Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review: Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan

Title: Drowned Sorrow
Author: Vanessa Morgan
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Llumina Press (December 2, 2008)

★ ★ ★ ★   

My thoughts:

Have you watched The Village, a 2004-movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan? While I was reading Drowned Sorrow, I kept comparing it to the movie. There's something not right in Moonlight Creek but I couldn't figure it out. In the movie The Village, the Elders told the young villagers that they cannot leave the village because there are creatures inhabiting beyond the woods and these creatures will kill them once they step into the woods. This book was similar to the storyline of that movie, the people living in Moonlight Creek cannot leave their town because they're afraid they won't survive once they go outside the town.

I couldn't stop once I started reading this and that was almost midnight! It was not really that scary so I don't consider this as a horror book but it was the suspense in the story that made the book great!

I liked the book's ending, it was a complete surprise! I have never guessed that while reading the book. If you are looking for a great suspense story, you might want to buy a copy of this and you will not be disappointed with it.


"Megan Blackwood has just lost her son in a terrible accident. Now she has come to Moonlight Creek with her teenage daughter Jenna, hoping that a change of scenery might help to put her life back together. But something odd is happening in Moonlight Creek. Beneath the lake's surface, an eerie presence watches... and waits... Waits to reveal a tragic past drowned in mystery and fear. One that doesn't bode well for visitors. By the time Megan realizes that her daughter's life is in danger. It might already be too late."

About the author:


Vanessa Morgan is the author of the horror books Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside. Both  stories are currently being turned into movies. She loves animals, movies, books, tea, spicy food, city trips, languages (she speaks Dutch, French, English and Spanish) and her cat Avalon. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Vanessa Morgan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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