Hey, Readers. Today is the thirteenth and final stop of the Menagerie book tour. As you know, it’s a collection of thirteen stories, released on Friday, January 13. (And no, I’m not superstitious.) Today’s story is titled “Mystery Woman.” It’s in the supernatural suspense genre.
My host today is Teri Polen. Many of you know her for her annual month-long feature, Bad Moon Rising, but she is also the author of several YA books. Don’t let the genre fool you, adults can enjoy these books as well. Teri also contributed to the time travel anthology, Quantum Wanderlust which I was also a part of. You can view a list of all her stories by visiting her Amazon Author page.
Like me, Teri is a cat lover and often posts about her fur baby, Bond. Yes, Bond, as in James Bond.
If you missed any of the stops, a list is below. I’ve closed comments here, but I hope to see you on this final day at Teri’s site.
With Halloween only a few days from now, I wanted to find something spooky to read. Teri Polen’s Sarah was a perfect choice. I don’t read a lot of horror stories, but this one kept me turning the pages.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
I purchased Sarah a few months ago but purposely waited until October to read it.
Cain Shannon is a seventeen-year-old high school student who lives with his mother and little sister, Maddie. After his father’s death, the family moved to a newly constructed home because the old one held too many memories.
He is a typical teenager—he enjoys soccer, playing video games, and hanging out with his best friend, Finn.
Life is good until a nightly visitor appears—the ghost of Sarah, a high school student who disappeared several months prior. Cain wants to help her at first, but then she shows her vindicative, malevolent personality. Sarah seeks revenge on the three boys who killed her, and it seems nothing Cain and his friends can do will keep her from achieving her goal.
Although Cain is the protagonist, I also loved his friend, Finn. There is also a bit of humor. Sarah will keep you turning the pages, and then comes a surprise twist at the end. A word of warning—don’t read it at night if you’re afraid of the dark.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read—perfect for the Halloween season but will creep you out any time of the year.
Sarah is classified as a YA novel, but adults can enjoy it as well. If you’re looking for a well-written page-turning scary story, check it out.
Hey everyone. I’m on the road today, visiting with Teri Polen for her month-long Bad Moon Rising series. If you don’t follow her blog or this series, I highly recommend it. Bad Moon Rising happens every October. Teri puts a lot of work into this event. I, for one, am grateful for her support of other authors.
To visit, just click this link. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other posts in this series.
Hope to see you at Teri’s place. In the meantime, I can’t resist this video. (You know me with music and moons!)
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