A Voice in the Night

Fiction - Suspense
46 Pages
Reviewed on 08/18/2013
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Brian Bradshaw, Josh Joplin, and Thomas Templeton –- a somewhat eclectic group of friends -- are camping at the Blackstone Cabin. One rainy night, Brian, who is sleeping on the sofa downstairs, is rudely disturbed by furious knocks on the door. A mysterious stranger frantically asks to be let into the cabin. Should he comply? A few days before, a stranger in a black suit kept appearing wherever Brian’s family was. Could he be the person who is knocking on the cabin’s door? A Voice in the Night is a suspense thriller by Ernestine Dail.

I really love how Chapter One starts off. “Dark, rainy and ominous was the night”; this sentence is the opening epitome for this short but gripping suspense thriller. The prose is a mixture of literary, classic tone, and simplicity. Ernestine Dail clearly knows how to adequately change the tone of the writing as the story progresses. Flashbacks are clearly written which I appreciate very much –- sometimes writers lose control of this aspect and readers can be confused with the timeline of a story. A Voice in the Night also has a clear plot and the ending is tightly written with no flaw.

On the other hand, I wish the moral messages in the story could be a little more subtle. There are times when I feel A Voice in the Night dangerously edging towards cliches. Even so, this is only a small imperfection. Overall, a short and solid read.

By ibjoy1953 on July 23,

Really nice book for Teen and Tweens

Format: Kindle Edition
This was my first book to read by Ernestine Dail and I really enjoyed it! A Voice in the Night is a book for young readers, and it deals with issues that this age face today. Brian and Thomas were friends that came from very different backgrounds. Thomas seemed to get into a lot of trouble, and Brian was a pretty good guy. Could these two boys be friends without Brian following into Thomas' footsteps?

If you enjoy short stories, you will love this one. I enjoyed getting to know Brian and Thomas as they dealt with their sticky situations and difficult problems they had to go through. Ms. Dail created characters that are believable and realistic and you will enjoy getting to know them throughout the story. This is a book you will read at one setting. I couldn't put it down once I started reading! The author does a fantastic job of keeping the story smooth reading and interesting to keep your attention.

I really encourage young readers to read this really neat story. You are in for a real treat!!

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