Friday, February 24, 2012

For Readers: A Review of “Don’t Look Back Agnes”

Agnes doesn’t want to return home. There are too many memories and the ghosts of those memories have been waiting to snag her back. But, home is where recently widowed Agnes Michaels must return to care for her ailing mother who is also being haunted. This is the world of Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s novella “Don’t Look Back, Agnes.”

Agnes’s childhood home is surrounded by woods that hold a frightening secret.  Those woods call to her like a siren and want her to return to them and the scene of the horror she faced as a teenage girl. When she returns home, her ailing mother is haunted by the ghosts of long ago, wanting Agnes to go back to the woods.  The events like those of long ago are reoccurring and new and old friends—and strangers who hold to the shadows—want Agnes to try to remember what she has forced from her mind.  All she wants to do is escape from it. What can Agnes do? 

Griffith has written a fun and cozy spooky paranormal romance novella that will keep you wanting to turn the pages.  Her characters are rich and weave a haunting ghost story of fear, love, and survival. She deftly weaves the story of a woman who wants nothing more than to forget her past and run away from it forever, but Agnes is trapped.  Agnes' mind cringes from the pain of the past—and whose wouldn’t when she was the only one to survive the experience.

More information about Kathryn Meyer Griffith:

Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21 and have had fourteen (nine romantic horror, one historical romance, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel and two murder mysteries) previous novels and eight short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press.

I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-three years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have two quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha and live cat Cleo, and the four of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die.
Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith:

Evil Stalks the Night (Leisure, 1984; Damnation Books, July 2012)

The Heart of the Rose (Leisure, 1985; Eternal Press Author’s Revised Edition 2010) Eternal Press Buy Link: 

Blood Forge (Leisure, 1989; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, February 2012)

Vampire Blood (Zebra, 1991; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, July 2011) 

The Last Vampire (Zebra, 1992; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition out October 2010) Damnation Books Buy Link: You Tube Book Trailer:

Witches (Zebra, 1993; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition out April 2011) Damnation Books Buy Link:

The Nameless One (short story in 1993 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011) Damnation Books Buy Link:

The Calling (Zebra, 1994; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011) Damnation Books Buy Link:

Scraps of Paper (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2003)

All Things Slip Away (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2006)

Egyptian Heart (The Wild Rose Press, 2007; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011) Eternal Press buy link:  My self-made You Tube Book Trailer: 

Winter’s Journey (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011) Eternal Press Buy Link: You Tube Book Trailer address:

The Ice Bridge (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011) Eternal Press Buy Link:   You Tube Book Trailer:

Don’t Look Back, Agnes novella and bonus short story: In This House (2008; ghostly romantic short story out; Eternal Press in January 2012)

BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons (Damnation Books 2010) 
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You Tube self-made Book trailer with original song  

The Woman in Crimson (Damnation Books 2010) 
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My Websites: (to see all my book trailers with original music by my singer/songwriter brother JS Meyer)!/profile.php?id=1019954486

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  1. THANK YOU The Writers' Lens for having me on you blog today! Author of 40 years; 14 published novels and 8 short stories and 2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS FINALIST NOMINEE for her romantic end-of-the-world horror novel THE LAST VAMPIRE-Revised Author's Edition, Kathryn Meyer Griffith

  2. Thank you for sending it to us for review. I enjoyed it a lot!

  3. Great review. The book sounds quite interesting and is going on my TBR list.