Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales by Sandra Thompson #BookReview @ColoradoBrit

Cover: Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales
by Sandra Thompson


I purchased this book (mobi format).

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)

(by Amazon)

Ghosts on the Sand is the first in a series of stories about a young girl coming to terms with a frightening and unwanted gift. She sees dead people! Her first terrifying experience takes place on a warm sunny day in Blackpool and opens the floodgates to a lifetime of premonitions and visitations. Guy at the Bar is the second story in the series and portrays a disturbing encounter which takes place in a quiet village on the banks of the river Swale. Does Sheila still see dead people? Sometimes! Does Sheila still have premonitions? Too often for comfort! The writer was born and raised in County Durham and North Yorkshire and most of her stories are based on real life experiences. Her life has been far from dull, and continues its colorful path as she prepares for retirement.


Genre(s): Books
> Ghost Fiction
> Single Authors Short Stories
> in Short Stories (Books)
Series: n.a.
File size: 127 pages
Release date: 2018-10-05



“Sheila, what’s wrong? What is it?”

“This ribbon came form the little girl on the beach. She was real. It wasn’t a nightmare. It wasn’t sunstroke. Something bad happened, Mam – I’m scared.”

My Opinion

This book several paranormal short stories in various lengths.

With “Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales”, Sandra Thompson has created a remarkable collection of short stories. If you have read “Dead of July” you will recognise Sheila in some of the stories. Each story drew me in, I got very close to the respective protagonist(s). Sandra Thompson skillfully combines the normal and the paranormal, presenting a slight chill as well as great turns in each of the memorable stories. I had a great time reading this collection; these are stories to read more than once.

This is a book for you if you like suspenseful paranormal stories.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:  (decent)
Violence 😳  (one blow, several mentions, some detail)
Sexual content :mrgreen:  (mild kissing, mentions without detail)


About the author

Sandra was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in 1957. The first five years of her life were difficult because of her father who was an angry and abusive man. She would hide behind a chair, terrified as he delivered cruel beatings to her mother. They finally escaped with their lives, taking only the clothes they wore.

Sandra’s mother found work in a beautiful little village called Summerhouse, where they lived frugally, but happily for five years. In 1967 her mother re-married and they moved to North Yorkshire.

Sandra began writing at the young age of twelve and became quite the celebrity at Richmond High School for Girls where she shared her stories with her friends. She was encouraged many times to submit her short stories to magazines, but never did.

In 1977 Sandra married a British Soldier and thoroughly enjoyed the life of an Army Wife. The three years spent in Germany inspired her first novel ‘Dead of July’. Although this is a Ghost Story, it is strongly influenced by the character and humor of those people she met while living and working in Dortmund, Germany.

Sandra now lives in Colorado with her husband, and talented daughter.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about “Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales”?  Or – if you did not yet read “Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

Review:  Dead of July by Sandra Thompson

10 Statements – Sandra Thompson









10 thoughts on “Ghosts on the Sand: and other Chilling Tales by Sandra Thompson #BookReview @ColoradoBrit

  1. Karen, thank you so much for reviewing my book. Been so busy lately I didn’t even see your blog. I really appreciate it. Working hard on my sequel to Dead of July now, but life just seems to keep getting in the way.

    • Sandra, it was a pleasure, and I can profoundly relate to “life seems to keep getting in the way”. Your stories are amazing, especially the ‘snowy’ one which touched me deeply.
      I am looking forward to your sequel to ‘Dead of July’.

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