The Halloween Girl

The Halloween Girl Tommy Sullivan spent the first ten years of his life under the roof of a violent alcoholic father and an equally unstable mother His only refuge was the beauty of the young woman who lived next door

  • Title: The Halloween Girl
  • Author: JeffO'Brien
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Tommy Sullivan spent the first ten years of his life under the roof of a violent, alcoholic father and an equally unstable mother His only refuge was the beauty of the young woman who lived next door Cassie The Halloween Girl, whom Tommy could swear he had some mysterious, unnatural connection with From his window he d admire her dark beauty, but his prying eyes showedTommy Sullivan spent the first ten years of his life under the roof of a violent, alcoholic father and an equally unstable mother His only refuge was the beauty of the young woman who lived next door Cassie The Halloween Girl, whom Tommy could swear he had some mysterious, unnatural connection with From his window he d admire her dark beauty, but his prying eyes showed him too much, and left him forever a marked man.Twenty four years later, Tommy finds himself relocated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but unable to shake the ghosts of his past, such as his dead parents, the shadowy red eyed man, the woman in white, and the burning desire to know whatever became of Cassie, and why she had left him such a cryptic note the day Tommy was taken away from his home Look into the shadows, Tommy.I ll be there Cassie The road to answers starts with a visit from a stranger, and continues with the ghosts of Tommy s past coming out from the woodwork Only this time, they re no longer just in his head.

    One thought on “The Halloween Girl”

    1. A very different take from O'Brien. THE HALLOWEEN GIRL is not a funny read. If you think you know the author, let this haunting tale add dimension to your thinking. 

    2. Before Jeff O'Brien finished this book he had a bit of a problem finishing the book. I offered a little advice to him, and soon, he was able to finish the book. The advice was simply to detach. What does that mean? It means that this writer is close his work. So close that it is an extension of himself. He crafts each word with a bit of himself woven within the words of each page."The road to answers starts with a visit from a stranger, and continues with the ghosts of Tommy's past coming out fr [...]

    3. As a constant reader of Jeff O'Brien, I was a bit surprised by The Halloween Girl. I had heard that it was different, that it was "serious", and to an extent, it was both of those things. Still, though, The Halloween Girl is unmistakably a Jeff O'Brien book, having all the heart, emotion, and deep themes that lie beneath the carnage in his other work I have read.This book has a nice, slow build and a rather bleak atmosphere that effectively serves the creeping sense of tension and dread. I love [...]

    4. As a Halloween season aficionado, I've picked up just about every book set at that time. This one was, honestly, just okay. There were some good ideas, but much of it seemed inspired by better, stronger novels. The prose was full of common editing errors and minor malapropisms, though those were infrequent enough to be overlooked. If you're a Halloween junkie, pick this one up. If not, maybe try Gary Braunbeck's "In Silent Graves" instead.

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