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Forest of Shadows

Forest of Shadows

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by Hunter Shea
     
 

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The dead still hate!

John Backman specializes in inexplicable phenomena. The weirder the better. So when he gets a letter from a terrified man describing an old log home with odd whisperings, shadows that come alive, and rooms that disappear, he can’t resist the call. But the violence only escalates as soon as John arrives in the remote

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The dead still hate!

John Backman specializes in inexplicable phenomena. The weirder the better. So when he gets a letter from a terrified man describing an old log home with odd whisperings, shadows that come alive, and rooms that disappear, he can’t resist the call. But the violence only escalates as soon as John arrives in the remote Alaskan village of Shida. Something dreadful happened there. Something monstrous. The shadows are closing in…and they’re out for blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609286507
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/04/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
381
Sales rank:
93,335
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Hunter Shea is the author of too many short stories to count. His work has appeared in Morpheus Tales, Tabard Inn, The Harrow, and Ethereal Tales, just to name a few.

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Forest of Shadows 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
khale46 More than 1 year ago
Forest of Shadows by Hunter Shea introduces you to the world of the paranormal and the mysteries that surround it. Shea manages something many have a struggle with. He grips you from the first paragraph and seamlessly moves from an edge of your seat scene to the everyday happenings of a regular 9-5 couple. Through the studies and work of John Backman the lead character in the story – I learned a lot more about the paranormal than I ever imagined. Never before could I have imagined there was science behind some of the claims and explanations out there about ghosts, monsters and things like the Loch Ness Monster. You immediately fall in love with John and his plight in life. As dubious as you may be about paranormal things (I am a “nonbeliever”) you will cheer him on in his search for answers. At the same time, you will want to smack him upside the head and tell him to let go and move forward in life. Nothing can change the past. The loss of his wife, the guilt of an argument right before her death, the struggle of raising their daughter alone (who happens to practically be a clone of her mom) and the uncertainty of it all pressing around him are enough to make the story amazing – add in a few ghosts and stories of terror and you have a best seller. I was truly impressed with Shea’s ability to meld together two different story lines into one amazing novel. His storytelling ability is incredible and his characters are deep, realistic and the kind you want to get to know and leave the novel wishing they were real. With excellent descriptive scenes that flowed smoothly and dialogue that fit the scenes without seeming fake or forced, Shea turned me into a “bump in the night” fan when I didn’t think it was possible! I give this book 5 stars easily. More if it was possible. My only objections to the book have more to do with language and adult content than the quality of writing. Although I don’t mind reading mature content, it generally isn’t my favorite. There are several scenes in which language or sexual content were more than I would typically recommend. So, if you are sensitive to those things – this isn’t the book for you. I would also say I would be hesitant to recommend to younger readers. It is an adult book in many ways and although there are some teenagers I wouldn’t have a problem recommending it to – they would definitely be in the older teen years. Not for your young teen who likes ghost stories at all. Otherwise – I truly look forward to future books put out by Shea in this genre.
Luvsmesomebooks More than 1 year ago
I think horror stories are difficult to do well, but Hunter Shea has managed to do it with Forest of Shadows. I was torn between not wanting to put it down and wanting to make it last as long as possible. The characters were realistic and I really cared about what was going to happen to them. The ending was so sweet I got tears in my eyes, which is really an odd thing to happen after reading a book that's truly scary. I think Forest of Shadows would make a great movie, but I know it's a great read.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Pads in following ash's scent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storywas suspenseful but not so drawn out that you lose interest. Moved along at a good pace and wasn't bogged down with sideline type babble unrelated to the storyline. This was the first time I read this authors work and will definitely be reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant even describe this book. Just read it you wont regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A golden brown tom padds on. He looks around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She cheered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first one but still pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She yowled, "All cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the High-Branch! it has come time for 3 of our apprentices to recieve warrior names! DOVEPAW! DAWNPAW! EBONYPAW! Are you all ready?" She smiled at the apprentices joyfully, "Do you promise to uphold the warrior code, and protect you clan with your life?" <p> She heard a chorus of "Yes!" And "I do!!" Before continuing, "Then from this day on, you will be known as Dawnflight! Ebonymoon, and Dovefeather!" She smiled at the new warriors before continuing, "We also have 3 apprentices in need of new mentors! Whitepaw! You will be mentored by Emeraldfire! Snakepaw, you'll be mentored by Emberflame! And Nightpaw! You have expressed interest in being Medicine cat, so you will be mentored by Kamismoke! Meeting dismissed!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cheers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend to all fans of this genre. You will enjoy!
marniingeorgia More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed this book. Author did a really fine job of setting up the characters and plot. The story was exciting and easy to follow with just enough supernatural to make it truly interesting. Would recommend this book to any who enjoys a good ghost story! Have just added another Hunter Shea book to my Nook library and am anxious to read. I think there will be more of his books added soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever has said that this is aentertaining and original has obviously never read dean koontzs "odd thomas" series which this is almost an exact replica of. Whatever happened to originality.
fleerb More than 1 year ago
Hunter Shea's debut lures you into its mystery via a well drawn and sympathetic protaganist - paranormal investigator/debunker John Backman. After a frenetic, haunted-house-gone-bonkers introduction, the quieter dramatic trade-off between Backman's personal tragedy and sudden good fortune hooks you into the deeper story. Shea's eclectic supporting cast of characters is fun, and each has his/her dark secret to reveal as the tale progresses to a pacy climax. Hunter Shea is the kind of storyteller who likes to creep you out with a knowing twinkle in his eye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written and gripping, FOREST OF SHADOWS deals with a paranormal investigator who finds himself in a remote Alaskan town with a decades old dark secret, that some have killed to keep buried. All centered around a house in the woods where bizarre things have occured...including whole families disappearing. John Backman brings his family to investigate the reported incidents and doesn't realize the shadowy terror surrounding the house and town until it is too late. My only criticism is that I felt the first chapter with Backman and his wife could've been shorter or omitted, but was necessary for character development. The novel also builds a lot of mystery and tension, sometimes slowly but reaches a stunning climax and poignant final chapter.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darkstar yawned...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Alright...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((Let's wait, then...))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is shadow clan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello my kit! You should meet me at az sixth result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phew!! Wifis back. Thankfully nothing happened im guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
go to mates only and write discription of yourself in first result. Then talk to cats in second result to see who wants to be your mate. Good luck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imbon my way