Wednesday, March 5, 2014

First Chapter Review of Lies by Oliver Dahl

I downloaded a free sample of Oliver Dahl's Lies using this link. This is an historical novel centered around the Salem Witch Trials.

BLURB:  Ann Putnam Jr., one of the leading accusers during the Salem Witch Trials (1692) knows that something is wrong. After a horrifying encounter with Tituba, her friends were cursed. Miraculously untouched by the effects of the witch, Ann acts bewitched as well, in an attempt to accuse and hang her friends' torturers. This tragic experience of guilt, abuse, power, and love gives a first-person view into the spine-chilling months where neighbor turned on neighbor at the word of a little girl.

COVER: Simple, yet elegant, this cover captures the horror and fear surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. Superb cover.

FIRST CHAPTER: On a snowy January Sunday, Ann anxiously walks to the house of Betty Parris to see something "amazing." She cannot, however, put aside her trepidation, which quickly turns to fear as she and her friends encounter Tituba.

KEEP READING: Definitely. That is a 100% yes. Dahl's keen eye for detail, masterful way of creating suspense, and the horrifying events that unfold in a back room of the Parris house, set the stage for an engrossing, spooky tale drawn from historical events that occurred in colonial Massachusetts. If Dahl can write this well at the age of 16, I can't wait to experience what he'll be writing a decade from now.

Lies will be released on March 11th. Don't miss it!

This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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