by Richard Easter Endeavour Press
General Fiction (Adult) , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date 24 Dec 2017
The best ghost stories are not what you expect. The General Theory of Haunting is so much more than your average tale of gothic mystery. Yes, you get your isolated manor house, cut off from the outside world. You are told the inevitable - the house is not haunted - the strange sounds you hear are pipes and the house settling.
After Lord Francis Marryman’s wife died in 1809, he was beset with a desire - to construct a physical means of reuniting with his beloved wife. The result of his work, this unusual house in the middle of nowhere where the staff of K&K Publishing is to stay for the New Year’s holiday.
The six who arrive are initially charmed, but become more disturbed as the long weekend progresses. Cut off from the world, in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a house filled with echoing footsteps and whispers, the troop feel their secret...
Paris Adrift is the kind of story that sneaks up on you. At first you are intrigued but slightly distracted by Hallie’s whirlwind of experience - then you find yourself caught in a web of possibilities, thinking about the issues raised long after you’ve closed the book. The title is Paris Adrift, but in reality is it is Hallie, addicted to traveling through the time portal who is adrift. Each trip she makes changes the world, but what type of world will it become? And who is she becoming?
Paris Adrift is a unique novel. When I read it, I liked it, but wasn’t astounded. Then, I found myself thinking about the contents more and more, reconsidering the issues. That is what I meant by Paris Adrift sneaking up on you. It is the type of novel that affects you after it is finished.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Paris Adrift from the publisher and Netg...
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