by Michael Wayne
The town of Mercy Falls has secrets hidden that are about to
explode. The legend of Jeremy Unruh has haunted residents and now
a group of teenagers hope to communicate with his ghost. What
they unleash instead is a nightmare of horrors. Eve Lohmiller is
caught in the middle of the violent deaths as she fears she is now the
target of the demon stalking Mercy Falls. Can Eve survive?
And at what cost?
HARVEST OF SOULS
is a startling good horror story! Michael Wayne paints very vivid
images, bringing both the characters and the town of Mercy Falls itself
to life. His portrait of the teenage animosity between the popular
crowd and those on the fringes is almost painfully accurate as one
can’t help but cringe for Jeremy as Ben and his followers torment
him. Tori’s role is also intriguing as she’s caught between two
worlds. However, Eve’s entrance into the storyline is when the
plot really takes off. The fateful events of the past are coming
back full cycle and Eve is in the middle of it all. Has a vengeful
ghost come back to haunt Mercy Falls?
Eve is a strong heroine despite her young age. She’s likable and
readers will find themselves cheering for her as she encounters
unspeakable horrors. Her fear as she is stalked is palpable; it
sent chills down my spine!
HARVEST OF SOULS is
almost poetic despite the very obvious bloodshed and horror.
Michael Wayne uses phrases and word choices that are more literary than
one might expect. In fact, it is his careful phrasing that
heightens the intensity of the storyline as the bloody rampage
unfolding in the context of such a small, beautifully portrayed town is
horrific to contemplate. Bravo, Michael Wayne!
Publisher: E-BookTime, LLC (January 2009)