The Death Mask by Tom Raimbault

Length: 183 pages
Genre: Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Supernatural

Synopsis: The official blurb is:
“Young and beautiful Amber had a simple wish; she only wanted to meet her soul mate, fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. Lucky for Amber, she has a special gift which makes everything she wishes for come true.

But having this dream come true was tagged with a price. Her husband, Michael, had a death mask made of his late wife, Linsey. It was developed into a statue head, painted to replicate Linsey’s coloring and included her long, beautiful hair. Now a mystical relic that grants Michael and his disabled daughter, Paulette, the power of clairvoyance, the thing torments Amber throughout the years of her marriage.

But maybe Linsey has good reason. Maybe her family needs to be warned of the dangerous newcomer, Amber.”

Cover Art: After reading the blurb, it made me wonder if the cover is supposed to represent Linsey’s death mask. Or is it Amber? I like thinking that it’s Linsey. Makes the story seem spookier. I also like that it is a simple cover.

My Thoughts: When I read the blurb, I thought ‘here is a spooky, creepy book that will send chills up my arms!’ It has all the right ingredients to be spooky: deceased wife, new wife, death mask, clairvoyance, Amber’s gift… In addition, it got me humming the Addams Family theme song (BONUS!).

I read the first five or six chapters, but it was a struggle. The author’s writing style is just not one I get into. There is absolutely nothing wrong with his style so don’t let me deter you from checking out this book.

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