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Welcome to Millingham, MA, pop. 5000... 4997... 4993...

The sheriff has convinced himself and others that the recent rash of deaths in the town are just suicides. Lysander Shore knows different. He knows the townsfolk are being hunted. He knows they face an evil as old as the town itself. He knows it's something that can't be killed, can't be reasoned with.

And he knows that...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Trebor Books
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Tana
Malice is the first book I've read by Griffin Hayes and I will say I am glad I came across it. The cover is what first attracted me to the book, I am a fan of paranormal books and thought I better read the description on this one to see if it was something I should read.

Griffin's writing is fantastic, it is one of those book that kept my attention so I couldn't put the book down till I reached the end.

It is a murder, mystery, and a bit of romance, but it is a murder/sucide,creepy, witches,parano...more
Jason
I've been on a roll lately with my reading. One great book after another has passed through my hands all year, both independent and professional fields of publishing, too. When I decide to do my top ten reads of the year in month or so, it's going to be one of the most difficult lists I've ever had to make since I started recording these things.

One book that might make that list is Malice by Griffin Hayes. I felt a familiarity with the prose and characters almost right away. It reminded me of th...more
Griffin Hayes
Jul 23, 2012 Griffin Hayes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
To date, Malice has generated by far the most emails from readers. Many are glowing letters from people who thoroughly enjoyed the book. Others come from readers who pray I'll be struck down by a speeding church van. Quite honestly, I read and appreciate all the feedback I get from both sides. After all, in the end, it's for you that I sit down everyday to peer into the shadows and report back on the dark and clammy things I find lurking within. But rest assured, I take all of this very seriousl...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Malice by Griffin Hayes

Malice is the first piece that I have read by Hayes. Though different from my "normal" venue of paranormal books, it just called out to me. Thankfully, I was not let down. I was in fact plastered to the pages of this shocking, suspenseful, novel.

Lysander Shore is an outcast. Being a Goth and starting at a new school doesn't make it any easier either. There is however a few shining stars. One is the welcoming he receives from Samantha and Derek. There a...more
Andrea
Griffin Hayes truly is a master of the macabre; this is the second of his novels that I have read, and once again I have been delighted with what I have found.

I find it quite hard to believe that a lot of people seem to be classing this as a ‘young adult’ book considering its content; despite the fact that the two protagonists are teenagers, this novel hardly falls into that genre. This is no coming of age tale, with good ideas but sub-standard writing aimed at giggly pre-pubescent girls with a...more
Yawatta Hosby
This 3 part, 36 chapter novel spooked me from literally the first sentence–”The stranger grinned and his sunken cheeks made his face look like a skull.”–to the very end. It was creepy like a movie you’d find on the Chiller channel. With chills running down my spine, every so often I stopped reading to look around my room, definitely over my shoulder. There’s a painting of five ballerinas that I kept staring at to make sure their eyes didn’t move. That’s how great the author is in being very desc...more
Melanie
If you like dark and a creepy, with a little added gore, this is right up your ally.

strange and seemingly impossible suicides having be cropping up in a small town, while there is no evidence to the other wise few locals and the new kid in town are having second thoughts about what is truly going.

this is a story with a dark and menacing feel, trust me you wont want to put this down until you know exactly what is going on!
Bec
what an amazing book!
I saw this on amazon and went out an bought a tablet just so I could read the book on kindle, and boy am I glad I did!

From chapter one, I was completely absorbed by this fast supernatural thriller. I wanted gore, and I certainly got it.

Normally I take a week to read a book, but I finished this in 2 days. I couldn't tear myself away for even one second!

I highly reccommend you read this!
Patricia
This book was AMAZING! It's gruesome and eerie. But if you like those two words you'll love this book too.
Sandee (The Whimsical Reader)
Oct 27, 2011 Sandee (The Whimsical Reader) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who love scary books
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Gaaawwwd this book terrified me!

Ripple
Ever felt bored and in the mood for some nice and juicy horror story? Well Malice might just be the thing you need.

This book is not for everyone but it certainly won over my teenage mind. Ever since page one, it made me fall in love with my now favorite book character of all times - Lysander.

