Hello and welcome to my BOOK REVIEW of “THE GLADE” BY HARMONY KENT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Indie Author Harmony Kent has written two books. The Battle for Brisingamen, her first novel, is a work of fantasy fiction and was approved by Awesome Indies within weeks of its release. Her second book, The Glade shows her equally at home in the realms of mystery, suspense and thriller – with a dash of magical realism. With a third book already on the way, she is well on her way to being a firmly established multi genre author.
As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal and beta reading services. As well as reviewing and supporting her fellow indie authors, Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena. She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes. Harmony is 41 years old, single and currently lives in Kent, England. She doesn’t have any children, but is surrounded by lots of cute gremlins who assure her they are her nieces and nephews. Read on for ten things Harmony thinks you should know about her … Ten Things: 1) I was born in 2013 (at least, the author in me was) … the rest of me is … err … just a LITTLE bit older than that. 2) I am really boring. 3) I have absolutely no sense of humour. At all. 4) I read. A lot. 5) I write. Even more. 6) I’m completely sane (in). 7) I don’t have any children, but I am surrounded by loads of cute gremlins who claim to be my nieces and nephews. Stranger still: they seem to like me. 8) If you’ve read this far, you’re probably as sane as I am. 9) If you still want to hang around, and if you’re feeling brave … 10) I’m online … http://www.harmonykent.co.uk twitter: @harmony_kent http://www.facebook.com/HarmonyKentOnline Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7086026.Harmony_Kent firstname.lastname@example.org
“Readers who like to curl up during the long winter evenings and feel the delicious chill of fear running up and down their spines need only turn to The Glade to have all their expectations fulfilled.
The Glade is a horror story in the mould of Stephen King, and rendered the more so by its faint echoes of Pet Cemetery and the even stronger resonance of the pervasive malignancy of It.”—Review by Brian O’Hare
This gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller will have you thinking twice about booking that idyllic cottage in the country. Nothing in this woodland paradise within the Forest of Dean is what it seems.
The Wenstrops have it all: health, wealth, and happiness. Until everything falls apart. Helen gets arrested for murder, and yet is either unable or unwilling to give a defence. During her detention, vital evidence goes missing and tensions run high.
Meanwhile, in the woods, malignant forces gather power.
This sensational second novel by acclaimed author Harmony Kent will have you alternately laughing, crying, and gripping the edge of your seat as this roller-coaster ride of a plot unfolds. It will keep you guessing through its many twists and turns, and hijack your attention right up until you turn the final page. This book has it all: murder, intrigue, the supernatural, a broken marriage, a love affair, courage against impossible odds, suspense, and high drama.
“Expertly written, the book keeps you guessing at every turn. What can I say? You really have to read this book … if you’re brave enough!”—Review by Fantasy Queen
The Glade is an IndieB.R.A.G.Medallion honoree, and an Official Selection for the New Apple Book Awards 2015.
Praise for Harmony Kent:
“Kent gives the reader mystery, intrigue, sex, action and characters risking their lives for a greater good. Kent’s writing is an immersive experience.” T. Dewhirst (Rabid Reviews)
“With a very contemporary voice, Ms. Kent has found a place in this genre as she easily entertains and captures the reader…” J. Malinoski
“Kent…is a master of her craft. There is magic in her writing.” J. Brooke
MY REVIEW: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Don’t miss this unforgettably terrifying walk on the edge of sanity.
I find that reviewing the Paranormal genre presents the reader with a challenge. To negotiate a pathway that navigates between what the human brain can perceive as possible, and what that same brain will render improbable.
I look for that ‘improbability’ factor to be challenged when I read Paranormal.
Author Harmony Kent has nailed that challenge, and she has done it beautifully with a style and pacing that caught me up instantly. Her intensely visual descriptive ability caused me to shiver, as ‘The Glade’ became palpably, demonstrably alive.
The author takes you to the shadowy places that permeate nightmares. This author has an empathy with, and an understanding of, the human psyche, and more specifically those unspoken things we as a species all fear.
The clever weaving of past and present commands your attention, as through the voice of Helen Wenstrop you are introduced to the nightmare edge of rapidly disappearing existence she finds herself in.
Don’t become complacent though, because just as you think you have a handle of where this journey will end, Author Harmony Kent slams your complacency into next week, with brilliantly constructed twists.
I am a huge fan of Stephen King’s works, and whilst this author has her own unique style, her ability ranks way up there. I have added Harmony Kent to my favorite Paranormal authors list.
Lock the doors and light up every room, for this book will have you on edge for the entire journey through its pages.
Don’t miss this unforgettably terrifying walk on the edge of sanity.