A Note Below (A Lansin Island Short Story)

A Note Below (A Lansin Island Short Story)

by Andrew Butcher

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Overview

Could you live in a haunted lighthouse?

Gavin Locke's reluctance to accept there are strange things happening in his home drives away his wife and daughter. As he grows lonelier and the 'hauntings' increase, he realises something has to be done... before it becomes dangerous.

But what is causing the odd events? And what could it want from Gavin?

On Lansin Island, an Island with a dark history of witch burnings, Gavin must find a way to stop the hauntings and bring his family back home.

If you enjoy reading about ghosts, romance, and the paranormal then this is a short story for you!

*** A Note Below is a short story in the Lansin Island Paranormal Mysteries series, featuring a few select characters from A Death Displaced ***

Word count:12,000 approx

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158619489
Publisher: Andrew Butcher
Publication date: 08/26/2017
Series: Lansin Island Short Stories , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 336,240
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Andrew Butcher wrote and released his first novel, "A Death Displaced", at the age of twenty-one. Since then, he has written more books in the same series and has branched out into writing nonfiction and teaching creative writing online.

He has over 3,500 students from over 100 countries enrolled in his highly rated course "Write a Novel Outline from Scratch", and his books have often hit the #1 spot for their categories on Amazon and other online retailers.

The fiction genres he writes in are a mix of paranormal suspense, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal mystery, ghost stories, and paranormal romance.

He lives in England with his partner and their pet tortoise, Tricky. He's always working on new projects, so be sure to keep an eye out for more!

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A Note Below (A Lansin Island Short Story) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Sue_in_CT More than 1 year ago
A Note Below: A Short Spooky Ghost Story (A Lansin Island Short Story) by Andrew Butcher is unlike the other two (soon to be three)  books in the Lansin Island Series because this is a short story but like the other two, it is a great read. I believe it was meant to be  read between A Death Displaced and A Body Displaced (Books 1 & 2 in the Lansin Island Series). I just found out about it and read it  even though I read book 2 already but in no way feel it took anything away or that I missed anything by reading this out of order. I do  suggest you read book one first though simply because you'll understand the setting and some of the same characters are in it giving  you more depth and understanding or the area and history. The story takes place on Lansin Island at the lighthouse that is haunted. Being a fan of all the ghost and paranormal stuff I was glad to  see that the details the author made don't contradict what is known to be real (or at least supposed real) hauntings. For example, it is  said that pets are more affected than people and in the story Lady (the dog) hides out in the lantern room and won't come down.  Another thing is that the main character, Gavin, who doesn't believe in ghosts or at least that the lighthouse is haunted 'feels' a  heaviness and other unexplained feelings. It also follows suit that ghosts are 'tied' in some way to the building, surroundings/land, or  people. To me, it is little things like this that make the story all the more creditable no matter if you believe in ghosts or not.  Speaking of the main character, Gavin is such a hoot! He totally adds comedy into the story which makes him all the more real. Just his  accent and how simple and practical he is about some things. I especially related to him (with a laugh) when his friend Jamie was  looking for a name/number on his touchscreen phone with all the fancy features. Gavin seemed a bit torn between being impatient with  his friend searching his phone and amused by all he has to go through just to find a number and thinks: "My phone has this crazy  feature ... yer tap in the numbers ... yer hit dial ... an' it calls the person on the other end ... an' yer can talk to each other! But why would  anyone want a phone with such a ridiculous feature, eh? They'd much rather have a phone that's actually a camera, or an MP3 player,  or a phone that ties your shoelaces, prepares your lunch, feeds your dog."  I won't recap the whole story as the author did a wonderful description that you can read for yourself but what I will say is sometimes it  takes the dead to appreciate, love, and understand all that you have in life. With this being said, I don't want you to think it has no creep  factor to it. It isn't a hard core horror type, more of a cozy paranormal but it does have a creep factor to it. Even the font used by the author  has a creep factor but it is especially creepy at the beginning of the story. Even before the beginning, just look at the cover. Is that the  cliff of the island? That black and white photo even makes the water look cold and creepy. Is that ray of light pointing the way to go below?  Where the note is? Or is that a ray of sunshine in a cold, harsh reality?  I recommend this story (the whole series) to anyone who enjoys paranormal stories.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great message
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful. Also read the series that takes place in this nice small town. You won't be disappointed. The series has a very different feel than this short. There is evil in this town and some very good people as well as elfs and magiic. This stands alone and is worth reading. Everyone I know should read this short story. It is fun and reminds us of things we some times forget. Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A ghost story that could almost be true I loved it, If it was long I think it would lose the meaning of true love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really nice short book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A spooky ghost story with an important message about family and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much lighter than the other books in the series - (although they are fantastic as well!) loved seeing Tamara "on the job." Butcher was able to develop great characters, especially for such a short story. Overall, a really good, light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with a good message
Anonymous More than 1 year ago