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    Here are some reviews for my novella, Torment


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    I read this book in one sitting, because I didn t have a choice it gripped me from the beginning and wouldn t let me go.Greg Chapman tackles the subject of demons, hauntings and evil with vividness and with an increasing sense of unease Torment follows the story of Jessica Newman, a woman who lost her mother when she was a child during an exorcism Jessica travels back to her family home to uncover the truth behind her mother s death and...


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    In 1984, Deacon Douglas Mackinnon performs an exorcism on his wife she dies in the process Police believe it s a case of cold blooded murder, and Mackinnon s young daughter, Jessica, is left traumatized.25 Years later, Jessica travels to Scotland with her husband and son when they learn of her father s passing They ve been called to assess the Deacon s mansion and decide if they want to sell it Of course things quickly go wrong when Jessica decides it d be a good idea to spend the night at the house her son is haunted the first night, he...


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    Published by Damnation Books, Torment is a first time novella by Australian author and AWHA member Greg Chapman.The StoryAs a young child, Jessica witnesses the murder of her mother at the hands of her devout father in an exorcism gone wrong He escapes prosecution and returns to his native Scotland and Jessica is left in the hands of relatives.Fast forward 25 years and Jessica, in an attempt to lay to rest her childhood demons, travels to Scotland to settle her father s estate Jessica must come to to terms with the monster she pictures juxtaposed against a devout and kindly gentlemen the village people saw her father as What awaits Jessica,however, is a test of faith, as her family s lives and her own sanity is put on the line.What I likedChapman makes good use of flashbacks to the days after the death of her mother in order to quickly generate empathy for the protagonist and to set the tone for the rest of the piece We are led to believe that her father was a madman, unable to handle his wife s mental illness.I also liked the scene where her son, alone in one of the rooms in the mansion, is contacted by an entity through his iPod This was the only part in the book that I began to get a slight chill Perhaps it s to do with the use of the modern technical by the spirit world, the invasion of our safe, ordered, structured world in such a subtle way that gave me a shiver.Some slight annoyancesPerhaps I have watched to...


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    A great horror novella by Greg Chapman is Torment Jessica Newman has just found out that she has inherited her father s Scottish Mansion She leaves America with her son and husband to Scotland in hopes of selling the mansion and putting her past behind her once and for all Her father was a Catholic Deacon and when Sarah was young he was found guilty of killing her mother while performing an exorcism on her Going to Scotland brings back some haunting memories for Sarah and in the basement of the mansion lies something evil that will change everything that Sarah believes.Torment is a tale of good versus evil, coming to terms with the past, conquering your fears and having faith Sarah is a woman who lives in fear and relies on her husband for everything, she has had some horrible things happen to her and has lost her faith I enjoyed how Sarah changes in the story and I also liked how her son goes from a kid with a bad atti...


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    This book is brilliant The author captured the essence of murder through a child s eyes to the grief, anger, hurt and resentment manifested when carried through as an adult unresolved The inter play between the argument of mental illness or demonic posession is superbly done, leaving the reader in a state of subjective ambiguity and suspense throughout the book The description of mental illness, hidden carefully in conversations and descriptions of actions is very well researched and portrayed in its purest form, not stereotypical form, which really enriches the book and makes you grip onto each word to try to discover if your suspicions are correct.I love how the central characters are very real and as a woman, I can really identify with the main character as a child and as an adult.The horror suspense aspects of the book, were pretty scary to say the...


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    Jessica Newman returns to the derelict Scottish mansion where she spent her early years to sort out her late father s estate She is forced to confront the legacy of her mother s death during an exorcism ritual, and what role her father might have played in it But what she finds in the house, in its basement, is horrifying than she could ever expect, and may claim her as well.Greg Chapman tells a gripping story that starts out slow and creepy while introducing and fleshing out the characters It then grows violent and intense, with several bloody, visceral passages that are all the gripping due to the care taken early on with the character development There are a number of movies and books that I wish would take such care It s...


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    This book grabs you by the throat from the first sentence and compels the reader to keep reading until the end scary haunting wrenching horror stories are few and far between, but Greg Chapman is going to change that but beware youll need to leave the lights on.


  9. says:

    I enjoyed it from start to finish Really had me wanting to know what next Intriguing read


  10. says:

    Good story, not great Needed to be longer, fleshed out.


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Torment Jessica Newman S Tragic Childhood Has Come Back To Haunt Her Her Father, A Catholic Deacon She Hasn T Seen Since He Was Found Not Guilty Of Her Mother S Death During An Exorcism Ritual, Has Turned Up Dead In Scotland, With A Wound To The Head.Forced To Take Her Family To Scotland And Deal With Her Father S Estate A Derelict Mansion In The Grampian Ranges Jessica Begins To Question Her Mother S Death And What Role Her Father Played In It.The House And Its Dark Basement Could Provide Answers Than She Bargained For.