Publication date: January 10th 201
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult
Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get caught.
At the beginning of her freshman year of high school, Amy can think of nothing worse than moving to the boring, suburban town of Narrowdale. And that’s before she starts having the same nightmare over and over again, waking up every night to a creepy whistle outside her window and being haunted by a mysterious, menacing presence. Getting used to the new school becomes the least of her problems.
As she delves deeper to uncover the truth, she unknowingly edges closer to mortal danger. Terrible events that took place years ago threaten to happen again, but now Amy’s life is on the balance. Unfortunately, the one guy who is supposed to protect her, nineteen year old Peter, doesn’t believe her.
Some things seem to happen only in Narrowdale, where dark secrets hide beneath the surface…
As she confronts the mysteries of Narrowdale, Amy documents her experiences in her blog. The book contains live links to this blog.
This YA thriller was super creepy. Oh, I just loved it. Amy's character reminds me of my best friend. Super spunky and full of sarcasm. I took a liking to her immediately, and I felt that I could relate to her since I understand what it is like to be the new girl at school. I really like that the author wrote this narrative in present tense. It made everything Amy experienced much more immediate and ten times more intense. The tension jumped off of every page, and I was going crazy trying to figure out if the young girl who was murdered had died from supernatural causes or if the perp was still in the area. If I could convince all authors of thrillers to write their books like this, life would take a turn for the better.
The secondary characters were great. I was happy that she wasn't the only one to have heard the whistling noise. Honestly, I thought I was going crazy along with her. My husband left for a business trip so I was alone the night I finished it, and I kept thinking I could hear whistling outside my window. Freaked. Me. Out. Oh man it was so awesome.
The author's voice and writing style are succinct and to the point. In thrillers I think this is necessary in the way an author sets the mood and ups the fear factor. This author really nailed it. I cyber stalked him online to see if there are other books coming out-that sounded creepier on screen than in my head. Anyway.-and there is another book coming out which is squeal worthy on so many levels. I'm happy to follow Amy's continued journey in Narrowdale, and I am also interested to see what kind of friendship may or may not blossom with that security guard.
Fans of thrillers are gonna latch on to this book and refuse to let go. I gave it five cherry blossoms!
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My name is Michael Omer, and I’m a writer, journalist and game designer. I wrote and published my first novel when I was sixteen, and figured I’d keep at it. Since then, I have published two more novels, and wrote… who can even count how many? I’m happily married to a woman who keeps pushing me to write more, and have three kids who insist I should stop writing and come play with them. I also have two dogs.