Haunting in Old Tailem
A Supernatural Suspense Thriller
by Janice Tremayne
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 16 Oct 2020
From the finalist of the 2020 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in Fiction—Supernatural comes the much-anticipated sequel of the Haunting Clarisse Series.
★This book can be read as a stand-alone
Running from evil is not a bad idea...until you realise you can't hide.
Old Tailem Town is an Australian pioneer village that has built a reputation as the creepiest ghost town in the southern hemisphere.
But some ghosts get tired of hanging around and latch onto you. Running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can't hide. The houses and the Church that were moved and renovated to create the perfect paranormal tourist attraction carries dark secrets within its walls.
Will Clarisse be able to confront her biggest evil challenge yet or will Little Charlie rally all the towns ghost into an impeccable evil stronghold? Will her meeting with the local Shaman unleash secrets with evil consequences for digging too deep into the towns past?
Matters become complicated for Clarisse when a circus of young performers passes on the outskirts of town triggering unexpected paranormal events and unleashing memories of a one hundred year curse.
The tourists keep flocking in for the paranormal experiences run by a local entrepreneur--unbeknown, caught in the crossfire of a battle for evil supremacy. Will the town succumb to Little Charlie and his evil crew?
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Average rating from 29 members
I read the three in a series of the books by Janice Tremayne I enjoyed all that went on with each character and person each of the books. I can't wait for the next read from this author. Surprise awaits each and every book.
*Thank you to Millport Press, Janice Tremayne and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review*
This book is #3 in a series but can be read as a standalone. I have not read the first two books and the only thing I felt was lacking was some background on Clarisse and Henry's relationship, background on who Clarisse is and how she learned her spiritual senses and how they ended up doing what they do.
Ghost children are always creepy so any book that you read with a posse of children who are in the hands of demons are going to be automatically creepy. In this mystery, Clarisse and Henry arrive in the ghost town of Old Tailem and meet a bevy of characters including an old shaman, an ageless circus witch, a demonized hotelier, a wily ghost tours operator and many little ghosts. The town has been taken over by demons and Clarisse is on a mission to stop them before opening day festivities.
Clarisse reminds me a lot of Nancy Drew. There is an innocence about her but she recognizes her gifts and being very smart, she is quick to act and get things done. I will definitely be reading the next in the series to see how her character develops. I would be interested to see more of her personality, her relationship with Harry and her background in further books.
I appreciated that this could be read as a stand-alone, as I hadn't read any from the previous books. Overall I really enjoyed reading this book, it was suspenseful and had great characters.
Haunting in Old Tailem by Janice Tremayne is a scary book. But boy did I enjoy reading it. It has all the ingredients you need for the perfect horror mystery story. From the creepy ghost town to the actual ghosts make sure you read this one with the lights on.
A winner indeed!
This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest opinion. Wow! Definitely a 5 star.