Book Review: The Gordon Place by Isaac Thorne | More2Read
 

The Gordon Place by Isaac Thorne


Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in twenty years. Local teenagers have been spreading rumors about disembodied screams coming from inside. Now, thanks to a rickety set of cellar stairs and the hateful spirit of his dead father, he might never escape.

Meanwhile, Channel 6 News feature reporter Afia Afton—whose father is the victim of a local decades-old hate crime—is meeting with town administrator Patsy Blankenship. Her mission is to develop a ghost story feature for a special to air on the station’s Halloween broadcast. When Patsy tells her about the screams at the Gordon place, the past and the present are set on a collision course with potentially catastrophic results.

Can Graham come to terms with his father’s past and redeem his own future? Can the murder mystery that has haunted Afia for most of her life finally be solved?

It’s a fight for the future and the past when spirit and flesh wage war at the Gordon place.


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Praise for The Gordon Place:

“Isaac Thorne builds up the suspense gradually, writing in a way that draws the reader into the web. The descriptive nature of the story has you feeling you are really there, hearing every creak and echo of the past. “
-Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

“Thorne eases into the story as if spinning a ghostly yarn, it is as comforting as sliding into a warm bloodbath and just as soothing and nerve-jangling.”-Drew Rowsome for My Gay TorontoMagazine”Thorne has some serious writing chops and every time I jumped back into The Gordon Place, I was easily whisked away to Lost Hollow.”
-Steve Stred for Kendall Reviews

“There are no heroes in Lost Hollow, just ordinary people dealing with extraordinary situations and it makes for a dark and wonderful ride.???????”
-Yeti for TN Horror News


Review:

The tale starts by inviting into a condemned place and condemned souls, men with troubles of hate and alcohol, a bad father who had beaten down on a son with a possible chance in life, memories, the dead past and the bad things remaining.

There is mention of murder of a past time, ones of hate, things from past revisiting our main character, a son of a man, kin, human but not humane.

Reeling and hooking you in to the tale successfully with need for answers with all the other world things occurring, serving up a haunting entertaining read.

There will be entities of a kind with the newly founded invested interests in the fates of denizens of Lost Hollow and this haunted dwelling Gordon Place.

Small town, Lost Hollow, bad histories and mysteries.
You will start wondering Small towns, do all of them have secrets?



 

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 17 April 2019