The Ghost of Normandy Road: Haunted Minds Series Book One (A Supernatural Ghost Thriller) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 26, 2015
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We are irresistibly captured by this frightening, spooky world of haunted mansions and ghosts that might brings chills down our spine. But it is so highly entertaining that you will enjoy this imaginary, scary ride thoroughly...
What makes this journey of fantasy more interesting is the recollection of Danny when he was a ten years old boy. Everything is magnified and becomes more exciting in a mind that is so impressionable and young, because it exudes a feeling of wonder and mystery that is infectious.
You will find difficult to put down the book once you start reading it because you want to know more, the curiosity it creates in the readers is part of its charm. There are so many interesting twists to the story, and you might think you know the answer. But the clever writing of the author will always surprise you, until the explosive and totally unexpected ending.
I highly recommend this wonderful book, one of the very best written by Mr. Hennessy and I look forward to many more exciting novels from his creative pen...
I can't tell you which parts I loved the most because it would spoil and we wouldn't want to do that now would we?
A nice fast paced tight story you have here and everyone who is anyone in horror should read it.
John Hennessy is an awesome author with a tremendous amount of talent and skills.
This isn't the only story I have by John Hennessy. I've got three more stories that are in need of reading because I found out that you can't stop at just one book by this author. You have to have many!
Onto the next!
I read "The Ghost of Normandy Road" in one sitting. It's extremely fast-paced, and you won't want to stop reading until you get to the end. The author did a great job of dropping little hints throughout the story about what happens at the end.
Even though the protagonist is ten years old, there is a bit of gore in the book, so I wouldn't recommend it for kids younger than thirteen. But it's a great book for teens and adults.
I don't want to say too much about the plot because I don't want to give anything away, but I will say it's an excellent book, and I highly recommend it! Five stars all the way for "The Ghost of Normandy Road."
Hennessy, is a new author for me, I had one book for free and I buy other. I'm very choosy, a fanatic of grammar & good horror stories.
The author by my standards got the experience to play this game of horror, timeless is the exquisite part with Danny, how the character moves in the space and where the secondary characters will be.
That's important, If an author does not know that (bummer). I need to read more of him to saw his development and my next book to choose.
I recommend the book.
Top international reviews
I believe that this “confusion” is deliberate, and it works out well. We cannot recall and describe our most powerful experiences without reliving them in our minds again. Yet the occasional moments of the narrator’s apparent detachment and more mature way of thinking just add an element of mystery -- whenever it looked like the boy was a grown-up man just remembering something that had happened to him when he was a child, I was inclined to think that he survived the whole thing at least, so I found it easier to read the gruesome parts. But the next paragraph often made me less certain and question this assumption. Perhaps the boy just seemed to grow up more quickly when going through the scary moments. It’s a ghost story full of surprises and artistic twists -- but I must avoid spoilers.
No matter how old the narrator is when relating his story, he seems to be somewhat timeless.
“Don’t let anyone just say ‘oh, they’re just kids.’ We know what we are doing -- we just happen to rely on the foolishness of society to let us off the hook.”
Apart from being an outstanding ghost story, this book is also about a first love. Danny’s innocent infatuation with a girl of his age seems much more intense when contrasted with his fear of the horrible things going on not only in the haunted house of Normandy Road. She gives him a moribund keepsake -- her tooth, but he cherishes it like a treasure. There are many other instances of dark romance that remind me of the Victorian era, although the story is quite recent.
The reality of the schoolchildren’s lives blends artistically and eloquently with local legends about The Witch of Hill Top Road, The Tooth Fairy with Blood-Red Wings, and The Ghost of Normandy Road.
This is the first book in the Haunted Minds Series by John Hennessy, but I read the second and third books first. Each book is unique, and they all intentionally leave some questions unanswered. I personally like it this way. These books force us to think, fantasize and fill in the blanks -- so they sort of draw us into the story in such a way where we have to participate.
This is a chilling novel with a narrative that creates an intimacy that adds to the horror sensation. I felt close-up with the narrator who has a long history with the house and the ghosts in it. For me personally this was a very intense reading experience, since I'm only an occasional visitor to ghost stories and came to this book via a more playful vampire story by this author. The book is very well written and fans of the genre will love it. Well plotted and constructed this has all technical credentials and I'm curious where the series will take its readers. Very accomplished
I started to read John's work to see what the difference was between YA & A Horror. I read his first book and this one of his latest works. The author has a real ability to get into the mind of a 11 year old and bring the reader along for the ride. I must say that I saw a marked difference in the quality of the writing. Both were great reads but The Ghost of Normandy Road has a mature style that left the reader caught up in a case of cat & mouse moves. If I was 11 to 13 years of age ... I would be frightened to death. Perhaps John should be called the YA King of Horror.
I don't think I will ever look at one of my grandkids toothless grins the same way after John's version of the Tooth Fairy - gross!
The ending was also a delightful surprise :o)