Possessed by a Shadow

Fiction - Horror
366 Pages
Reviewed on 10/29/2017
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Author Biography

Ron is a horror writer with a longtime interest and study in parapsychology and the supernatural, specifically the metaphysics of human consciousness and the monsters it sometimes creates.  He has written this 83,000 word novel, titled Possessed by a Shadow, that he has also adapted to a screenplay of the same name.  Possessed by a Shadow is a mix of romance, sexual tension, the supernatural and horror.

Ron wrote this book for those fearless horror story lovers who are typically unafraid of the unknown, even drawn to it,  not merely for the rollercoaster or voyeuristic thrill, but to challenge their courage, and who are also keen to explore new concepts, eager to plunge new depths in understanding and awareness.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite

In Possessed by a Shadow by Ron Williams, Danielle doesn't know much about her father, only that he must have been a bad man. Her mother rarely spoke of him, only that he had hurt her. At the time she was too young to understand that her conception had been the result of rape. On a visit to her uncle, her mother's brother, Danielle's life is changed forever. One minute she is telling her uncle how the other children tease her because of her unique eyes, the next he teaches her the real way to wish and something bizarre happens. She finds herself somewhere else, and something shares the  space with her. Time moves, and Death's hand is cruel to Danielle as she grows into a young woman. But as the Death card in a tarot reading revealed, it could also signify a new beginning. Danielle is on the verge of losing everything, until she find something she had never expected, an ancient fetish, hidden away out of sight, and if the book with it reads true, it could fulfil her every desire. However, everything comes at a price.

Wow, what a gripping and fantastic read. I loved the portrayal of Danielle's character, and watching her mature from child to woman was great. Ron Williams writes with incredible poise and style, bewitching the reader with a thoroughly enjoyable tale. Heartbreak, love, magic, mystery, and horror collide to form a story that is nothing short of masterful. Without a doubt, I'll be keeping an eye out for more work from this author. Prepare to be whisked away by a tale that, once it catches you in its thrall, will refuse to let you go. Out of the many books I read in a year, there are but a few which I will openly recommend, but Possessed by a Shadow gets my full recommendation. It is a must-read and a credit to the genre.

Carmen Hollis

I love reading a book that makes feel like I'm right there. This is a amazing book!