Grave By P. McCarthy
Is it possible that ours is the only realm that exists in the Universe? If God and heaven exist, then so must the opposite and its terrible imitation of all that’s good.
In a small Laboratory near Philadelphia, a young man and woman meet and two realms collide. Run by Doctor Geoff and funded by a Christian group called the Crossovers, Bob, a man gifted by God with sight into another realm helps to bring lost spirits home using the doctor’s Retrievers. In the realm of ‘nothing’ little Timmy’s been lost and a Retriever is sent to help him find the light, but when things turn grave, how far will a man go to save his heart. This is a story of courage, love and loss where faith is everything.
Book Reviews From The Beach by Russell
Given the nature and genre of this book, I decided to read it at night. It was a choice well made. My trusty lamp and the moon helped to light the beach, allowing me to read and witness the ocean in front of me. With my feet playing in the sand I found it intriguing to hear the waves crashing around me as P. McCarthy took me deep into another unknown world. As I read I found that Grave, to be an extraordinary look at a dangerous and spiritual realm where some souls become unwillingly trapped and the desperate people who risk everything to save them, and each other.
As I read these books from Breaking Rules Publishing and write the reviews, I marvel at those that are able to create a different world, characters, and language. Grave will take you to a world, unlike anything that I, and probably you’ve ever known. The Author, P. McCarthy will tease and play with you as she weaves you through her story and the lives of her characters. Interestingly enough, for a novella, her character development and scenes are detailed and well described without being overworked. It was a quick read. I started as the sun was going down and was finished in time to find my way to my sand dune. It, however, continued to rattle my mind as I tried to find the comfort needed to sleep. This is to say that Grave is thought-provoking and had me considering its story over and over again.
To my benefit, I was able to witness a few chapters of McCarthy’s first book, “TheThingInTheChair,” and found that, as much as she did well with the humor of this book, her real calling is within the horror genre. Christopher also let me read a couple of McCarthy’s short stories. I’m right to say that she is a talented writer and storyteller. I’m told that she edited this book on her own, telling me that she has an eye for detail. Offering a clean book to read.
The storyline is pleasantly surprising as it twists and turns through the romantic entanglements of her mind and characters. Thankfully not too much, but just enough that it will satisfy most readers.
As much as this story is way out in left field for me, because I’m used to the simple life of hanging out on the beach, watching the waves and reading my books. Grave, was an interesting delight. And yes it was a toe’s in the sand kind of book. I even curled them a few times. I’m certain that no matter what genre you enjoy reading, Grave will be a welcome addition to that mini-library you have on your nightstand. My suggestion – read it at night.
I’ve decided to offer a rating system for my reviews. I’ll be using the waves as my gage, 1 – 5, and 5 being the best.
Grave, is a solid 4 waves.
Enjoy your best beach life –
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