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The Silent Hills

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
When Peter Marlow decides to stop running, it's time to make a stand.

Peter Mayhew has spent his life living a lie. And when he finds himself in Harlsden, after accidentally looting a safe, all he wants to do is lay low and disappear. But a chance encounter, out by the lake, changes everything.
Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Published October 13th 2011 by Musa Publishing
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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He’s always on the move. He settles in one place for a bit, pulls his con, and moves on. He never expected to find himself trapped in one town…

This story has the flavor of a Shirley Jackson story. Mr. Thompson’s short story is just as captivating and horrifying as Ms. Jackson’s work. She wrote “The Lottery” which was about a small town, and so i Mr. Thompson’s setting.

When the main character moved to Harlton, he used the name Peter M...more
I really enjoyed this short story. The author skillfully weaves a tale that, while leaving you wondering what is really happening, captures your attention to such a point that you're at the end before you even realize you turned page two. I loved the old-timey feel that the author paints the story into. The details were so vivid that I actually felt like I was there, right alongside the characters. I absolutely loved the ending...if you want to know what I'm talking about, you'll have to read it...more
June Kramin
Great, quick read. After reading the dedication, you could almost hear the man telling the story. Some great lines in the story. Derek certainly has a way with words.
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Jan 31, 2012 Derek rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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