I purchased this book (mobi format).
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)
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.
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|File size:||127 pages
“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.”
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.
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|POV||First person – past tense|
|Violence||😳 (one blow, several mentions, some detail)|
|Sexual content|| (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.
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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. 🙂