Thursday, April 30, 2020

Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent By Jennifer Gordon

The Blurb & The Story: 

Adam, a young alcoholic, slowly descends into madness while dealing with the psychological scars of childhood trauma which are reawakened when his son and wife die in a car accident that he feels he is responsible for. After a failed suicide attempt, and more group meetings that he can mention. Adam hears a rumor of a Haunted Island off the coast of Maine, where “if someone wants it bad enough” they could be reunited with a lost loved one. In his desperate attempt to connect with the ghost of his four-and-a-half-year-old son, he decides to go there, to Dagger Island, desperate to apologize to or be condemned by, his young son. Adam is not sure what he deserves or even which of these he wants more. While staying in a crumbling old boarding house, he becomes involved with a beautiful and manipulative ghost who has spent 60 years tormenting the now elderly man who was her lover, and ultimately her murderer. The three of them create a “Menage-a-Guilt" as they all come to terms with what it is that ties them so emotionally to their memories and their very “existence”.Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent is a poetic fever dream of grief, love, and the terrifying ways that obsession can change who we are. Jennifer Anne Gordon is a professional ballroom dancer by day and a curly-haired neurotic writer by night. She is an actor, a traveler, a photographer, a lover of horror, and a dog mom. Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent is her debut novel.

My Take: 

Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent is the debut novel written by the author Jennifer Gordon. After reading this book I was not only impressed but it also made me feel all the emotions of the character that the author has expressed.

This book is filled with hope, grief, loss,  struggle, ghosts, love, and I have never read any book close to similar to this. A very unique and soulful story. The author Jennifer Gordon has described the characters by keeping in mind their loss and grief which is very impressive. All the characters are unique and have their own backstory that will make you emotional and you will find yourself lost in the book. 

The Story starts with a paranormal scene that ends with a suspense and continuous with the character Adams's life where he is struggling with Alcohisim and grief, the grief for the loss of his wife and only son. Similarly, the author has created the story-line with different characters' perspectives and giving us a detailed insider of their life & emotions.  

The book is written in easy to read English along with a twist of suspense that will keep you interested in the book. Even though the book contains paranormal scenes and characters, at any point of time I didn't feel creepy, I strongly felt more interested in reading the book. 

The main highlight of the book that I personally liked is the storyline of each character, I liked the belief of people having hope, and most of all no matter what you face in life you are not alone there are always others who will be there with their own grief and loss. And the way the author Jennifer Gordon has described emotions are soulful.  

Overall a fantastic book with suspense paranormal not scary but Goshty and unique book that will keep you interested till the end. So click here and read now the book Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent written by Jennifer Gordon.

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