Book Review 51: Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance

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Book Review 51: Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance


Author: Sarah Ballance
Published on: July 19th 2011
Pages: 44
Genres: anthologies and short stories, mystery, paranormal, romance
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My Rating: Thumbs Down

My Rating: Thumbs Down




I’m going to cut right to the chase, I was not a fan of Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance. Right from the first scene something did not sit right with me. Everything seemed slightly off, out of focus and didn’t seem to quite fit together. The way the scenes jumped around the Hawthorne property made my head spin. I started to question what was going on and what was happening. There may have been too much going on; too many backstories that needed to come together to make the ending really work and create the desired suspense. In the end, Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance received a thumbs down.

Recommendation: Hopefully this doesn’t give too much away, Supernatural has an excellent episode that plays on the similar themes as Hawthorne. Watch Episode 16 in Season 2 titled “Roadkill.”


2 responses to “Book Review 51: Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance

    • I believe I got it free from Amazon earlier this year. Sometimes I take little breaks from full-length novels and read a novella or short story. Some of them have been quite good. This one…not so much.

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