Title: The Thirteenth Chime
By: Emma Michaels
Series: Sense of Truth Book 1
Publisher: Bokheim Publishing
(August 13th, 2010)
My Copy: Ebook purchased from Barnes and Nobles
About the book:
HATRED NEVER DIES...
Destiny has finally found the life that she has always wanted. She is about to finish college, has a fiance that loves her, and a great summer on the West Coast planned with her friend, Stephanie. But her world is turned upside down when an antique clock mysteriously chimes thirteen times and someone attacks them, sending Stephanie and her mother to the hospital.
Alone, and without any help from the police, Destiny has no choice but to turn to the one man she had left behind a year ago - her ex-boyfriend, David. Together, they must solve the riddle of the thirteenth chime before the clock strikes thirteen again. Yet as they face their own past and hearts, a trap over half a century old is waiting for them to become its prey.
For revenge, fifty years is never too long...
The Thirteenth Chime is a creepy little ghost story. A easy 145 pages readers will zip through this short story with little effort. Michaels created a unique and twisted tale about a haunting grandfather clock. This clock was the perfect object for the focus of this novel. Many naturally find these items dark and mysterious, and the use of the story is effectively and intriguing. The characters of this novel are not as well rounded and detailed as I would have liked. I felt that I did not truly know or understand the characters in actions and thoughts. Thirteenth Chimes’s overall story is suspenseful and riveting that I usually expect to find in a mystery. The conclusion adds a extra twist that will promise for future additions for this story. Michaels promises a quick and entertaining read well worth your time.