Today I’m reviewing The Witch Board, a paranormal mystery and book one in the Penny Lane series.
How far would you go to contact loved ones on the other side?
After the tragic death of a friend, a group of teens try to communicate with her by using a Ouija board. They soon discover that they are not in contact with her. As the Ouija board moves on its own, they accidentally release an evil spirit, a spirit that wants all of them dead. To keep themselves alive, they must find a way to send this spirit back to where it came from. One by one they start experiencing paranormal activity so they go and talk to Penny Lane, a local clairvoyant, for help.
Penny tells them that some things aren’t meant to be played with, especially the ‘other side.’
Can she do something to prevent this entity from taking their lives?
This is the first novel in the spooky Penny Lane, Paranormal Investigator series.
If you are into the paranormal and like the unknown, take a journey with Penny Lane and join in her adventures where good fights evil.
Buy The Witch Board today and watch an ordinary young woman battle with the powers of evil.
As the blurb says, the story revolves around a group of teenage friends, who lose a friend to tragic circumstances and end up using a Ouija board to try to contact her. Although they believe the spirit that comes through to be their friend it’s actually something more sinister. Something that tells them some of them will die…..
We also meet Penny, a local clairvoyant, who advises them on what they should do. But can they survive?
I enjoyed the overall storyline, which was seriously spooky. Parts of the story reminded me of Final Destination – if you’ve ever seen the film……quite shocking! I don’t want to say too much else about the plot because I don’t want to ruin the story for you!
The beginnings of some of the chapters were a little confusing as time seemed to have moved on (a few months/years). And although it was referenced a bit further down I think it would be nice to put some sort of timeline as a subheading to the chapter. This would make it a bit clearer for the reader.
I also feel like it would have been nice to get to know the characters a little more. However, I do understand that this is a short story so there isn’t much room for a lot of description. There were also a few characters that were referenced but didn’t seem to play a big part in the story. This makes me wonder if they will play a part in a future books.
Finally, I would have liked to get to know Penny a bit more as the series will revolve around her, although this may be in the plan for the future books in the series (I hope so!).
Overall as I say, I enjoyed the story and the plot and definitely want to read the rest of the books in the series. There are a couple of aspects that I feel could be improved for readers of future books, but this shouldn’t put you off reading The Witch Board! It was an easy, enjoyable and spooky read!
about the author….
DAVID J COOPER has been a manager, training coordinator, care officer, English teacher and director of an English school in Mexico. He has stroked a crocodile in Africa, met a Hollywood legend, eaten grasshoppers and seen a ghost.
Over the years, he has fought many battles but no one has ever broken his soul. With every obstacle that he has to face, he becomes stronger, wiser and more courageous.
Originally from England, he now lives in a small town in Mexico with his three dogs: Chula, Sooty and Benji.
His own personal paranormal experiences inspired him to write a six part series about a female paranormal investigator.
He has also written other books which are all available on Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords.
He is recognised in the Best Poems and Poets 2012 for his one and only poem God’s Garden.
You can find out more about David and his work at: http://davidjcooperauthorblog.wordpress.com
Thank you so much for David for providing me with a copy of his book in return for an honest review!
Have you read this? Let me know what you think!