Lys is your typical goth teenager, who just moved back to his home town Millingham after some mischief with his former house. His come back, however turns out to be a really strange mess of mysteries. I wou...more
David Staton
Dec 06, 2012 David Staton rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone and Everyone who enjoys the Horror or Thriller Genres
Recommended to David by: No one, I took a chance and was plesantly surprised
Shelves: favorites
Quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, indie or otherwise!

Again, I felt Griffin was inventive in his ideas and and a masterful story teller. This book I believe was intended for Young Adult readers but I thought it was still enjoyable as un-young as I am LOL.

I read "Dark Passage" and have to say it's one of my favorite books ever and it was such a surprise because it was written by someone I'd never heard of, well that someone was Griffin Hayes. He was kind enough to give me a compliment...more
Peter
There is a rash of deaths with a supernatural twist going on in the town of Millingham. Everyone is convinced that these mysterious deaths are suicides. Lysander Shore has just moved into town but he can feel the evil present. Lysander meets Sam and together they will try and get to the bottom of this. The town of Millingham is haunted by the spirits of the past. I would recommend this book to readers of horror. This is the first book that I have read by this author. I will check out some others...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 06, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: Author
Shelves: reviewed
I really liked this book. I would consider this book more horror than paranormal, but there are paranormal aspects to the book. I was riveted by every chapter. Not a whole lot of romance, but the story really didn’t need it. So if you’re looking for romance, this is not necessarily the book for you.

What this book does deliver is mystery and horror. The story is very well developed and kept me captivated. The back story was well delivered at perfect timing. Chapter to Chapter the flow was a bit...more
Caridad cruz
WOW!! What a FANTASTIC read!! This book was totally awesome!! It was a heck of an exciting roller coaster ride of emotions!! it was creepy, sad, exciting, scary, it had romance, bad guys, good guys, paranormal, etc... WOOSH!! it had me biting my nails at times, had rooting for the main characters, had me booing at the bad ones, had me sitting at the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next!! If you want an easy, fast paced read with a little bit of everything and a whole lot of WOW...more
Tona
Witches, Curses and Murder..O MY!

17 yr old Lysander has to move from his home town to Millingham, now he has to start over. Lysander soon learns there are dark secrets haunting Millingham. When Lysander meets Sam he finds someone who feels that there is something wrong with this town.

Lysander, Sam and the rest of the town soon realize that the past does repeat itself.
Maki
Excellent thrilling ride from beginning to end! Characters are interesting and the main villain is really creepy. Check it out - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
aobibliophile™
I walk in the realm of the supernatural. - Benny Hinn


seventeen-year-old Lysander Shore is new in town. not only does he learn about the murders in Millingham but he witnesses some too. the problem is how to inform the authorities or his parents without sounding crazy and risking another trip to the therapist's couch. Lysander befriends Samantha Crow and together they discover the truth and dark history behind the killings.
everything about this novel screams menacing. author Griffin Hayes defini...more
Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
This was a book that, after starting it, I simply did not want to put it down. The story was really interesting and only got more intriguing and imaginative as the novel progressed. I was impressed by the twists and turns that sprung up in different places throughout the novel but, on top of it all, I was more intrigued and interested in the idea and message behind the novel. It was such a unique topic and I found myself marvelling at the idea and just loving the imagination behind it all.

I’m tr...more
Martha D
Title: Malice
Author: Griffin Hayes
Rating: 5/5

Summary: When a series of shocking suicides rock the small town of Millingham, Massachusetts, the authorities are left with a single burning question. Why are all the victims gouging their eyes out?

Only seventeen-year-old Lysander Shore knows these aren't suicides at all. There's a serial killer stalking the people of Millingham. One that murders at will and never leaves a trace.

Soon, the long trail of bodies leads Lysander to a dark secret. One that...more
Emily
Book Title: Malice

Author: Griffin Hayes

Published By: Trebor Books

Genre: Horror

Recommended Age: 13+

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 4 Ravens

Won from a giveaway on Librarything I was curious when I saw the cover and read the synopsis of the book. A little leery and on my way to wanting something more new and fresh to read than the usual of my genre pool as of late I decided that a break from Zombies or some Paranormal Ro...more
Liliana ♥s Mythology
More of the review: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.c...

