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A Soul To Steal (A Paranormal Mystery-Thriller-Romance) (edició 2011)

de Rob Blackwell

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GET LOST IN THE SANHEIM CHRONICLESA Celtic legend and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" collide in The Sanheim Chronicles, a trilogy that deftly combines urban fantasy, mystery, and suspense. Book One, A Soul to Steal: "When I first downloaded 'A Soul to Steal' I had no idea I would get sucked into a series that would fire my imagination and twist mythologies so thoroughly." Book Two: Band of Demons, has earned rave reviews for its "plot twists that will leave you gasping for air." Book Three: Give the Devil His Due has been called "a stellar conclusion to one of the best trilogies I've ever read... I'm still reeling from the ending." "I am happy to cheer Mr. Blackwell on as he draws us into his supernatural thriller, The Sanheim Chronicles." -- Mark Metcalf, Actor (The Master, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)MORE ABOUT A SOUL TO STEAL: THE SANHEIM CHRONICLES, BOOK ONE:"With the combination of an ancient Celtic myth and the legend of the Headless Horseman, Blackwell's story is a leave-the-light-on kind of page turner... If you like suspenseful thrillers, check out A Soul to Steal."--Indie Reader [Featured on USA Today Books]A serial killer on the loose, two reporters in his sights, and a legendary ghost haunting the town...Lord Halloween, a vicious murderer who targeted Loudoun County, Va., twelve years ago, has returned. Quinn and Kate, two community journalists, race to uncover his identity before a promised bloodbath on Halloween. But to stop him, they may unleash a far darker threat -- and pay an unimaginable price.A Soul to Steal has been featured on USA Today and praised by book bloggers and readers alike for its thrilling combination of urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.See What Critics Are Saying:"Blackwell has woven a Celtic myth, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and a serial killer's rampage into a great novel... When everything came together and all the pieces finally fell into place I was completely shocked. The ending was fantastic."--Vanessa The Jeep Diva [Book Blog]"You have the paranormal, murder, mystery/thriller, suspense and a little romance all rolled into one great read... Everything comes together incredibly well at the end. The ending of this book was amazing. I highly recommend this book."--Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Lovers [Book Blog]"This is one of those novels that manages to blend many different genres into a satisfying read. This is predominately a supernatural thriller, but Blackwell also manages to have a romantic narrative in the story as well which doesn't feel forced or false."--Ginger Nuts of Horror [Book Blog]… (més)
Membre:Cathy_Keaton
Títol:A Soul To Steal (A Paranormal Mystery-Thriller-Romance)
Autors:Rob Blackwell
Informació:Rob Blackwell (2011), Edition: 1, Kindle Edition
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Valoració:****1/2
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I thought this book started off a little bit slow. Not bad, just slow. But once Kate and Quinn get together, the pace picks up. This is a book about the hunt for a serial killer, Lord Halloween, but there is also a supernatural element to it. People are seeing the apparition of the Headless Horseman. Is there a connection? Who knows.

I was reading this on my kindle, and at the 57% mark, I suddenly knew what would happen at the end. But what I didn't know was who Lord Halloween would turn out to be. So, a little bit predictable, but with some surprises too. The ending definitely leaves room for a sequel. I would like to see Kate and Quinn's relationship progress. They were both likable characters. Overall this book was interesting and exciting, and it held my interest throughout. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
I read this for the Modern Masters of Horror square for Halloween Bingo

Today is the first day of October. By the end of it, five women, five men and five children will be rotting in the ground. You cannot stop me, just as you cannot stop change. I am night. I am cold. I am flesh rendered and torn. I am steel. I am the harbinger of fail: I am death. You can call me Lord Halloween.

Borrowing heavily from the Headless Horseman legend and adding some Jack the Ripper and Freddy Kruger elements, this definitely had a nice Halloween feel to it. Our heroine Kate finds herself having dreams where she is being chased by a headless horseman and her mother is trying to warn and help her. When Kate was little her mother was murdered by Lord Halloween and he always told her he would come back for her. Unable to ignore her dreams Kate goes back to her hometown to try and solve the Lord Halloween mystery.

Quinn works at the local paper and immediately is drawn to the new reporter Kate. He's also been having dreams about a headless horseman chasing him. Coincidence? I think not! What follows is a murder mystery involving a Lord Halloween who writes letters to reporters describing his murders and wanting them printed so he can get the respect he thinks he deserves for everyone celebrating his holiday. There is also a paranormal mystery with the headless horseman chasing Quinn and Kate in their dreams and real life. There is a sizable cast of characters that work to keep you guessing as to who the murderer/s is/are and how Kate and Quinn tie in to it all.

I think adding the paranormal aspect overly complicated matters and gave the story a looser feeling; I couldn't follow along with it. The graphic and at times creepy letters from Lord Halloween were adequate enough to provide some spook factor. This looks to be a continuing series and I imagine the paranormal storyline and connection Quinn and Kate have will be continued on and maybe flushed out a bit better.

