Island of the Forbidden
“With Forest of Shadows Hunter Shea combines ancient evil, old-school horror and modern style. Highly recommended!” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of The Dragon Factory “Hunter Shea has crafted another knockout. At turns epic and intimate, both savage and elegant, Evil Eternal is a harrowing, blood-soaked nightmare.” -Jonathan Janz, author of Castle of Sorrows “A frightening romp through dark terrain. The final pages will freeze your blood.” -Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase, on Evil Eternal Sometimes, the dead are best left in peace. Jessica Backman has been called to help a strange family living on a haunted island in Charleston Harbor. Ormsby Island was the site of a brutal massacre two decades ago, and now the mysterious Harper family needs someone to exorcize the ghosts that still call it home. The phantoms of over one hundred children cannot rest. But something far more insidious is living on the island. When the living and the dead guard their true intentions, how can Jessica discover just what sort of evil lurks on Ormsby Island? And why is Jessica the only one who can plumb its dark depths?
When we first reunite with Jessica and Eddie, they are both struggling to cope with the horrors they witnessed in the Leigh household. Jessica dyes her hair shuts down fearnone.com and cuts herself off from her family while she travels the country losing herself in physical work of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Eddie is a shell of his former self. His powers are nowhere near what they once were and he develops an addiction to alcohol and drugs in order to try to hide from the scores of spirits that appear to him begging for his help. Their partnership is nonexistent after the two had a falling out over how to handle Jessica’s unique gift as an energy source.
From the opening, the book grabs your attention and sets up a completely eerie scene. A haunted mansion and a creepy island setting with spirits of the dead everywhere. Island of the Forbidden is about Jessica and her friend Eddie who have the gift of seeing and communicating with spirits/ghosts, or EB’s (Energy Beings) as they call them. Jessica’s gift is greater than that of her father who wished he could “talk” with the spirits. Eddie’s gift is great, but more of a curse to him at this point, he can’t stop seeing and hearing the dead. Jessica and Eddie are asked to help the Harper family with their home which is full of the ghosts that inhabit the island
About the book Author
Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com.
Title: Island of the Forbidden
Author: Hunter Shea
Published Date: January 6, 2015
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Format: Hardcover, Paperback
Pages: 298 pages
Reviewed by: Sarah Hopkins
Our Rating: 4.0 /5
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