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The Singing Sand Story [Kindle Edition]

David Chattaway
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How far would you go to save the ones you love?

After a devastating encounter forces the Nelson family to fight for its survival, each family member must decide what they are willing to do to make it out alive.

Part One - Singing Sand & Part Two - Quietus

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  • File Size: 2585 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L6S0IOI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,689,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Novella Power August 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
For Singing Sand:

I think that it is safe to say that reading this book was a lot like getting a quick hard punch to the face. It leaves you breathless and gives you a sick thrill, you weren't aware that you were craving. I really liked this, I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading this but I'm glad I didn't see it coming.

The Singing Sand follows Jamal after his parents gruesome murder, he's now living with some old family friends that were long ago names his godparents. Now the family finds themselves on a yearly family trip deep in the woods without cell phones or any technology. No more then a few minutes into the trip a fight breaks about Jamal, leaving the family in chaos and the daughter running out into the woods towards the car. From there, there are gun shots, rape, and murder. Nothing brings you closer as a family then a trip to the woods.

There is so much intensity in this book, and it's amazing because the beginning makes you think that this book will be moderately normal, maybe show the hardships of our young main character, then some other predictable thing with a strong morale like love your family or you choose your family. Something simple and un-complex like that. The author would have none of that,and I'm glad he had none of that. I like this story much better then the expected one.

For Quietus:

Quietus is the part 2 to the novella Singing Sand, and I think I like this one better then the first. The writing is the same in both of the novels, all the same characters are used, but the plot line to this was better. Delicious twists and turns make this novella a real page turner.
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The Singing Sand Story is two stories blended together. One is about survival, the other about trust and forgiveness. Jamal is an orphan who moves in with a adoptive family. While he is accepted by the younger son, there is tension between Jamal and his new sister. Jamal is troubled by his parents murder, and his simmering anger at himself is a running theme in the book. He blames himself for not helping but standing by and allowing their deaths as well as a boyhoods friends beating murder as well. He is frozen with fear, blaming himself for allowing things to happen to people he loves. The family leaves for a remote vacation and things start to go wrong. The group is fractured over a racist remark, that leads them being terrorized by criminals who attack them. The Singing Sand Story is about how the survivors bond, finding courage to overcome the killers. Quietus takes over where the tragedy ends. The group is depressed, angry and blaming each other for the incident. More trouble appears on the horizon, providing an interesting finale with a twist, allowing the family to dig deep and find the peace and courage to forgive not only each other, but themselves as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great read June 30, 2014
By Chris
Format:Kindle Edition
Singing Sand and Quietus was impossible to put down!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading every second of this Two part novel. I love the pace, the humour and the suspense it offers. Chattaway has managed to capture my imagination and put me into the lives of Jamal and the Nelson family and made me care about each of the characters and truly engaged me in their lives.

This book progresses very quickly which makes it the page turner it is. The book revolves around the Nelson family and Jamal, a boy who has come to live with them and is trying to find his place in the family. Jamal comes with a ton of baggage from his past which you are slowly introduced to before being taken on a rollercoaster ride.

Where book One ends book Two picks right back up and completes the untold story of Jamal and the Nelson family.

I highly reccommend this book to all for a fast paced action packed thriller of a ride and one that wont let you down. Fantastic read and one of the best short stories I have read. I eagerly await more from this new Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! June 30, 2014
By Jason
Format:Kindle Edition
"The Singing Sand Story" in one word amazing! Loved this book could not put it down. I had to keep reading as it kept me on the edge of my seat. You feel like you know all of the characters and can relate to the family life they share. There was some really good character development and I think it is a accurate description of how people would react if they experienced what they did.

Really polished book and I can sense the author put a lot of effort into delivering a complete story to his readers. Can't wait to read the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A capturing story June 29, 2014
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The Singing sand story compiles the ‘cant put down’ thriller Singing Sand with the emotive Quietus.
Woven with mysteries of the past, and the frightening realities of the present; the Nelson family must face life changing events and find a way to continue living as the family they once were.
David’s style of writing carries you quickly beneath the surface, and skilfully draws you into the minds of each character and the depth of their personalities is quickly revealed.
You can’t help but love each one.
I could not put this book down and finished it in one sitting. I keep finding myself wondering what is going on with the characters, and I am eagerly awaiting the next story!

I look forward to reading much more of this authors work and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
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David Chattaway was born in South Australia on April 8th 1986. His passion for writing started with short creative stories throughout his younger years, until eventually he commenced writing his first novel -Mal'akh- in early 2011. A passionate reader and lover of varying genres including fantasy, science fiction and crime thrillers. Singing Sand - David's first published work was released October 21st 2013.

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