The writing was overall good but like I said, the murder and paranormal plot lines had a tendency to get a bit loose. A great October read though to get you in the Halloween mood.

We are night. We are October. We are flesh rendered and torn. We are the rider that was promised long ago, the harbinger of fall: We are death, riding on a black horse. You can call us the Prince of Sanheim. ( )
  WhiskeyintheJar | Feb 14, 2019 |
read, series, serial killer, small town ( )
  grammarchick | Oct 25, 2016 |
4.5./5
At some point I was reading this book very late at night in my kitchen, and I got really spooked, started imagining noises and movements and decided I'd better call it a night... The moral of the story - don't read it late at night unless you want to get spooked.

It's such a great mix of thriller where two journalists Quinn and Kate investigate a serial killer in their small town and get targeted by him; and paranormal horror story where aforementioned journalists have to deal not only with the killer, but with the legend of Sleepy Hollow and a fascinating Celtic myth about Princes of Sanheim....

Loved the story! And there is a lot to it too. Serial killer's creepy letters to a journalist from 12 years ago when he went on his first killing spree... Quinn's nightmares of headless rider... Kate's past... Spooky Tarot reading... I was shivering with delight.

It was also interesting to explore how debilitating fear can be and how people react to it with fight or flight, how fear freezes you to the spot when you know you have to hurry and get away from the killer.

I'm vague on purpose, peeps. I don't want to give you any spoilers. I just want you to read this book. It's really really good. I couldn't guess the identity of the killer until the very end, and I bet you wouldn't be able too :) ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
A Soul to Steal (The Sanheim Chronicles) is the debut novel of author Rob Blackwell. The book starts well with good dialogue and interesting characters. I found our protagonist, Quinn, to be quite sympathetic.

This easy-to-read story is a mixed-genre creation and incorporates mystery, horror, paranormal and romantic elements.

The author is adept at maintaining a feeling of creepy suspense and a good pace throughout. To this end, his use of the October 31 timeline device is very effective. The plot kept my interest, especially while our couple, Quinn and Kate, are on the run. The romantic sections are well written and not overly sappy or graphic.

At first, I found the introduction of the supernatural elements a bit jarring in their implausibility, but I gradually accepted them as the story progressed.

At the end, I wondered whether combining all these genre elements together was really necessary. It kind of seemed a little like stringing together a bunch of good ideas that each could have stood on their own. In any event, it’s Mr. Blackwell’s story and he does tell it well.

A great start for this author. I rate it 3.5 stars. ( )
  Zumbanista | Jul 5, 2012 |
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GET LOST IN THE SANHEIM CHRONICLESA Celtic legend and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" collide in The Sanheim Chronicles, a trilogy that deftly combines urban fantasy, mystery, and suspense. Book One, A Soul to Steal: "When I first downloaded 'A Soul to Steal' I had no idea I would get sucked into a series that would fire my imagination and twist mythologies so thoroughly." Book Two: Band of Demons, has earned rave reviews for its "plot twists that will leave you gasping for air." Book Three: Give the Devil His Due has been called "a stellar conclusion to one of the best trilogies I've ever read... I'm still reeling from the ending." "I am happy to cheer Mr. Blackwell on as he draws us into his supernatural thriller, The Sanheim Chronicles." -- Mark Metcalf, Actor (The Master, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)MORE ABOUT A SOUL TO STEAL: THE SANHEIM CHRONICLES, BOOK ONE:"With the combination of an ancient Celtic myth and the legend of the Headless Horseman, Blackwell's story is a leave-the-light-on kind of page turner... If you like suspenseful thrillers, check out A Soul to Steal."--Indie Reader [Featured on USA Today Books]A serial killer on the loose, two reporters in his sights, and a legendary ghost haunting the town...Lord Halloween, a vicious murderer who targeted Loudoun County, Va., twelve years ago, has returned. Quinn and Kate, two community journalists, race to uncover his identity before a promised bloodbath on Halloween. But to stop him, they may unleash a far darker threat -- and pay an unimaginable price.A Soul to Steal has been featured on USA Today and praised by book bloggers and readers alike for its thrilling combination of urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.See What Critics Are Saying:"Blackwell has woven a Celtic myth, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and a serial killer's rampage into a great novel... When everything came together and all the pieces finally fell into place I was completely shocked. The ending was fantastic."--Vanessa The Jeep Diva [Book Blog]"You have the paranormal, murder, mystery/thriller, suspense and a little romance all rolled into one great read... Everything comes together incredibly well at the end. The ending of this book was amazing. I highly recommend this book."--Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Lovers [Book Blog]"This is one of those novels that manages to blend many different genres into a satisfying read. This is predominately a supernatural thriller, but Blackwell also manages to have a romantic narrative in the story as well which doesn't feel forced or false."--Ginger Nuts of Horror [Book Blog]

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