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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Enjoyed the story and it was a good ending with quite a twist but should have been proof read first, the grammar was appalling and spoiled the book. I have never seen so many mistakes in one book. Cheryl.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced horror, with a twist
As a free e-book for Kindle, this novella was a good read; however, either the conversion from word-processing to Kindle had issues, or Shaun Whittington has had a terrible proofreader. Printer's devils and grammatical errors litter the copy, and make it hard to concentrate on the brooding story at hand.

The story itself is a relatively pacey horror novella,...
Published on 30 Aug 2012 by Mina Kuhn


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced horror, with a twist, 30 Aug 2012
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As a free e-book for Kindle, this novella was a good read; however, either the conversion from word-processing to Kindle had issues, or Shaun Whittington has had a terrible proofreader. Printer's devils and grammatical errors litter the copy, and make it hard to concentrate on the brooding story at hand.

The story itself is a relatively pacey horror novella, with characters whom you're not worried to see die in lovingly gory detail. Whittington has a tendency to go on at length into character background, which tends to make the action a little scanty and overwrought - but he has the makings of a good novelist in the vein of Shaun Hutson, should he find a better proofreader. His novella has great potential - showing some style and originality when it comes to the handling of a twist ending - but the plot itself veers between a lengthy exposition on a notable local serial killer, and actual murders in the woods of Red Hill.

Pick this novella up if you have time to spare for a good idea with slightly dicey Kindle conversion. If not, keep Whittington in mind as a new kid on the (chopping) block of English horror.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 10 Mar 2013
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Enjoyed the story and it was a good ending with quite a twist but should have been proof read first, the grammar was appalling and spoiled the book. I have never seen so many mistakes in one book. Cheryl.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 20 Feb 2013
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Very sorry to the author but in my opinion this is dreadful and even though I persevered I couldn't cope with more than a couple of chapters. Poor writing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 19 Feb 2013
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The story itself was fairly good but the writing was pretty bad. Several words misspelled or misused and writing did not flow well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good story but...., 18 Feb 2013
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good story but the use of needless long words is a bit of a chore and there are lots of typing errors which can make it a difficult read apart from that its an exciting story with an unexpected twist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spelling and Grammar, 26 Jan 2013
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The story is ok, but nothing special.
The issue lies with spelling and grammar, these are atrocious. I can only assume that the writer has not grasped the basics of a good word processor, or a got himself a good proof reader! This is a shame as the book could have been much more enjoyable.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars hard work, 6 Feb 2013
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I started this book twice and still couldn't get get past the first couple of chapters, just didn't like his writing style or the choice of descriptive words. It seemed as if the writer was trying to demonstrate what a vast vocabulary he has and it just didn't make for enjoyable reading as I kept getting annoyed instead if getting into the story. Shame as it might be good, will never know!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The idea was there...., 17 April 2013
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I really wanted to enjoy this book but the story was so badly written that it made it difficult to read! The story is written like an English essay that hasn't been checked by the teacher yet. Poor grammar, poor sentence structure and big words used to pad out paragraphs. It also seemed to be written for young readers yet the themes were adult therefore it was a bit patronising at times. A very frustrating read and to top it off, the ending was so disappointing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the woods, 12 April 2013
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Terrible! Every page is full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Hard to believe it was actually published. There are whole paragraphs that make no sense at all. The worst book I have ever read. I couldn't finish it. Why can't I say no stars? It doesn't deserve any.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Must try harder, 25 Jan 2013
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The writer has tried to sound intelligent with his style but because of all the grammatical errors has completely failed to manage it. The story itself was predictable and the twist at the end is not so much as a twist but a slow turn. As something to waste a few hours when not busy though it was an easy read and therefore it wasn't all bad.
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