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Malice [Kindle Edition]

Griffin Hayes
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"The chill-factor was immensely high in Malice! This was a great read." --J.A. Redmerski, #1 bestselling Kindle author of THE EDGE OF NEVER.

Welcome to Millingham, MA, pop. 5000... 4997... 4993...

A serial killer stalks the streets of this small, isolated community. A killer as ancient as the town itself, murdering at will and never leaving a trace.

The sheriff has convinced himself and others that the recent rash of deaths in the town are just suicides, but Lysander Shore knows different. He knows the townsfolk are being hunted by something that shouldn't exist. And the deeper Lysander digs, the more he realizes the killer isn't just taking their lives. He's taking their souls and Lysander's may be next.

Editorial Reviews


Praise for the work of Griffin Hayes

"Nail-biters beware: Griffin Hayes will have you chewing off your arm!"
-- Hugh Howey, best-selling author of WOOL

"Griffin Hayes brings to-the-point characterizations, a crisp writing style, and well-written action scenes."
-- Keith C. Blackmore, best-selling author of MOUNTAIN MAN

From the Author

Although the main characters in Malice are teenagers (17-years old), the novel was written to appeal to all fans of the supernatural regardless of age. If you are on the look-out for a seriously creepy thriller set in a small town with witchcraft,  unexplained murders and a touch of romance, then Malice is definitely for you. 

Griffin Hayes

Product Details

  • File Size: 417 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987806890
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Trebor Books (September 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005QCC122
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Promising Debut October 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I discovered Malice when its author, Grifffin Hayes, started following me on Twitter. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the sample version and started reading. By the time I reached the end of the sample I was hooked and happily paid my $0.99 to see where the story went from there. I couldn't be happier that I did.

Malice was a thoroughly engaging read from start to finish. With likeable protagonists, a swiftly moving plot, and a villain as despicable as they come it's pure entertainment. Hayes pulls no punches and constantly keeps you wondering exactly how the story is going to end. If you're a fan of horror and the paranormal, you can't go wrong with this one. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good entertaining read October 16, 2011
By vaf
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked this book up because a friend recommended it,and the cover really drew me in. I finished it just now and i have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The hero's an outcast who has out of body experiences and sees a murder. It had all the things I look for, face moving plot, characters you care about, parts that spook you. If I had one slight complaint, I would have liked more scenes set in the 1600s. Maybe thats because I normally read historical fiction. I liked the donnie darko feel i got from the main character. loved that bit. All in all, though, my two cents: pick this up, you can't go wrong.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little of the old classical horror angels and loved. November 24, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Book Title: Malice

Author: Griffin Hayes

Published By: Trebor Books

Genre: Horror

Recommended Age: 13+

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 4 Ravens

Won from a giveaway on Librarything I was curious when I saw the cover and read the synopsis of the book. A little leery and on my way to wanting something more new and fresh to read than the usual of my genre pool as of late I decided that a break from Zombies or some Paranormal Romance this would be just my cup of tea and picked it for my read this week. I was gladly not disappointed. Upon reading the book I was pulled in and could not stop turning the pages. The concept was nice and fresh with a little bit of the old classical horror feel from most angles.

It's about Lysander a young man new to the area alienated not only by peers and classmates for how he dresses and how he acts sometimes but as well by his own father who seems to hold a grudge against him for the past loss of his little brother that never came to full term and the injury to his mother. Now with their home having been burned down they have moved to the town of Millingham and little did they know that the darkness there was ready to consume them all or at least Lysander.

Samantha Crow daughter to the town Sheriff and all around dark girl or Wiccan as most do not know or understand has been having nightmares herself of her mother and her mothers death. She doesn't believe that her mother committed suicide like her father and others of the town are trying to make her believe and she's not only right the murderer is out there still and looking for her and Lysander.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yawatta Hosby's review on "Malice" February 9, 2012
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This 3 part, 36 chapter novel spooked me from literally the first sentence--"The stranger grinned and his sunken cheeks made his face look like a skull."--to the very end. It was creepy like a movie you'd find on the Chiller channel. With chills running down my spine, every so often I stopped reading to look around my room, definitely over my shoulder. There's a painting of five ballerinas that I kept staring at to make sure their eyes didn't move. That's how great the author is in being very descriptive and creating a frightening vibe.

