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Sorrow's Point
     

Sorrow's Point

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by Danielle DeVor
 

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Not All Exorcists are Equal....One is Marked

When defrocked ex-priest, Jimmy Holiday, agrees to help an old friend with his sick daughter, he doesn't expect the horrors that await him. Blackmoor, his friend's new residence, rests upon the outskirts of the town of Sorrow's Point. The mansion's history of magic, mayhem, and death makes it almost a living

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Not All Exorcists are Equal....One is Marked

When defrocked ex-priest, Jimmy Holiday, agrees to help an old friend with his sick daughter, he doesn't expect the horrors that await him. Blackmoor, his friend's new residence, rests upon the outskirts of the town of Sorrow's Point. The mansion's history of magic, mayhem, and death makes it almost a living thing – a haunted mansion straight out of a Stephen King novel. Jimmy must decide if the young girl, Lucy, is only ill, or if the haunting of the house and her apparent possession are real.

After the house appears to affect him as well with colors of magic dancing before his eyes, rooms warded by a witch, and a ring of power in his voice, Jimmy is met by a transient who tells him he has "the Mark". Whatever being "marked" means, Jimmy doesn't care. All he wants to do is help Lucy. But, helping Lucy means performing an exorcism.

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Defrocked priest Jimmy Holiday's narrative voice is a strong blend of insightful, self-deprecating, and sincere.
Simon OKill
SORROW'S POINT by Danielle DeVor is a new take on The Exorcist and for me a much better read. The author has invoked pure spine-tingling flesh-crawling terror from every chilling page.
Heather Wood
SORROW'S POINT was probably one of the most terrifying books I've ever read. The book is a page-turner, but definitely not for the faint of heart. There were a few chilling scenes that will leave me with nightmares for weeks.
Kate O'Sullivan
Move over, Stephen King. Danielle DeVor is on her way!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157304959
Publisher:
City Owl Press
Publication date:
12/15/2015
Series:
The Marker Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
46,589
File size:
656 KB

Meet the Author

Named one of the Examiner’s 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors you Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino. Visit her at

