5/2/18

Medium Wave (Becky Moran Book 1) - Rose Zolock


5 STARS!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Becky Moran has built a career claiming to talk to the dead. A successful clairvoyant medium, a Cambridge graduate with her own radio show ‘Medium Wave’ and a team dedicated to crafting the celebrity myth – because Becky Moran is a fake. Until, one night, something supernatural, inexplicable, breaks through live on air as she is broadcasting. Becky Moran discovers the paranormal is real, the dead can indeed speak and she is being pursued relentlessly towards a battle for her very survival.
‘This thing has no defined shape. Whatever energy exists within it, it cannot settle on a shape. The strands of darkness curl out and then wrap back inwards. The bulk of the shadow becomes concave, then bulbous, the height building in on itself but lacking any skeletal structure to wrap itself around. There are no eyes, no clearly defined head shape. It is creating itself from darkness, like a swirl of ebony ink dropped into a vat of putrid water, spreading silently….’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Her Irish grandmother first told Rose about the Banshee when she was just a small child. How the
wailing sound of the spirit of the dead and dying could be heard when someone was about to pass.
It was family folklore that the women in the family had ‘the touch’, the ability to see spirits and other dimensions. Rose listened and grew up fascinated by those who claimed to have supernatural or psychic abilities.

Rose does not claim to have those powers. Take her to Venice in February when the mist swirls over the canals, walk by her side along the darkened streets of Greenwich Village in New York City in high summer, listening to a ghost walk tour guide tell the stories of death, murder and the unexplained – Rose would say those stories and our belief in them gives her a power to see into the shadows within our imagination.

As a journalist, Rose takes every opportunity to explore and investigate strange stories, myth and folklore. Living in rural Yorkshire, with a rich library of ghost stories and literary tradition, Rose also has a skeptical and forensic insight into those who peddle the stories which feed our imagination but of which we have yet found no proof. She has listened to the debunkers who argue against those believers who are convinced that sand the dark side exist.

Rose’s mind is open. Is yours?

MY THOUGHTS -
HO-LY CRAP! This book was so good! Like scary good. It had all the creepy darkness that makes a thriller so good. I love thrillers/paranormal/horror books and I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to read this one after dark. I didn't want these thoughts to be the last ones in my head right before bedtime. But I did pick it back up again first thing in the morning! I was absolutely riveted, like leaning forward in my chair so I could pay more attention to the book LOL, seriously!
"Becky knows they are here for her. They have always been here. Waiting. Now, she is being enveloped by something with a hunger, a deep hunger. She watches a shadow begin to push through the shifting floor, stretching the surface under her feet as if it is a rotting membrane. The mucous surface, organic, a thin embryonic sac, is being pushed, stretched, elasticized by a force that is determined to rip it, push it aside, split it open."
Great character development. Excellent attention to detail in the descriptions. I really could visualize everything (sometimes a little too much LOL).

And the ending... OH my gosh!!! All I can say is - Give me book 2 please!

This is a debut novel for this author but you would never know it! The author does a fantastic job. This is definitely and author I will want to read more of.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Rachel's Random Resources Thank You!!

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