Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels

Published: August 13th 2010
Publisher: Bokheim Publishing

Summary: No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.
In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.
The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.
With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago. 
Hatred never dies.

My Review: My first thought of this book was wow, what a beautiful cover. It's mysterious and creepy and just perfect for this book. I was excited to read a book about a grandfather clock, because I love them. My grandparents have had the same grandfather clock for as long as I can remember and I just love to look at it. The look and the sound of it is beautiful, and thankfully, theirs only chimes twelve times.
Anyways, the book starts off well. Right away we are introduced to Destiny and Stephanie, who themselves are good characters with just the right amount of character development. None of the characters are overdone in The Thirteenth Chime, nor are they too complex and that makes this particular novel more enjoyable.
The Thirteenth Chime is a debut novel written by Emma Michaels. Emma, I believe, is able to make her story believable and real. She writes with just enough detail to paint a picture of the story, and I was impressed with the picture painted in my head!
I enjoyed this novel and the chilling, eerie feeling I got while reading it. The Thirteenth Chime had me turning the pages so fast and had me yearning for more. It was fun and adventurous. I would recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys solving riddles. And I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more novels from Emma Michaels in the near future. 


Emma Michaels said...

YEAY!!!!! Thank you! I am so happy that you liked it!!!!!!!!!!!! You made my night!

Emma Michaels

Krystal said...

Thanks Emma, Glad I could put in a good word for you. Can't wait to read more from you :)

Amber Griffiths said...

The eye on the cover is gorgeous! This has been on my wishlist for a while, so after reading your review I think I'll pick it up at some point :)

Amber -

Krystal said...

Neat! I hope you enjoy it.

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