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Sorrow's Point 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The perfect companion for a dark October night, Danielle DeVor's Sorrows Point doesn't disappoint with each and every gruesome moment. However, this isn't any ordinary haunted house story, and the reader should be prepared to turn on a light or two. With chilling eeriness that creeps into the reader's mind, a tangible sense of dread and overall hopelessness for the main characters is par for the course. A definite must read.
CiannaElizabeth More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! This book was an impressive first read from a New-To-Me author! I am blown away. This book grabbed me from the very beginning and kept hold of me. I had it in my mind when I wasn't reading because I wanted to peel back the layers to this story. I have been in a horror novel lately, and this one was perfect. Jimmy Holiday, the main character, is a priest who left the service because he fell in love with a woman, but they didn't work out. Maybe it was because she was a witch. But this story is centered around Blackmoor Hall, an old house in a quiet town. This house has a history surrounding it, and it's dark. Jimmy is called there at the request of an old childhood friend who believes his daughter is possessed, and this story only gets more interesting from there. I'm usually very picky about writing and have a hard time finding books that I don't guess the endings. This book was one of them. DeVor had me on the edge of my seat from page one because I had to know what was going to happen. Her writing is elegant and flowing, and lush with detail. This book had all the right factors to lead into the creepiness, and the author did a fantastic job tying in flashes from the past with the current story. I love Jimmy's internal struggle, and how he had to embrace that not everything is black and white, and open his mind to the spiritual side of things to accomplish a feat that he was destined to do. The book ended wonderfully, and I saw that the author has a second book out, and I cannot wait to read that! I think her books are only going to get better from here. Fantastic writing, the writer knows her craft; this story is impressively written. She develops this cast of characters and keeps you guessing on what is motivating who, and who is really in control. I love every, terrifying, fantastic moment of this book. This kept me on edge and still has me thinking about it. Very well done! *I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own 100%. This review was done in conjunction with NerdGirl Official blog. For more information, please visit them on Facebook.
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
In Sorrow's Point, Danielle DeVor delivers a terrifying story of demonic possession and the valiant fight to save the child that will have you turning on all the lights in your house and jumping at the slightest sound. The reader is unceremoniously thrown into the deep end of this tale of terror that starts with a phone call at 3 a.m. and a worried father begging for help to save his daughter's life, and its not until the very last pages that they're thrown a preserver to keep them from never coming back up. Sorrow's Point is fantastically written. Right from the get-go the author set a line of tension that was steadily ratcheted up. No excess time or words were wasted on unnecessary details. DeVor does an excellent job of balancing the interactions and personalities of a handful of characters that, when combined with her flair for writing the spookiness, I couldn't help but 'see' this book in my head as I read it. Her talent for the basic of a good horror tale, combined with her forthright addressing of problems faced in today's society (investigation of molestation, pedophilia in the priesthood, etc), and unique twists to traditional elements, combines perfectly into a goose-bump raising tale. The only reason I did not give this book a full five-star rating was because the author's choice of a female minor for the child undergoing possession made it inevitable that I would be 'seeing' Regan's face/body from The Exorcist in a few of the more dramatic scenes instead of Lucy. Yes, I know Lucy is much younger and blonde, but the mind works in mysterious ways, and the young female from that classic movie is ... iconic ... to say the least. So, in choosing a little girl to base her tale around, the author perhaps unwittingly set herself up for this issue, as it makes the whole thing ring (very) faintly of an updated version of William Peter Blatty's horrific tale. Overall, I completely enjoyed reading this book, laughing at myself at times as I was reading it because I was so spooked. I am definitely adding this author to my list of "Read-More-From". As for the comparisons to King? She's as good, if not better in some ways. This is definitely a woman in horror that you need to read. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read a horror book in which the characters laughed as often as in this book. Every sentence of dialog began with "I laughed" or "Tabby giggled". And I've never read in a horror story the victims speaking to a phantom saying "Hey, you overgrown bag of bones" If the characters in the horror story seem amused by the haunting, and not frightened, why should I be frightened reading it?
TLSettle More than 1 year ago
Sorrow’s Point is an explosive read! I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down until the end. It has elements of horror as well as love and humor. This makes the book unique. The main characters of this book are “ex priest” and a Wiccan which caught my attention immendiately. This is an unusual pairing, but it actually creates a good synergy throughout the book and touches on what it really means to have faith. Not religion. Faith. Jimmy Holiday is the only person that a friend turns to when his daughter begins to behave abnormally. This book goes into the many steps that it will take to be granted an exorcism as well as providing a horrific first hand glance into the world of demons and possession. It is a must read for those of you looking for a new take on the demonic and with some interesting plot twists along the way.
kipha More than 1 year ago
Man was I hooked from the beginning of reading the synopsis for the story and from the first line of the book. This book is amazing! Oh my Gosh I can not tell you how much I absolutely love this book! I felt like I was watching a horror film as I read this; that was how great it was. I still have the chills since I just finished reading it and currently writing this review. I was scared witless but I still couldn’t put the book down, even during the late hours of the wee night (which is the only time I can really read) and man was it worth it! Heck yea I was scaring myself and being paranoid about seeing and hearing things as I was reading this book and every now a again tried hard not to peek over or to the side as I read. But Gosh it was so Amazing! As you know from the synopsis, Jimmy Holiday is an ex-priest and has been called on for help by a very long time friend, Will, from his hometown. He agrees to accompany Will to look at Lucy, Will’s daughter, and see what he can do to help and of course, Jimmy didn’t think it was all that bad until he got to Blackmoor. But soon he called for the aid of his ex-girlfriend to help chip in some magic and strength to his weakening self worth. (Now you see where Jimmy became an ex-priest) But anyways a whole lot of scary and creepy abnormal occurrences happened and it just grows worse and worse by the day for little Lucy’s body as her possession carries on. Jimmy haven’t been in service for a while you know and not being able to really trust in the church anymore makes it difficult on his belief on what is really happening to Lucy. He is also frustrated by the fact that he is the only one that is willing to help his friend and Lucy and angry at the church for not helping Lucy when they were contacted earlier. But he’s not giving up on Lucy and is going to make the church listen. And Jimmy, I can say I worship him! I’m not sure how old he is but maybe in his thirties because I read him as pretty young. But he just has a whole lot of crap in his life and he takes it as it comes. He also has a great personality, in my opinion, and has humor, even in scary situations like this one. I don’t know, I can’t think of the right words to describe him but I just like how he’s very intellectual and thought processy. He likes to think things through and does this “asking question and self answering” thing in his head. Which is great and highly enjoyable for the book. Oh, and this book is mainly in the POV of Jimmy but does shift to other POVs too for more background information and does jump from past to present in different chapters; which is totally fine because it helps set and tell the story. And it gives the reading a sense of a scary movie feel, to me that is and it just adds to how great this book is in making it scary. Some things I didn’t like was the repetition of thoughts and saying Jimmy does. I love his thought process but sometime, mostly in the beginning, I just got very annoyed. Like when he didn’t want to believe Lucy’s possessed and was always putting himself down or just being an ass about things. Stuff like being annoyed that he wasn’t kept up to date with Will when he himself didn’t also keep in contact, or being annoyed because of something some one did or because they asked to much questions…stuff like that. And he gets mad but keeps it to himself which is fine but he does do a lot of thinking. But I love how this book really got my heart pumping in rapids sessions because of my anticipation for what is to come in their trial. You just never know what is coming and you just have to keep on turning the pages even if it’s late. And this book just makes me feel all sorts of feelings! From giggling to down right scared, to calm and freaking out nervous. But there are also the feeling of pain and hope every time you turn the pages with uncertainty and fear lurking behind. Gosh this book just had it all and I just got to say the outcome was out of this world…….Agh….I cried but I was happy too. Maybe I was too happy I cried but..my heart….. I know for sure I’m getting this in paperback, yes sirrah. I highly Highly Recommend this and it’ll make for a great Halloween read if you don’t have plans for that night. Five, I give this a Five!