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The Other's Voice (Volume 1) Paperback – March 8, 2016
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About the Author
Lou is having a go at being a writer and “The Other’s Voice” is her first novel. She is the owner of a bizarre imagination, a twisted sense of humour and a small army of cats. She is totally ready for the zombie apocalypse because her other half, Mark, has that stuff under control.
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While not quite as scary as it could be, it's compelling once you get into it. Each character is well defined and relatable, you quickly learn their personalities, relationships with each other, and enough of their back histories to make you really care about what happens to them, which is important in a horror novel.
The chapters are short, and each takes the perspective of one of the 5 to 6 characters, but not written in the first person (think of it as watching the story unfold from over the characters' shoulder instead of through their eyes). Not sure if it was the author's intention to try to blur the line between first and third person narration, given the story is about a disembodied voice lurking inside people's minds.
Overall not bad for the author's first, and I'll likely get her next book.
So what is this story about? The Other's Voice, by Lou Yardley, is about a family in trouble. There's a presence in their home, in a small town in England, and it's taking over, starting from the smallest critter to the humans that reside there. I would say it begins with Denny, the son of the 5-person family, but it doesn't. It starts with a poisonous spider and its web, inside the Chamberses household. (I looked it up, the 'es' is correct!)
The story offers up the perspectives of many: Kimberly (mom), Grayson (dad), Denny (second oldest), Mia (oldest) and Lily (the toddler). And then from each of the spiders, who dwell within the home. Thousands of them! And then there's The Voice. The disembodied shadow, lurking in everyone's mind. Able to manipulate and destroy at will. There's something The Other wants and is willing to use everyone and thing in order to get it. But it will begin with Denny.
The story is a wild ride and it was totally different from prev reads. And never mind it's in the land I'll be visiting later this year! I can't wait to see what someone else thinks of this horrific, novel! You can find The Other's Voice anywhere book are sold. Check it out- I'm off to the next read!
The Other's Voice
CreateSpace Independent Publishing
March 13, 2016