Lysander and his family moved to a new town, a town where people are suddenly being killed in a very gruesome way. Lysander meets a girl, Sam, whose mother was killed years ago. Her death was ruled out as a suicide, but Sam suspects that someone killed her, and that that someone is back for more. Lysander believes that this killer is after him, so he and Sam set out to find the killer before either one of them becomes the next victim.

I...more
David
Malice is a flawed but quite exhilarating tale (in the latter half anyway) of a dark malingering malice in the town of Millingham. Something is not right in this seemingly charming burb as brutal shocking suicides rock the populace.

The book has three major viewpoints - First is Lysander Shore, teenage newcomer to the town, with his own dark tragic past, who starts off on the wrong foot and is outcast at his new school...meanwhile a dark malevolence has taken an unhealthy interest in Lysander......more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Review of Malice by Griffin Hayes
5 stars

Griffin Hayes is one of those authors who hit the ground running, who are excellent from the very first writing. “Malice” is a multi-layered Horror paranormal which in some aspects tills anew the ground Anne Rice tilled in “Tale of the Body Thief.” Reincarnation, soul-stealing, body-switching: what is real and what is only illusion? Lysander, an adolescent, and his family move to Millingham after a fire-bombing destroys their home. He has a complicated rel...more
Caroline
"Malice" claims to be a paranormal thriller and, whilst there are elements of paranormal in the book, I would argue that it is far better marketed as a horror novel. Also, I am not sure of the target audience but I most certainly would not suggest this is a piece of fiction for the young adult audience.

I am a big horror fan and Griffin Hayes has a great imagination for the genre and the scenes of horror were really quite well written. However, I felt that the piece was let down by some weak cha...more
Bailee
I gave this novel 2 stars for mostly the fact that this novel isn't my cup of tea (I'm not really into horror) and also because there are some writing aspects that do need work.

My Thoughts:
This novel is perfect for older teens and adults who enjoy horror novels because some of the scenes are graphic and could be disturbing to younger audiences.

One thing I enjoyed about the novel was that it jumped right into the action of the story. Some novels spend a chapter, perhaps two on menial things that...more
Sara Townsend
Seventeen-year-old Lysander is a newcomer to the town of Millingham, and is having trouble fitting in. He finds himself the outcast, rejected because of the way he dresses and the way he views life. Furthermore, he becomes convinced that something strange is going on in Millingham, and no one else seems to be aware of it.

His classmate Samantha, still in a state of grief over the violent death of her mother, is the only person who connects to Lysander, and the two of them grow close. They begin t...more
Michelle Muckley
I discovered Griffin Hayes through a kindle network, after being drawn to his book covers. It also just happened to be the same weekend that he was having a weekend of free promotion, and so I swiftly downloaded my copy of Malice. I'm a big horror fan, and so I was very interested to give this a go. I'm very glad that I did.

The novel takes you on a path of discovery through the eyes of Lysander and Samantha, as they deal with the increasingly bizarre activity in their dreary American town. Add i...more
Quentin Stewart
How does one tie the burning of a witch in 1600s Massachusetts Bay Colony to ordinary people living their daily lives today? That is what Hayes does in his book MALICE. The spirits from that long ago tragedy still haunt a present day town where the witch was put to death. The one evil spirit is still struggling to bring about it's own justice for the wrongs committed long ago.

The story is riveting and very interesting. A little more character development would be interesting and a little more cl...more
Jaded
Aug 16, 2012 Jaded rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Shelves: 2012
Malice by Griffin Hayes, this was a ok read. When i say ok i mean that I did finish it but it took some time. It had a pretty good story line and I was hoping that the main characters were not young adults, but they were. I hated the name of the main character, Lysander, I have never even heard of the name was was unsure how to pronounce it through the entire book. Otherwise the characters had mediocre depth, I think the author could have taken more time in developing the relation ships between...more
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