August 28, 2013

Darkridge Hall by @MichaelKRose

Darkridge Hall by Michael K. Rose
Title: Darkridge Hall
Author: Michael K. Rose
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Format: E-book
Length: 141 pages
Price: $2.99

An evil lurks in the depths of Darkridge Hall, and Andy, a new student at Kransten Academy, is about to meet it face to face.

When threatening, shadowy figures appear outside his dorm room window, Andy decides to solve the mystery of just who or what they are. But those same shadows may be responsible for the strange deaths that have been occurring in the town of Bethlehem, Maine over the past several decades.

As Andy, his teacher Mark Harris and police chief Charles Buck struggle to put the pieces together, they soon realize that the answer may come too late for them to stop the malevolent power behind it all.
Author Michael K. Rose is back again with another well done piece of fiction. Darkridge Hall centers around Andy, Mr. Harris, and police chief Charles Buck as they  hunt down the evil that lurks  and find the answer to a series of bizarre deaths in the small town.

The writing is crisp, and the characters are fleshed out and believable. The setting is down to earth but with a sprinkle of magic that makes everything come to life.
This is the author's first in the 'Young Adult'(YA) horror genre and the horror isn't as mature I usually like, but despite that the author's skill of wonderful prose and characters kept me engaged and made for a thrilling read.