Don’t look back, Agnes

With bonus short story In This House

Fiction - Horror
106 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2012
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Author Biography

Kathryn Meyer Griffith...
Since childhood I’ve 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, over forty years ago now, 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-four 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.

My books (Damnation Books/Eternal Press): Evil Stalks the Night; The Heart of the Rose; Blood Forge; Vampire Blood; The Last Vampire; Witches; The Nameless One short story; The Calling; Scraps of Paper; All Things Slip Away; Egyptian Heart; Winter's Journey; The Ice Bridge; Don't Look Back, Agnes.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Agnes was raised in the house her father had lovingly built for her mother. Her mother insisted on keeping the house although she lived there alone now and was no longer capable of taking care of the place. With her mother in bad health she made the decision to move back home and talk her mother into selling the house so that they could move to a smaller one in town. However, things do not always go as planned. Her mother was in a nursing facility and may never come home again. She and the cat Patches would have to stay in the house alone for now. Agnes was frightened of the woods behind the house. The woods held bad memories for it was there that several teens were murdered. Agnes was sure that the killer was still alive. Was her mother hallucinating about the dead bodies in the woods? Or did she know something no one else did? As an added bonus Griffith offers the readers a short short story titled 'In This House'. I found it very enjoyable.

I read this book right before bedtime and decided I was too scared to go to sleep. Author Kathryn Meyer Griffith allows her story to tell itself without hype or the use of gimmicks. The tale slowly builds the atmosphere of fear. There are several characters who are creepy and possible suspects but none more than Herb. Then there is Mitch who’d been having dreams that she was in grave danger. Griffith skillfully draws on the supernatural in this tomb but she does so in a delicate way. If she is this good with a short story I’d love to see what she can do with a full length story.

Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Thank you Anne and Readers Favorite for the lovely review! Even after writing for over forty years (and having published 14 novels, 1 novella and 7 short stories) I LOVE getting such good feedback. You've made my day. Warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net