Goldfields

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Goldfields: A Ghost Story

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...An excellent and chilling short story for lovers of ghost stories and quiet horror. ...

Alice, the innkeeper’s daughter, is the only person to see Ivy, the ghost at the inn.

This is a short, haunting, story about friendship, lies, betrayal and a mystery that holds the reader until the last page. The writing style is literary, painting vivid pictures of the bar, the town and the town’s history, with each word.

It is hard to say what makes this good without spoiling it for the reader, it being one of those stories where the journey is as enjoyable as the ending. Lovers of traditional ghost stories, M.R.James, and the classics, will almost certainly enjoy this, which is a very definite spiritual successor with a modern and chilling touch.

Rating: 4
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Discussion

rz3300 (21 August 2016)
Well I think that ghost stories rank pretty low on my list of creepy story genres, but I do love them all so I am more than willing to give this one a shot. Anytime I can get the review of a "chilling tale" you can usually count me in. I can honestly say that I am not sure what quiet horror is all about, I am pretty sure I can guess, but maybe I am in for a treat. Thanks for sharing.

Tregaron (21 August 2016)
I've just caught up with this one, and I can't say what makes it great without spoiling it. However it really is great. Fatal Attraction with ghosts, perhaps?

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