Welcome to the Review Tour for VOICES by Clarissa Johal
“Sometimes the ghosts from your past…
Sometimes the ghosts from your past…are real.
Moira Flynn is arrested for attacking a door-to-door solicitor with a knife. She claims a voice told her the man was intent on assaulting her. The trouble is, she was the only one that heard that voice. Moira strikes a plea bargain and is sent to a psychiatric hospital for voluntary treatment. Dr. Richard Cassano is hesitant to treat her as schizophrenic, as she does not show the standard symptoms. As their sessions progress, Moira confesses there are two voices—and they aren’t voices in her head, but the voices of ghosts. Are they imaginary? Or are they actual spirits, attached to her for reasons of their own? As Moira’s doctor uncovers more of her past, he begins to realize that her ghosts are real. And one of them is determined to drag Moira into the afterlife with him.
If I say that they need to turn this into a B ‘horror’ flick (because those are always the best kind!) would you read this? Because you have to read this. I couldn’t put this one down! The suspense almost killed me and I got more than a few stares as I gasped aloud (I was reading while I was at work…shh). I have always loved books/movies/shows centered around mental facilities, so getting into the story was easy for me. And while I have read my fair share of poorly written ones, this one didn’t make that list. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Voices!
One of my favorite characters is Isabella, the younger of Moira’s spirits. I have nieces and nephews about her age and Johal did an amazing job at capturing that unique personality that can only be found in a 5-7 year old. I think I would have gone crazy with Isabella hanging around for years! Another of my favorites…no, my absolute favorite, is Adam! Ah! I really wish we had gotten more background for Adam…maybe a prequel featuring Adam, huh Clarissa? HUH?! Yeah, I think that’s a good idea.
I’m giving Voices 4.5 stars for its intriguing story, realistic characters and fantastic suspense.
Genre: Paranormal Psychological Suspense
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Bobbie Metevier
Published by Permuted Press May 19, 2015
About Clarissa Johal
Clarissa Johal has worked as a veterinary assistant, zoo-keeper aide and vegetarian chef. Writing has always been her passion. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing or taking photographs of gargoyles. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters and every stray animal that darkens the doorstep. One day, she expects that a wayward troll will wander into her yard, but that hasn’t happened yet.
*Member of the Author’s Guild
*Member of the Horror Writers Association
(May 2015) Permuted Press
(January 2014) Musa Publishing
(March 2015) Clarissa Johal
*Second place in the Preditors and Editors
Readers Poll 2014
*Winner of the Indie Book of the Day Award
(December 2012) Musa Publishing
(March 2015) Clarissa Johal
*Second place in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2012
(2010) Clarissa Johal
*Second round finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest 2012
Susurrus Literary Journal
A WAY OF LIFE
The Sacramento Bee Newspaper
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