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- File size : 359 KB
- ASIN : B01D9BHO00
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 212 pages
- Publication date : March 21, 2016
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,445,924 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I dare not give away any spoilers, as I think the summary gives just enough info to give readers a hint of what’s awaiting them – but I will end this review saying that I highly recommend the book as it has not only left me entertained, but also with a more open-minded view of the genre.
Geoffrey immediately captures our attention in his opening paragraph: ‘October 10, 1763 Two sinister men in black hooded robes gripped the arms of a woman, dragging her towards a large wooden stake driven deep into the soil of a grassy meadow. The breeze ruffled the woman's long black dress and swept knotted, dark hair across her sallow, sunken face as she mouthed obscenities into the air. Roughly her captors shoved her back against the stake and tied her hands and feet behind with ropes. Four more robed men joined them, stacking brushwood around the woman. The surrounding crowd of villagers were electrified by the scene shouting “Burn the witch!... Send her to hell!... Roast her alive!' And then Geoffrey takes us to the present to enlist our empathy – ‘The horror of the Beatrice Curse came to haunt me two hundred years after the witch burned at the stake. I was a young man in the amazing days of the 1960s. A time when my world was filled with supreme confidence and belief of great things to come.’
The terse summary is a guidepost to the story – ‘Beatrice was burned at the stake in 1763, accused of witchcraft. In the agonising moments of her death she uttered a curse that would come to haunt her village every hundred years. When an aspiring writer arrives in the village seeking peace and inspiration, he is drawn into a web of mysterious secrets on the anniversary of her burning. Beatrice is rising and soon the young man finds himself the target for her terror.’
One of the primary reasons each of Geoffrey's books works so well is his inordinately strong ability to describe credible character upon whom the strange bizarre aspects of his tale are adhered. That is simply one reason he writes these adventures better that most. Once you have read one of his books, you are addicted. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, April 16
The story at first, however, was a little predictable in my opinion; a young author is visiting a small village whose story is a about a witch and a curse, and by the time he is visiting the village is almost the 200th anniversary of ‘Beatrice and the Curse’ but then, it is over the top.
The thrilling moments, the paranormal elements of the story all of it works perfectly, this entertain more than the current ‘horror movies’ out there which ended up as a bad bloody comedy. This is a real horror with even some bizarre moments that let me without breath, this is an engaging trip, I was genuinely scared to pass the page and reading what’s next, if you are a fan of the genre and don’t want to sleep early, give this book a shot.