October 32

October 32

by Larry Rodness


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ISBN-13: 9781625969057
Publisher: Deer Hawk Publications
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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October 32 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
this town to the very end of the book. Alex is only there to try to get the people there to buy insurance from his insurance agency but everything has gone wrong for him since he arrives there an hour early to the end. Alex is seeing a little girl around the town that he has no clue who it is and no one really believes him about seeing her since all of the other towns kids are missing. To make it worse it’s really hot and foggy that everyone doesn’t know with why it’s like that. It seems like the towns past and Alex’s past are the ones that are coming forward to get justice. Alex has heard about this fire that has happened fifty years ago in the town that had killed thirty-two kids and no one really knows the true story about what really happened that night except that it revolves around a trophy. A trophy which they have had for the past fifty years and one that has made it so that the town, Elora, can win. The ending of this book is something that I completely didn’t think would happen. This book has kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing as I didn’t even know who killed those kids fifty years ago, or who took the kids, or even more with why all this happened when Alex got into town. October 32 by Larry Rodness is a great book and one that I am giving five stars too. If anyone asks for a mystery recommendation, I would recommend this book. I will tell them that it is a great book to read especially as it is totally different from with what I imagined it to be from the synopsis. Anyways until the next time enjoy this book review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUTHOR ASKED ME TO READ AND GIVE AN HONEST REVIEW FOR THIS BOOK! To read more reviews like this one please visit my blog: baronessbooktrove.com
CharityRowell-Stansbury More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Alexander Malefant is a travelling insurance agent who arrives in the small town of Elora during the annual Halloween festival. After witnessing some mysterious events which ultimately lead to the disappearance of the town's children, Alexander reluctantly finds himself embroiled in the town's affairs. Whether he likes it or not, Alexander must come to terms with his own past and fears in order to help find the missing children. Initially, I thought that the plot had a Stephen King vibe to it because some of the townspeople are wacky and odd; however, I discovered that the plot is closer to an Alfred Hitchcock mystery with its occult theme and twists. Once I realized that it was not a horror plot as much as it was a dark mystery plot, I settled in to read it. Maybe it is because I am too familiar with the works of King and Hitchcock, but I found some aspects of the story predictable. The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the children and how they disappeared were similar to other works that I have read in the past. However, I found that the characters were not who they appeared to be; which provided some very intriguing twists in the story because their actions were a bit unpredictable. I enjoyed reading October 32nd; it was not as creepy and gory as I thought it would be, but there were plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep me engaged. If you are a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, October 32nd is a good choice for you, even if it is not Halloween.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
WELCOME TO ELORA, where Halloween is a serious business. The Fall Halloween Festival is “a joyous event celebrated with costumes and music and the sweet smell of baked goods designed to super-charge the youngsters and play havoc with insulin levels of the elderly.” (16) There is also a myth, which has a common theme of having a “stranger who upsets the status quo and changes the lives of everyone forever.” (19) Although the concept of this strange Halloween fest was alluring, the story was slow to capture my interest. It seems our traveling insurance salesman has stumbled on a town of wacky country folk, which is undoubtedly the focal point in the story. It’s funny how the character made a reference to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds because that’s exactly what I was thinking during this book. The thing was though, as I was reading through endless scenery and tedious dialogue, I kept wondering one thing: When were the freaking birds going to attack? I don’t know. This seemed like an interesting story with a nice cover design, but it wasn’t quite what I was expecting.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Is the small town of Elora caught in a nightmare, a curse, or the wrath of beings from beyond the veil of death? An outside has come to town, but is he the only one? Insurance salesman, Alex Malefant has a job to do and has arrived just in time for the Halloween Festivities. But something is just off in Elora as a small boy nearly drowns and children are attacked by a murder of crows. But trick or treating must go on, until the fog rolls in and the children disappear. Is this history repeating itself? Is Alex trapped among the townsfolk because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time? The top cop, the witch, the jealousy, the fear and the guilt all play a role in Larry Rodness’ 32nd October. As the mystery of the disappearance of the children mounts, tempers flare, accusations are made and from nowhere, another appears. Does he have the answers the town is looking for? Will these answers bring joy or heartache? Will the mystery of the children missing from long ago finally be uncovered? The witch may not have done it, but she sees far more than the normal human, too bad her reputation and her past make her an unreliable source to everyone but Alex, who has his own painful memories and guilt to shoulder. No, this isn’t Ground Hog Day revisited. Yes, there are slightly humorous moments, but for the most part this mystery is a journey into the unknown, not a horror, but definitely dark and foreboding as a town is divided on what to do and who to blame. Larry Rodness has a magnetic style of writing that beckons his readers to follow him into the fog, into a night that will stay with you long after that final pages is finished. Perfect cold weather reading, Halloween or not, imagine the darkness outside, the wind blowing, the crows settling in the trees, just waiting and watching, perhaps as a warning, perhaps as harbingers of doom. Then imagine the depth of despair shared by a town that must learn to “play nice” and be honest with each other and themselves. Completely engaging, well-written and filled with scenes that come to life in your mind as you cannot help but join the search for the missing children. I received this copy from Larry Rodness in exchange for my honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite It's October 31st when Alexander Malefant, an insurance agent in his late fifties, makes his way to the picturesque little town of Elora, that sits on the edge of the Grand River, during its annual Halloween festival. The town seems to be a typical, charming small town until strange incidents start happening. A boy almost drowns in an apple barrel, and then several kids are attacked by crows. A peculiar woman named Missy Claridge, who seems to be avoided by the townsfolk, tries to convince the mayor to postpone the Halloween dance but to no avail. Then the creepiest thing happens – all the kids disappear later that evening. Alexander tries not to get involved and just wants to finish his business appointments and leave the place. But now everyone is a suspect, particularly a stranger from out of town like him. Everything gets even weirder when a strange man named Ely Shrill claims to know where the children are. Missing children, ghosts from the past, a mysterious stranger, and a small town with a dark secret – October 32 by Larry Rodness has a classic paranormal appeal to it. The story has a moderate pace and is somewhat slow in some parts, but it’s grippingly told and easily evokes mental images for readers. Rodness’ prose is a breeze to read and effortlessly gives off a degree of eeriness to the story, and the plot twists that were revealed in the end were nicely done. Overall, this is a solid Halloween story.