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Children of the Fog [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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* International & National Bestseller with over 100,000 copies sold worldwide
* A Top 100 Paid Best Seller on Amazon
* #4 in Amazon Top 100 Paid Best Sellers
* Top 100 Bestseller in Thrillers, Suspense, Horror, Paranormal, Occult, Ghosts
* #1 Horror, #1 Occult, #1 Ghosts

YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in “little bloody pieces.”

When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as...The Fog.

***CHILDREN OF THE FOG has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s newest thriller, SUBMERGED.

Editorial Reviews:

"A chilling and tense journey into every parent's deepest fear." ―Scott Nicholson, The Red Church

"A nightmarish thriller with a ghostly twist, CHILDREN OF THE FOG will keep you awake...and turning pages!" ―Amanda Stevens, author of The Restorer

"Reminiscent of The Lovely Bones, Cheryl Kaye Tardif weaves a tale of terror that will have you rushing to check on your children as they sleep. With exquisite prose, Children of the Fog captures you the moment you begin and doesn't let go until the very end." ―bestselling author Danielle Q. Lee, author of Inhuman

"Ripe with engaging twists and turns reminiscent of the work of James Patterson, Tardif once again tugs at the most inflexible of heartstrings…Children of the Fog possesses you from the touching beginning through to the riveting climax." ―Kelly Komm, author of Sacrifice, an award-winning fantasy

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About the Author

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls "a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart...a beautiful, haunting novel." Her next thriller, Divine Justice (book 2 in the Divine series), will be published in spring 2011, in ebook and trade paperback editions. Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (ebook) and Remote Control (novelette ebook). In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot's Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo. Booklist raves, "Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border." Cheryl's website: Official blog: Twitter: You can also find Cheryl Kaye Tardif on MySpace, Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari and LibraryThing, plus other social networks.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1201 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Imajin Books (18 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dear reader:

I'm an international bestselling Canadian author who loves to say, "I kill people off for a living!" You can imagine the looks I get from people. Sometimes I'll tell them, "Fictitiously, of course. I'm an author." Sometimes I won't say anything; I'll let them wonder...

Booklist calls me "a big hit in Canada...a name to reckon with south of the border."

Born in Vancouver, BC, I was a "military brat" and a "military wife" who has lived all across Canada and in Bermuda. I now reside in Edmonton, AB, with my husband Marc and our Pomeranian Princess, Chai.

AGENT information:
Erica Spellman-Silverman
Trident Media Group
41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36
New York, NY 10010

Ph: 212-333-1506

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Children of the Fog 6 Sept. 2014
By Kat
Format:Kindle Edition
Children of the Fog is a mixture of horror, psychological thriller and paranormal that is split into two distinct parts – the first part focuses on Sadie, her relationship with her son and husband, and the kidnapping of her son by a mysterious kidnapper known locally as The Fog. He’s been kidnapping children for years, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him. The second part is Sadie and how she copes without her son, indisputably the love of her life.

Unfortunately, some of Sadie’s choices and actions made it difficult for me to really connect with her as a character. At times I felt sympathetic towards her, other times she was the type of character I love to hate, and on more than one occasion, I found her completely frustrating. I don’t need to like or respect characters to appreciate them, but the inconsistency was hard for me to deal with.

Issues with Sadie aside however, I really enjoyed the psychological thriller part of the story – it was written with the perfect amount of suspense, and the strong sense of not knowing if it was the character losing the plot, or everyone around her, which for me is the mark of a strong psychological thriller.

The horror and paranormal aspects I found rather gripping, although I wouldn’t personally class much of the story at all as horror, the paranormal aspect is much more prominent, and also a little more convincing.

Children of the Fog isn’t a perfect book, but it is the kind of book that I found easy to lose myself in – I wanted to know what was going to happen next, and I was pretty much captivated the whole way through. It’s just a shame that Sadie was so inconsistent for me.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG. WHAT A FANTASTIC READ. 10 Mar. 2012
By echo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this book when it was free but I would of paid for it because its a brilliant book. The storyline is consistent, the characters believable. It's quite spooky in places and my emotions were up and down all the time. No other book has made my emotions jump from sad to happy like this book has. It's a fantastic book and I didn't want it to end. I can't find the words to explain how good it is. You won't be disappointed if you buy this book. I've only had my kindle for about two weeks and I must say it's one of the best things I've bought. It's opened my eyes to different authors which I would'nt normally of heard of. Buy this book I would give it more stars if i could. What a great author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok - nothing more, nothing less. 25 May 2012
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Another book purchased on the back of 5 stars reviews (I'm gonna have to stop doing this and start researching better) that although was ok, it never got me to the 'one more chapter before I go to bed' stage. Far too many of the hiccups that happen to our main character hero were just way too predictable. For instance early on in the book, she is told that one day the car won't start due to an alternator problem or something similar and guess what? At the one moment in life when she needs it the most, the car doesn't start. It's a continuing trend through the book which means there was never a surprise.....never an I didn't see that coming kind of moment.

The other most noticeable event in the book, which infuriated me immensely was the fact that the ending is solved on nothing more than our heroine's instinct. Nothing to make you think hmmm, that was clever, I didn't see that coming. The best crime writers will have given you clues along the way (whether you acknowledged them or not) and therefore the end gives you the satisfaction that a great amount of detective work was done to solve the crime, rather than how this book unfolds with pure intuition.

If it's free, give it a try. Don't expect miracles though and don't be disappointed if you do end up, well... disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Free Read 5 Mar. 2013
By Wendy
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This book is a real page turner, the plot is easy to follow but you cant guess what will be happening next. Sadie is mother to 5 year old Sam who is able to but will not talk. For months children are disappearing always on a foggy night and the kidnapper is nicknamed the fog. One night Sadie hears a noise coming from her son room and on entering she comes face to face with 'the fog'. After a fight she agrees that the fog can take her son. Sadie decides that after her son is kidnapped and her husband is jailed she sells the family home and gets into the car and drives. Eventually she arrives at a cabin in the woods and this is not the new beginning she was looking for just the start of another nightmare.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!! 20 Mar. 2012
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I must say I really enjoyed this book. The plot was well thought out and kept you wondering right the way through. My emotions were on a roller coaster minute I was smiling the next trying to read through tears. I downloaded this as a free book, I would have gladly paid for it.....the best book I have read in a very long time. I will certainly keep a look out for this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual read but I loved it! 9 May 2012
By Cat
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After reading "Whale Song", which I loved, I decided to have a go at this although the synopsis showed it's not my usual genre. I have to say it was brilliant! The prologue sets it up brilliantly and kept me reading. Don't read in bed with the lights down low though!! It's easy to like the main character and identify with the "do anything for the one you love" mentality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Brilliant read! This is the first time I have read a book written by Cheryl but it certainly will not be the last. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Ctw
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read very gripping
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a thriller that keeps you guessing to the end. A mother's instinct is so strong Sadie believed that Sam was alive and her instincts... Read more
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I gave this book 5* because I thought the author deserved them,I don't normally read this genre but I'm glad I gave it a try, it's suspenseful some would say it's far fetched but... Read more
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This book was gripping from start to finish and brought a tear to my eye at its conclusion. I would definitely recommend it and will be looking for more of her titles. Read more
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As a mother reading this book was hard! So emotive. Very well written. A real page turner, comes highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!
What a great story this is! I was immediately drawn into it and could not stop reading. A fab book, well written, interesting and riveting. A perfect read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read!
Very good book with lots off surprises couldn't put it down! Highly recommended to people who like a bit of thriller
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