Soul’s Child by Dianne Gray



This one was read in September 2013 and instantly landed itself on my favourites list. If you like the paranormal or the idea of ‘the other side’ pick up this short story by fellow Aussie, Dianne Gray today.

Synopsis: Aurora Jones dreams in pictures that depict tragedy and death. After the death of her mother and sister, Aurora’s father, Merv, moves them across the world from Australia to LA, where he forges a new career as a celebrity ghost hunter, thanks to Aurora’s dreams. But Aurora sees her father changing into a character she doesn’t recognize – his alter ego – Clive Soul.

Bookish things:  Approx. 86 pages. The cover looks hand painted

Where to buy: Smashwords for $0.99 or Amazon for $2.92

My review: Bookshelves: aussie-authorsaww2013spring-challenge,awesome-authorsindie-authorparanormal5-star-review

Recommended for: Paranormal fans, ghost hunter wannabes!

Read from September 16 to 17, 2013 — I own a copy, read count: 1
Thoroughly engrossing, Soul’s Child grasped me from the first paragraph and forced me to follow Aurora through the chilling experiences, share in her grief and to cheer her on as she took steps (no pun intended) to remedy the wrongs in her life.This book made me draw comparisons to the movie, Final Destination, while mixed with an episode of Ghost Hunters spliced with one of those ‘beyond the grave’ tele-series.I loved the plot twists, the build up to the climax was perfectly paced and didn’t give away anything. I didn’t know who Aurora could trust, who she would turn to or even if she had been imagining some of the things that were happening to her.

Dianne created a fast-paced, thrilling tale. The only negative I thought marred this one, was that perhaps a little too much was thrown into the mix, some of the characters lacked a little substance given the 86 page length.

Regardless, this was still a great read!

Have you had a brush with ‘the other side’? Share your experiences below.

9 thoughts on “Soul’s Child by Dianne Gray

  1. Great review. You’ve whetted my appetite for this story. 🙂

  2. I love Dianne, and I follow her blog. So lovely to see a wonderful review of her story. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice review. I like the way Dianne just flirts around the edges of the paranormal in this one, not allowing us the get comfortable with the idea. And, as usual, an unpredictable ending.

  4. Reblogged this on Dianne Gray author and commented:
    I just love being caught by surprise with a great review! Swing on over to Lynxie’s page to take a peek 😀

  5. This is wonderful. Thank you so much. I’m really glad you enjoyed this story – it’s only a short one, but I had a lot of fun writing it! 😀

    The cover is hand painted by an Australian artist Richelle Eaton.

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