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Haunting in Old Tailem by Janice Tremayne is book # 3 in Haunting Clarisse series which I believe can be read as a stand-alone with a little addition to the basic storyline and because a basic background is missing about the main characters Clarisse and Harry, the reader is left at a loss.
The central plot is set in an Australian town that brings forth a novel concept to the ghost story. Clarisse is accompanying Harry as he is tasked with setting up a communication network in the town of Old Tailem as it becomes a pioneering tourist village. The paranormal tour organized by Digger, a local favorite of the town is not something to be missed and as Clarisse visits the centuries old church as part of it, she discovers that the rumors of devil is very real. Clarisse then begins investigating the events of the past where children had gone missing with the help of the Shaman and along with Digger explores the threat of a demon attack on children.
It is a race against time for Clarisse, Shaman, Digger and Harry before the final showdown occurs. The story moves at a fast pace and keeps the reader interested if not fully engaged.
I loved the basic premise of the novel and the scary thrills.
A small-town horror novel that can definitely be more gripping.
An Australian Ghost town. A resident demon and a local Shaman. A confrontation with evil awaits.
Clarisse realizes that running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can’t hide. When some ghosts get tired of hanging around, they latch onto you. At the centre of the war on evil is a historic Church that carries dark secrets within its walls. After she meets with the local Shaman, Clarisse discovers secrets with evil consequences by digging too deep into the town’s past. When matters become complicated, she visits a circus of young performers on the outskirts of town triggering unexpected paranormal events and unleashing memories of a one-hundred-year curse. After being caught in the crossfire of a battle for evil supremacy, Clarisse confronts Little Charlie as he rallies the town’s ghosts into an impeccable evil stronghold.
Can the local Shaman and townsfolk rally in her quest to defeat the evil incarnate or will the town succumb to Little Charlie and his evil crew?
Haunting in Old Tailem is the third book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like spine-tingling, chilling, creepy and spooky supernatural thrillers, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.
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