Published by DevilDog Press on October 16, 2015
Genres: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller
Source: Received as a gift
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On July 8th 1987, in Long Branch, New Jersey, The Haunted House Pier and Murphy's Law club fires destroyed not only local landmarks, but everything Manny Santiago found dear.
And it isn't over.
The entity responsible for killing Manny's family and wreaking devastation in the small seaside community has reappeared. Again. As it has every year since. And is growing in power.
Every July 8th it returns, as survivors of the fires, including Manny, are mysteriously led back to the now-vacant seaside lot on Chelsea Avenue, where the entity intends to finish what it started in 1987 once and for all.
Chelsea Avenue by Armand Rosamilia is thriller with some paranormal roots. Focused on a certain location with a mighty entity, who happened to have some serious sibling rivalry issues, Rosamilia takes you on a unique journey into the dark side.
Chelsea Avenue is an entertaining read. I love horror and thrillers, especially when a paranormal aspect is mingled in. The point-of-views bounced around to different characters, all of whom survived a building fire at the club Murphy’s Law in 1987. Rosamilia does a great job tying everything together and the ending was a lot of fun and pleasantly disturbing.
The only downside for me was I never felt truly connected with one character, although Manny is the focal point of the book. Variating point-of-views added certainly created a neat story effect, but I never felt 100% pulled into the story because of fluctuations changes. That being said, I really did enjoy Rosamilia’s writing style and the book just had that well-rounded and polished feel to it. The smooth writing was a joy to read. I am certainly going to be reading more by this author.
I rate Chelsea Avenue 3.5 out of 5 Bullets!
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I received this book as a blogger gift at The Novel Experience Event 2016.
This author is also attending Authors After Dark in Savannah, GA.