#Bookreview of TRESSIE: Book One – A Spirit Unleashed By Blaine Hislop

TRESSIE: Book One – A Spirit Unleashed

By Blaine Hislop

BLURB:

Framed for the horrific murder of her daughter, Tressie is denied justice in the courtroom. Sentenced to die, she is brutalized, tormented, and humiliated in prison before she’s put to death.
That should have been the end of it. And for many it is. But for those left with nightmares, the terrifying screams that start echoing across the valley years later are a warning.
When nervous, frightened townspeople demand the screams be silenced, Mayor Trebellhorn calls in a team of Ghost Hunters.
As Travis and his team are sent in to investigate the long abandoned prison, they quickly learn that there’s still one prisoner that’s been waiting a long time to be set free.

MY REVIEW:

This is such a dark, powerful story.  Poor Tressie.  Not only was she born under the burden of being mentally handicapped, she gave birth to a mentally challenged daughter.  Shunned by their small community, they learn to survive on the outskirts of town.  But some of the boys that live on The Hill have other plans for Tressie’s daughter, Trina.  Unfortunately, their ‘fun time’ leads to Trina’s death and the hobnob’s on The Hill use this opportunity to get rid of Tressie, one way or another.  Unable to articulate her innocence in the death of her daughter, Tressie is convicted in the murder of her daughter and sentenced to death.
This story grips you from the very beginning and pulls you along.  It’s one I couldn’t wait to get back into to see what happened next.  The characters are well developed and so is the setting in Griffin’s Peak and the Prison.  I really felt for Tressie and the way she was treated by the townspeople and the prison guards, so inhumane.  Book 1 ends in the middle of the story, so you have to buy the next book to see the outcome.  But I feel it will be worth buying Book 2.
I thought the writing style was a little choppy, but it worked for the most part.  I did find some proofreading errors, but they were toward the back of the book.
If you love dark, ghostly stories, this book is for you.  I give it 4 feathers. 

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information:

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2 Responses to #Bookreview of TRESSIE: Book One – A Spirit Unleashed By Blaine Hislop

  1. Eve Anderson says:

    I love a good description or excerpt of a book. Sometimes the Publishers trying to cover the inside of the book. When maybe just a well place word sold the book.

    Even I ask for a little more and they stop at what they wrote.

    Apart from that I love your review, the excerpt of the book, the cover & the curiosity for more

  2. saharafoley says:

    Thank you. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to write a review. Especially if it’s so-so book. I can always tell when a book really grabs me because I have more to say. 🙂

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