The Gambler and the Castle

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In this haunting short story, Ian Hawes moves into his wife's Regency estate out in the countryside to finish his opus for the Sussex Symphony Orchestra. Despite being in the perfect setting to focus on his work, Ian finds it difficult to write. He suspects there might be more to the house than he first realised and he begins to uncover a dark secret about the house... and his wife.
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About Greg Blyth

Greg Blyth lives in Johannesburg with his wife and daughter. When he's not reading, scribbling or plotting, Greg is either rock climbing or immersed in a TV show - True Detective (Season 1), Peaky Blinders, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, House of Cards.

Authors who have inspired Greg's work the most include Stieg Larsson, Sol Stein, George R R Martin, Dennis Lehane, Jo Nesbo, Khaled Hosseini, Donna Tartt and Truman Capote.

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Review by: Rebecca Hyde Parker on Dec. 18, 2012 : (no rating)
The Gambler and the Castle is an intense and emotional short story. The author teases the reader the whole way through the book, as it is only at the end that the slightly surreal nature of the book makes sense.

The characters are well created and the descriptive scenes are well worded. Without giving too much away, the reader is left feeling sympathy for Ian, and the wretchedness of his situation, in more aspects than one.

The first scene between Ian and Mrs Walters is particularly good - intense to the point of claustrophobia, grotesque yet compelling - marvellous stuff.
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Review by: Jake Murphy on Dec. 18, 2012 :
Well written and a great story. Well done!
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