- File Size: 286 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Publisher: DarkFuse (December 12, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ANW13U6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Mourning House Kindle Edition
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The writing never gets confusing as the protagonist begins to break down. The character's disorientation never became my disorientation, which was refreshing.
I wanted to learn more about the house in the story. This tale deserved more! It ended a bit abruptly, but one could also say it leaves you wanting more in a good way.
Definitely a great, quick read before bed. The story has an atmosphere of isolation and the paranormal that will make you feel just vulnerable enough to get creeped out by the mystery as more light is shed on it.
This novella is perfect, compact, and complete. A strong plot line, a couple of back stories, good characterizations, and an old abandoned house which is a character all in itself. Yes, the title does play out in the course of the story, although the working out is subtle. In general, this story is all about subtlety: no bludgeoning nor splatterpunk here. This is the work of an accomplished author (and I knew to expect that after reading Mr. Malfi's novels "The Floating Staircase" and "Snowblind" in 2012).
A former surgeon who considers himself responsible for the death of his wife and infant daughter goes "on the road" for an extended period, not to find himself but to continue to mourn. Somehow he is "drawn" to find an isolated, abandoned, spooky, falling-in house on a dusty back road in Maryland, not too far from Chesapeake Bay. The house is problematical: it has caused troubles and terrors to exploratory kids. It will come to trouble Sam as well.
Dr. Sam Hatch suffers the loss of his young family in a brutal automobile accident. Dropping out of life, Sam begins a decline that may be the side effects of anxiety meds, insanity or a haunting.
Malfi keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is coming next and keeps the reader in dread of what the next piece of the puzzle to fall in place will be.