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Friday, September 16, 2011

Review of Black Diamond

Black Diamond
Black Diamond
Laura Wright
Smashwords Edition 2011
   Josie Stapleton and her family move to a small town named Sunnyside. Josie is not a real out going person and is the type the snobs love to take advantage of. She befriends a young autistic girl and she is the only one who understands. Josie finds that no matter where you move, the story is always the same. Just different faces.
   Some of the local girls decide to take advantage of Josie. She goes along for reasons of her own. They arrive at her house one evening and the four of them take a walk. Josie has various horrors in mind; but then the girls are being very casual. Josie thinks she is home free until they arrive at the Devil's Bridge. The bridge is supposed to be off limits but curiosity always wins over. The old train bridge 200 feet above the ground brings legend face to face with reality.
   This is an excellent story of small town legends being brought to life with reality. The train that used to travel the bridge closed down years ago. The owner of the train was the devil in disguise and had a reputation for taking advantage of his employees, as well as, their families. Legend has it that Lloyd Fletcher, now roams the tracts  and his train still travels. Anyone who is unfortunate enough to  connect with the train may not survive intact. This story is a bit of a cross between the twilight zone and Alfred Hitchcock.  As the Twilight Zone so infamously said, "You are traveling through another dimension-- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind."Your mind can travel in this time zone as far as your imagination can take you. Read for yourself and see where your imagination will take you.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy of her book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.
I give Black Diamond 4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. This book reminds me of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, mixed with a bit of Twilight. It sounds very brisk.

    Mac Campbell