Today I am helping get the word out on a new novella. It is the first part in a three part trilogy: The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. I will be sharing my review.
Some people just won’t take death lying down …
Part one of a fun-filled trilogy about life, death and letting go.
Hattie Hastings is happily married, even if husband Gary drives her up the wall at times. When tragedy strikes, she is left alone and heartbroken, with only an assortment of family and friends to prop her up.
Struggling to cope, she is left reeling when her deceased other half returns, popping up at the most inappropriate times.
Hattie can’t convince anyone that Gary has returned. Not even best friend Cat – now free from the cruel and controlling Stewart – will believe her.
Why has Gary returned? And what will Cat do when her slimy ex-husband tries to worm his way back into her affections?
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings will make you laugh, cry and count down until Part Two …
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One
Author: Audrey Davis
Published: November 24, 2017
90 pages in Kindle
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: November 20-23, 2017
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Hattie’s husband Gary tragically dies. Hattie doesn’t really know what to do next then Gary reappears as a ghost…. Without warning…. And he keeps reappearing… He can’t control this…He has interesting timing in his appearances….
This is the part one in a trilogy of novellas. After finishing this first part I am looking forward to reading part two. I want to see where this story goes next. You can’t help but like these characters. This is a comedy that is filled with great one liners. I won’t say what he said but Gary mentions the first thing he noticed about Hattie since his death and well…. Just read this!
The only ‘negative’ I can say is that just when The Haunting of Hattie Hastings really gets going you have that cliff hanger. I NEED the second part now! If you download this, be prepared! You’ll want the second and I’m guessing the third parts to read all at once.
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings is recommended.
About the Author:
Scottish-born Audrey studied journalism in Edinburgh more decades ago than she cares to admit. She cut her writing teeth on provincial newspapers (using a typewriter) and a London-based video magazine (another sign of her advanced years).
Engagement to her now-husband Bill took them to Singapore, Australia and Buckinghamshire, England, before they settled in Switzerland in 2002. Along the way they had two boys, both all grown-up and living in the UK.
Her journey to becoming a published author began with an online Writing Fiction course. It took well over a year but, in June 2017, Audrey published her debut romantic comedy novel, A Clean Sweep. It was quickly followed by a shorter and darker prequel, A Clean Break.
The idea for The Haunting of Hattie Hastings came from nowhere, just a random title that popped into her head and from there grew into Part One of a trilogy. It comes under the same genre, but has some poignant scenes and – hopefully – lots of laughs! Audrey admits to being a worrier, and has always used humour as a defence mechanism, as her friends will attest.
When Audrey isn’t writing, she loves shows like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Strictly Come Dancing (a strange mix, she knows). Her interests include cooking (and eating pretty much anything apart from oysters), travelling and going to the gym. OK, the last one is mainly to compensate for her passion for food!
Audrey would describe herself as a ‘pantser’ rather than a ‘planner’, preferring to run where a story takes her and scribble copious notes along the way. She’d love to write a page-turning thriller, but fears her natural tendency to see the comic side of life might be an obstacle.