1862

Adult
Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
Finalist in the 2019-20 Australasian Horror Awards.

Love meets madness on a 19th century frontier.

He’s sent to investigate the wreck of a mysterious expedition ship off the wild coast of New Zealand. But the locals are strange, and the explorers driven insane. One hope he still holds dear, a long-dreamed reunion with the final survivor, yet that connection proves the most twisted of all. More
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About C J Halbard

C. J. Halbard lives in Wellington, New Zealand, in a wooden house surrounded by hills and sky.

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The unforgettably twisted story of love and madness on a 19th century frontier.

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Reviews of 1862 by C J Halbard

ASA4 reviewed on May 3, 2022

New Zealand is the setting and 19th century is the time period (clue in the title). An insurance claims investigator is checking on a ship wreck and the fate of its crew but he has another agenda, which is slowly revealed. This is a horror story, of sorts, and is very well written; there are literary merits to the writing and a story to be told. I recommend this short volume and I will be following my reading of it with others in this series. Well done, C.J. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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