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The Cabin: And the ghost of Ira Thomas Roark (A Classic Ghost Story) Kindle Edition
Based on the short story "Cabin Fever" from the book, Short Stories and Tall Tales!
This book was written more like a ghost mystery story with a touch of humor. It's not a horror/thriller but a story where the characters are developed enough that you feel you know them. It's a classic story of two couples getting lost in a snowstorm, getting invited into a very old cabin which just so happens to have plenty of firewood, but no food.
Luckily, Jake, his wife, and his friends brought their own food and supplies because they are amateur survivalists. They are invited by a ghost they think is only a strange lonely old man. They hunker down in a very old cabin for a week, until the snow stops.
After a week, they are rescued by the local sheriff who has been rescuing stranded folks in that cabin for years, With each story Ira Thomas Roark tells, there seems to be a coincidence that the same sounds from his stories begin to happen in real-time which makes his stories even more realistic. The last story old Ira Thomas Roark tells the four is of the loot buried there. Once Jake finds out from the sheriff that old Ira was really a ghost, will it scare him off? Or drive him back to find the treasure in the spring? Will everything Jake does help old Ira Thomas Roark find eternal peace? If so, how much of Jake's life and many others change because of it? Read the story, enjoy the adventure!
Just remember, you do not have to believe in ghosts to fall in love with Ira Thomas Roark, the storytelling ghost!
- ASIN : B09CP52SCV
- Publisher : CDH Publishing (August 14, 2021)
- Publication date : August 14, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 511 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 206 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09JRGC36R
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #398,105 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Genre: Horror + Mystery
This short story is about two couples who get lost in a sandstorm. An old man called Ira Thomas finds them and invites them to his old cabin. They live for a whole week with the old man in his cabin and during that time he keeps telling them frightening stories about his grandfather and ancestors which scares the two couples. When they are finally rescued by the sheriff, Jake (The narrator) decides to return to the cabin to search for the treasure Ira told him about.
I’m very conflicted about this story. There are elements I liked and there are parts that I think are not well done. The first half of the story was decent and well thought about except for one thing, the spoilers! Both on the cover and book description we know in advance that Ira is a ghost so whatever mystery was there has been thrown out of the window. It would have made a huge difference if the reader did not know that the character was a ghost. That first half is all about feeling the nervousness and the worry those characters were feeling but the author decided to detach you completely from how they feel because she wanted you to know in advance that Ira is a ghost. This caused both the lack of mystery and horror feel which made me not in the same shoes that the characters were in.
The second part was not interesting. Too melodramatic with the kidnapping and keeping Jake as a hostage. I didn’t like that as it felt all over the place. In the description of the book, it says: “This book was written more like the old cozy ghost mystery story with a touch of humor. It's not a horror/thriller but a story where the characters are developed enough that you feel you know them.”. However, I don’t feel the book has achieved any of these promises. The mystery was not that intriguing. I was not connected to any of the characters, and the second part of the story was definitely not what I would call a cozy ghost story. This had the potential to be either a scary horror story or a cozy mystery. Unfortunately, it ended up being neither of them.