I loved that it was a mystery. Lysander tried to figure out why he's seeing unusual things. Samantha (a.k.a. Sam) doubted her mom committed suicide, and Deputy Alex realized something went on than meets the eye.

Even though Lysander was the main character, readers get a chance to understand everyone else as well through their third person point-of-view narratives. I liked that I knew the reveal of a solved clue before certain people in the story realized what was going on.

The most frightening scenes for me were when Lysander enters Millingham and the sign says 'STAY AWAY', whenever it described the character's suicide in detail, and whenever it mentioned Peter Hume and Reverend Small. I could picture them looking so deathly and menacing.

I loved the sarcastic sense of humor, especially in the library scene. I enjoyed Lysander, Sam, and Derek's friendship. I liked Derek, so with the house party scene, I was like "NO!" The story brought me back to my high school days with the classroom and hallway scenes, and with teens being frustrated with their parents but not communicating it in an effective way.

When everyone was finally on the same page in believing Lysander, my heart raced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK March 30, 2012
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I finished Malice last night (took me three evenings to read). It is one of the best horror/thriller books that I have read in a long time. I am so glad that I found this books on Amazon and am looking forward to reading more like it. I love books that keep me in suspense waiting to see what happens next and when they are just frightening enough to put you on edge! I am always on the look out for a great horror writer and really good books that actually scare me are rare to come by anymore, but WOW, Griffin Hayes nailed it!! I can't wait to read his next one!
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Published 18 months ago by J. Q. - LOYAL READER!
3.0 out of 5 stars Horror Novel Reviews: Honesty in the Terror
"It was worse than any nightmare he had ever known." - `Malice'.

Family relocation to a new town, to a strange environment is a rich literary pool of narrative... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Horror Novel Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Griffin Hayes does it again!!!
Malice is fantastic!! Griffin Hayes is another writer who does not get anough accolades for his work in the horror field or writing. This book was creepy and scary and perfect!!!
Published on February 25, 2013 by djpayn
4.0 out of 5 stars Murder mystery with a supernatural twist.
The book was very good albeit sometimes the twists in the plot sometimes made the story hard to follow. I recommend this book for anyone who likes murder mysteries and the occult.
Published on February 15, 2013 by Barbara L. Lantrip
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Riveting Paranormal Horror
Review of Malice by Griffin Hayes
5 stars

Griffin Hayes is one of those authors who hit the ground running, who are excellent from the very first writing. Read more
Published on January 30, 2013 by Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes Haws
1.0 out of 5 stars Just couldn't get into it
this book/plot seemed really random to me.. I just couldn't understand where they were going. I lost interest, never finished it.
Published on January 29, 2013 by Shannon
4.0 out of 5 stars Griffin Hayes never ceases to please.
Again, I felt Griffin was inventive in his ideas and and a masterful story teller. This book I believe was intended for Young Adult readers but I thought it was still enjoyable as... Read more
Published on December 6, 2012 by dmstaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I was a little skeptical of reading this, simply because I was unsure of the audience of this book(was it going to be too dark or too juvenille). I'm so glad I read it! Read more
Published on September 19, 2012 by MeganC
3.0 out of 5 stars Malice
All in all Malice was a good read with the exception of near the end there was such a rush to wrap things up the author made a technical error that ruined the story for... Read more
Published on September 16, 2012 by J. Plyler
3.0 out of 5 stars mediocre at best
This book started out great, the first chapter was what got me to purchase it. But then it went flat. Read more
Published on August 27, 2012 by Jaded Mage
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More About the Author

I grew up watching grainy reruns of The Twilight Zone and rereading worn-out copies of Raymond Chandler novels. Eventually, my taste for the unsettling and the inexplicable found an outlet in my short stories; two of which have been published: The Grip with Black Ink Horror and Last Call with Alienskin. I've written a handful of books to date. The latest is a post-apocalyptic series called Primal Shift about a worldwide amnesia that sends humanity back to the dark ages.

I'm always thrilled to hear from readers, so feel free to drop me a line at: griffinhayesbooks[at]gmail[dot]com.

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