced and rife with scares, psychological suspense, and dread. The haunted house story evolves into a contemporary storyline of jealousy, greed, and evil as the novel progresses.

Prose: Traynor’s prose is clean and effective. Eloquent and suspenseful, the story unfolds quickly and clearly.

Originality: Although the novel alludes to influences, the plotline is fresh and entertaining, using traditional horror tropes to provide readers with a fresh tale just as scary as the classics.

Character Development: The author draws on common horror tropes to create unique and well-rendered characters.

Blurb: Tale Half Told is a supernatural spectacle that transcends the holiday season, and a riveting page-turner for fans of horror, fantasy, ghouls, and old haunted homes.

Date Submitted: April 26, 2018

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-1973965831
  • 202 pages
  • $12.00
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 07/2017
  • B07412SPX4
  • 203 pages
  • $3.99

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