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Riverside Blues [Kindle Edition]

Erik Tomblin
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Book Description

Fifty years ago, Gordon's wife disappeared without a trace. He still mourns her. In an attempt to keep himself occupied, Gordon decides to clean up their special place along the river running behind his home. It's there he finds something from his wildest dreams and his darkest nightmares that will reveal the lies surrounding his wife's disappearance, lies he has believed for the last half of a century....


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"It's a unique and atmospheric blend of horror, mystery, and Southern Gothic, with an ending that fulfills my definition of perfection -- surprising yet inevitable." --Chet Williamson, author

"I've been looking for this book since I first discovered horror. A masterpiece in its own right, this story will haunt you long after you've put it down. Five out of five stars." --Horror-Web

"A deep psychological thriller... leaves fans stunned and wanting more." --Harriet Klausner, THE BEST REVIEWS

Product Details

  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Fairy Books (September 25, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044KMP64
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Kelly
Format:Paperback
Some of the best horror stories are those that center on the fear that we create ourselves; those that start not from without, but from within. Tomblin not only created such a tale, but he mastered it. Not quite a ghost story, but dipped lavishly in the supernatural, this book may just have trumped, nay surpassed, my favorite book of all time. I've been looking for this book since I first discovered horror and I wouldn't part with it for all the tea in china!

The plot is refreshing and original in its narration. Sure, we've seen the set-up and outline before, but once the scene is established, Tomblin takes a 360 turn and takes it in a wicked direction. Full of implied danger and subtle clues, the ending is guaranteed to chill you to the bone. A creepy, psychological thriller, this book can be read over and over again.

Avoiding the allure to drag on long after it's necessary, Tomblin's style of writing is tight and concise. His descriptive narrative brings to life Gordon's surroundings and his dialog adds vitality to it. You can tell that he's comfortable within the boundaries of writing a ghost story, and are shocked and amazed when he breaks free of those chains and revels in his freedom.

Although this book is very involved, it's also, shockingly, a quick and simple read. The pace is set from the moment you enter the book, moving you along peacefully at first and then picking up speed while your eyes were closed. Having read it in only 3 hours, it wasn't until I closed the book that I realized my pulse was racing and beads of sweat were dripping down my neck.

Almost becoming a character itself, the atmosphere is hypnotic and captivating. Tomblin captures the south, immersing you into Gordon's world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riverside Blues October 25, 2012
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It is in my view correct to say that thrillers, works of suspense, mysteries have as main object to hold readers spellbound thereby taking them away from the realities of their lives for a while. This book succeeds very well in that object. It leads from the ordinary every day life to the unusual and then combines the natural with the paranormal in a way that I have never come across before. To say more might spoil an excellent book for the next reader.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous March 24, 2012
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From the first page I fell in love with this book. How sad it would be to have something like that happen and then after all of that time to find out what he did about the disappearance of his beloved wife. I loved the ending. It was perfectly written and detailed.

Jennifer Foor
Author of the Somnian Series (YA Paranormal)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! July 23, 2012
By Connie
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This book really surprised me! I couldn't put it down- read it in just one sitting. Great read with an intriguing end that leaves you thinking about it long after you finish the story.
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More About the Author

Though I enjoyed writing stories at an early age, I spent a good deal of the 90s earning a B.A in Psychology and a Masters in Information Technology. My creative outlet came in the form of penning song lyrics instead of prose. After finally having a bit of life under my belt, I turned my attention back to fiction, writing several short stories that can be found both online and in print. The release of my novella, Riverside Blues, by award-winning publisher Earthling Publications was met with glowing reviews. While I also enjoy photography, reading, playing guitar and singing, I get the most joy from being a husband and father.

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