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7 Days in Hell: A Halloween Vacation to wake the Dead (Seventh Hell Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B089P3FGP8
- Publication date : June 3, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1313 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 286 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 168840063X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,410 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is my first read by Iseult Murphy, and I had a great time!
This book centers on two twin sisters going on vacation. Many people dream of the beach, but they get stuck with Basard, a small village with quiet folks and strange stone circles. Trying to make the best of their situation, they explore the town, but as odd things begin to happen, the sisters begin to worry that more is afoot. Can they figure it out, or should they just run for the hills?
I enjoyed many things about this book.
The characters were portrayed well. The twins especially felt real to me. Irene is intelligent, studious, and no-nonsense, while Vicky is more carefree and lackadaisical. I liked how they interacted with one another. Like all siblings they fought quite a bit, but in the end they had each other's backs. That's family, and it was very believable.
The plot had me from the get go. Weird vacation spot? Check. Peculiar townsfolk? Check check. Strange happenings? Check check check! I enjoyed the small town atmosphere of Basard. It had this underlying eeriness to it that kept me flipping through those pages. Is there something supernatural, paranormal, or is it all in the twins' heads? Once things intensify, you won't want to stop reading. There was a lot of great action in this book.
If I had to pick at anything, I would say that here and there the writing could got a little choppy or too long-winded, mainly towards the later half of the book. Still, that didn't take away too much from my experience, and I ultimately thought this was a great read.
I'm excited to dive into the next book that comes out in October. I have a feeling some terrible stuff is about to happen!
The setting descriptions make it feel like you’re right there in the historic, mystical countryside.
Murphy knows how to push the creep factor so that the hairs on your neck rise. She also knows how to write gore. There are several scenes that made me cringe (in a good way!).
Irene has a dog that plays a significant part in the book. Every story is better with a dog in it.:-)
I like the clever, chronological chapter headers named after days. Monday is creepy. Wednesday is scary. Thursday is Murphy at her best.
As bloody and scary as this book is, there are sparks of goodness throughout so you’re not depressed when you finish reading. The twins’ relationship, the inquisitive nature of Irene’s little dog, and the power of faith all contribute to a hopeful feeling at the end of the book. (Don’t get me wrong. I’m not necessarily saying it’s a happy ending. It IS horror, after all.)
It’s a little wordy. I think the prose could have been tightened up, especially the first third of the book when we’re getting to know the twins.
Mostly the book is well edited, but there are a few typos, not so much that they make the book less enjoyable, but enough to interrupt the flow of the story here and there.
7 Days in Hell is an original horror story with lots of “fun” gore, an isolated setting, and uplifting rays of hope. Four stars.
“7 Days in Hell A Halloween Vacation to Wake the Dead” by Iseult Murphy was such a pleasure to read that I couldn’t help smiling a lot… up to a point.
The story is about two girls (twins) and a cute little dog whom go on a 7 day vacation to a supposedly quaint little Irish village… the week preceding Samhain! You can imagine what happens next!
The story really takes off like a bottle rocket in the second half, and at times the suspense is unbearable. That damn little dog!
The reason I loved this book was because the main characters were so perfect! The two sisters were quaintly old fashioned in one way but still modern and adventurous. They were charming! And the little dog was added for cuteness and extra suspense!
It seems as if the saga continues, too!
Still, it was good, especially the finale, and the bloody parts. I might check out the next book in the series when it comes out around October.