What a lovely spook-tastic on your edge read that recently released by Janice Tremayne. See below for my review and spotlight of the book!
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.
Pick up your copy today and follow Clarisse through her battles with evil!
She heard a flurry of steps run across the graveyard as stones flicked off the ground and crushed, dried-out weeds propelled into the air. Tiny steps that she had encountered once before—in Hartley. Was it Little Charlie?
Then another ominous sound. Children laughing and giggling while the faint sound of a circus tune played in the background. Da, da, da, da, da …
She immediately turned around to find four children, each one standing next to an unmarked grave.
One little girl, no more than ten years old, with a black ponytail, knee-high cotton socks, and a white frilled dress, played with her hula hoop. She swung it around in motion and with the equilibrium of an expert. She smiled as her, dark eyes with thick, black eyeliner resonating toward Clarisse.
Next to her was a young boy, no more than eight years old, playing hopscotch between two graves. His knee-length shorts, long socks, and blood-stained shirt, held up by suspenders, were ragged and worn out. He looked like he had been in a terrible accident and dragged across the ground, oblivious to any pain. While playing hopscotch, he balanced three small balls in the air like a juggler, quite a trick and well-coordinated.
Next to him was Little Charlie, sitting on a gravestone with his rope lassoed and legs crossed. He swung his lasso repeatedly and flung it toward an empty can as his target. He liked showing off his prowess to Clarisse, even though he couldn’t say any words, throwing his hands up in the air each time he conquered his target.
Another girl, albeit younger than the first, stood behind Little Charlie on an unmarked grave. She was wearing a crimson dress with frills and brown, country-style boots. Her dress was tainted red in parts from bloodstains, and her face was white as snow. It accentuated the eyeliner around her black eyes and sculptured face. She tilted her head slightly to the side as her red hair was tossed around in the slight breeze while holding a Raggedy Ann doll next to her face. She looked directly at Clarisse, smiling while caressing the doll.
The Raggedy Ann doll smiled one thoughtful expression, blinked its right eye two times rapidly, and then nodded before going back to its original posture.
Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.
She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.
Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.
The concept of writing the Haunting Clarisse series was spawned over a cup of coffee many years ago, and she has not looked back since. Her books contain heart-thumping, bone-chilling, and thought-provoking ghost and paranormal experiences that deliver a new twist to every tale.
This is the first I’m reading anything from Tremayne and frankly I loved everything about it. Now, Haunting in Old Tailem can easily be read as a standalone. I have not read the previous books obviously but I wonder if the character development was always this great from the beginning – Guess i’ll have to pick up previous books in the installment to find out!
We meet Clarrise whom is compassionate and for some reason finds herself helping spirits whom are stuck on our plane essentially helping them move on. Yet, this one in particular is gonna be a tough one for Clarrise as she visits an old town in Australia that has become known as a ghost town due to its dark history with paranormal activity, children disappearing, and ghost sightings at the cemetery. Although I was at a lost at times about the background for Carissa I was still able to thoroughly enjoy it without that knowledge. As our protagonist goes deeper into the spirit world inner workings she meets different characters who comes in handy in a magnitude of ways. This would bring to more books in the series I hope!
Clarrise Partner, Harry, although not mostly in this book but he might be in the upcoming novels, although not sure if he was in previous ones but from how it sounded I’m sure he was and will become a more physical character in the next series if my thoughts are right.
So this brings me to the scene and descriptions through out Haunting in Old Tailem which brings in history and old country towns that are in fact real ghost towns. I found this interesting because I’m always looking into ghost stories around me or where I live – Its weird living in one but this brings interesting understandings to books like this one. I most enjoyed how Tremayne uses this for her advantage by having Clarisse researching history of these places and visiting them which gives me excitement but also had me on the edge while reading.
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