Monday, November 23, 2015
"Misc. Monday": The Hanging Tree (A Novella) by Michael Phillip Cash
Genre: Short Read, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Ghosts, Thriller. 91 pages.
Price: $0.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Red Feather Productions. October 6, 2013.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 4
Price I Paid: $0- Reason: I rented the ebook using my Kindle Unlimited Subscription
My Thoughts: Short But Great Ghost Story
Centered around a curse born from a time of witch hunts and piety; This shorty is packed with suspense, in depth plot and characters you'll want more of. Definitely not your typical ghost story, but a great addition to the genre.
Told from multiple character perspectives and from different time frames, the present is focused on high schooler, Arielle, who wants nothing more in life than control of her own life. After her parents divorce Arielle has been on a rebellious streak one of which is her relationship with bad boy Chad. Not wanting to have their relationship go too far Arielle starts to regret her decision to go with him out to the Hanging Tree. Though the two may be alone physically there are spirits lingering and they have stories to tell and warnings to impart on the two teens.Overall, loved this book and for being a short story was wonderfully plotted out. This story could have easily been stretched out to a full length novel, but I enjoyed how to the point the story was. The characters each had their own voice and story that contributed to the whole plot. And the ending was such a great twist that it the story was wrapped up in a wonderful way.