5 - Star Review from Readers' Favorite
The Photograph by Grant Leishman is a brilliantly twisted paranormal horror story which will keep readers on the absolute edge of their seats. The story starts very dramatically, with Tony (the lead character) drowning his sorrows following being jilted by his wife. As he packs up his things, he reminisces on his life, what was and wasn't and what could have been. Stumbling on an old, undeveloped film, he soon opens a Pandora's box to his family's history, and unbeknownst to him at the time, unleashes a horror that will change the course of his life (and his loved ones). The build up throughout this story becomes intense, and when you think you've reached the climax, there is much more that the author unleashes, making this a truly unforgettable and frightening horror tale.
What Grant Leishman does really well is the development of his characters, building a story behind the suspense and the horror. As a reader, you are quickly engaged in their lives, investing in their every move as they try to untangle the mystery behind a photograph that has them questioning everything they ever knew. This is a dark and suspenseful read that at times I found truly frightening. The author has a creative style that will pull you deep into the tale, curling your toes and making this book 'un-put-downable.' The Photograph is without a doubt a highly recommended read for anyone who loves a good horror or suspense story. I would love to see more of Leishman's ability in this genre.
About the Author
I am an expatriate New Zealander, living in Manila, The Philippines, with my wife and two daughters. At age 55, after careers in Finance and Journalism, I have finally discovered my true passion in life - writing and I'm now "living the dream", writing full-time. My first novel was a romantic, fantasy, adventure about the return of Jesus Christ to modern-day Manila to try and sort out the problems of the world - yet again! "The Second Coming", which was published by Pentian in June 2015. My second novel "Just a Drop in the Ocean", a romance/adventure that spans a generation and two continents, was published in October 2015 and is available exclusively on Amazon and is free through Kindle Unlimited. I have also published an anthology of paranormal/horror short stories in association with my son, Chris Leishman, titled Paranormal Alley, in December 2015. This is available exclusively on Amazon and is free to download through Kindle Unlimited. The sequel to "The Second Coming" - "Rise of the AntiChrist" was published in January 2016 and is available at all the usual outlets. The final novel in The Coming Series - "Holy War" will be completed in late 2016. In addition to this, I have produced a psychological, supernatural, thriller, titled Tortured Minds, with two other authors, Colin Griffiths and Rachel McGrath, which is available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.