Coming Home

Rated 4.25/5 based on 5 reviews
A gripping tale told by Robert Newman who is plagued by nightmares of his childhood and believes that he must return to his old home to face the demons that haunt him. The house is now empty and in disrepair, but the memories are as fresh as they'd ever been. He journeys into the unknown to find that he can't outrun his past, and some things come back to haunt you. More
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Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Words: 2,030
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301129591
About Melissa Hopkins

I live in a small town in East Tennessee with my boyfriend of eight years, our three dogs, and a horse. I love writing, and I mainly write in the horror and supernatural genres, but I also love to write the occasional comedy. This is the first book that I've published, and I hope it's the first of many.

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Review by: Selena Faith on Oct. 27, 2012 : (no rating)
Absolutely loved it!
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Review by: Selena Faith on Oct. 27, 2012 :
Absolutely loved it!
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Review by: Marcia Carrington on Oct. 23, 2012 :
A well-written supernatural story which has a very interesting opening, and keeps the attention until the very end. It has a keen sense of foreboding atmosphere, and the main character's secret is unexpected, but handled well.
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Review by: David Blake on Oct. 06, 2012 :
I found too many short sentences in this piece, which left me feeling that I had a pressing engagement such was the unnaturally fast pace of the text in descriptions of scenes which were supposed to be more thoughtful and brooding. I also found much of the descriptive text forced and unnecessary - for example, if someone turns on their torch, do we really have to know that the person is pressing a small rubber button that stands out against smooth metal? There are times to describe things and times NOT to describe things, and good writers should know how to strike the correct balance.
Additionally, because the writer is female, I mistakenly assumed the narrator in the story was also female, because there's no indication until the very end that he's not. (I know the book description makes it clear, but I read this story on my e-reader some time after downloading it, so the preview description had long since faded from my memory - besides, a story should stand by itself).
Otherwise, a reasonable enough plot which the writer has tried hard to fill with character and atmosphere.
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Review by: A.J. Lyle on Sep. 23, 2012 :
A well-written, vivid, creepy short story. Melissa Hopkins does an excellent job of making the situation real, intense, and compelling, not to mention chilling. Loved the ending!
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