Thursday, October 24, 2013
In the spirit of the season, I'm going to tell you about my three horror novels.
The first is Wishing Makes It So, a psychological horror novel about a very bad little girl.“When really, really bad things happen to good people.”
In an effort to make a change in a child's life, Alyse and Steven take in a four-year-old who has been thrown out of several homes prior to theirs. Because of their successful parenting of three children of their own and Steven's career as a counselor, they feel sure they can help Belinda and give her a loving home. However Belinda quickly proves to be a great challenge. She is often disobedient and trouble making, hurting the other children and vandalizing their possessions. At times she seems sweet and innocent, easily charming the unwary. Her desire to be the only child takes a deadly turn.
This book is available in trade paperback and for Kindle as well as other formats.
Reviews:5 Stars “WISHING MAKES IT SO is a deep character study that Dean Koontz would be proud to have written as the suspense grips readers from start to finish. The story line is fast-paced but filled with surprise spins as tension mounts from the moment Belinda enters the Chrestman home and never slows down until her final arrival at the house she called home for awhile. Readers who appreciate a strong tense thriller filled with real people will want to read Marilyn Meredith's superb shocker in which the roads to hell is paved with good intentions while your escort may be a beautiful little girl with a devil of a heart.”–Harriet Klausner
“Wishing Makes It So is a horror story to send chills up the spine!...Marilyn Meredith has once again delivered compelling reading! For Horror fans, Wishing Makes It So is a Chiller story! Reviewed By: Dakota Wind Rolling Seas Reviews
"Wishing Makes It So" by Marilyn Meredith is a powerful story about a little girl who's amoral, and the hideous acts she commits to get what she wants. No adult ever wants to believe a child is evil for the sake of evilness, but other children always seem to know well in advance what kind of monster lurks beneath good looks, moderate behavior, and a cherub smile... I rate Wishing Makes It So five stars.-- Lillian Cauldwell
WISHING MAKES IT SO is classic suspense. Meredith gets right to the story with her opening line: "Warmth and love were but a wisp of a memory to the toddler.".....Belinda enchants everyone and nobody wants to believe she's responsible for events that begin to pile one upon the other. Meredith takes this tale to its terrible conclusion with turn-of-the-screw precision. –Pat Browning, author of Full Circle
AAA -Book Review
Book: Wishing Makes It So
Author: Marilyn Meredith
Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory www.hardshell.com
Genre: Suspense Thriller / Novel
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
A Future Classic Suspense Thriller
Author Marilyn Meredith has written some very good books over the years—many of which I have read prior to reading her latest suspense thriller “Wishing Makes It So”. However, this is not like any of her other creative efforts—and it is certainly her best work to date. She takes a four-year foster child with such an innocent looking persona and gives us a charming and evil little manipulative monster. The storyline involves malicious and dangerous behaviors by poor little Belinda that ruins a wonderful family whose only intentions were to give her a loving family.
Meredith is a master at using a good mix of dialogue and characterizations with her narrative, so that the plot unfolds to give the reader a great psychological horror story. The story is fresh and alive and will grab the readers fullest attention—not allowing them to walk away form the book until they have devoured the last pages to find out what conclusion awaits them. It is a page burner that readers will find unnerving but very much entertaining. This will become a classic novel of its genre someday, once others in the media discover this hidden gem as I have!
The American Authors Association (AAA) gives this book a FIVE STAR rating and a recommendation to buy and read this book!
(I truly enjoyed writing this book and enlisted the aid of my grandchildren to tell me bad things kids had done to them to add flavor to the tale. The rest came from my imagination.)