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4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Like all small rural towns, Canaan, West Virginia has its secrets: lies, infidelities, and even murder are kept hidden in the minds of the residents there. But there is one secret they will go to any lengths to protect.

A little girl named Gabrielle, believed to be an angel, has been kept chained in the church basement for over a century now, prisoner of an ancient pact. Un
Kindle Edition, 1st, 266 pages
Published August 27th 2011 by Wayne Wise
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May 07, 2016 L.A. rated it really liked it
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What evil lurks within the hearts of men? Wayne Wise knows.

Horror is probably the most difficult genre to write. Not only do you have to scare the crap out of your audience, you have to make sure the mood remains tense between scary episodes. Scratch is one of those novels where you spend just about every page waiting for something horrible to happen, and when it finally does, boy does it ever.

Scratch and Gabrielle are spirits imprisoned by the townsfolk of Canaan, West Virginia. They were boun
May 01, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
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This is the review I did on Amazon:

Scratch is my first foray into Amazon's program in self-publishing. I bought it on the recommendation of a friend who knows I like this kind of fiction (horror/fantasy) and because the beginning takes place in a location I'm well familiar with: Pittsburgh Pa, specifically Oakland, the area containing University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon. Anyone who has ever gone to school here will get a kick out of a VERY accurate footchase from Craig St past the Cathe
Apr 26, 2012 Opal rated it really liked it
Not only does this story have an angel and a demon, it has a homicidal maniac chasing the protagonists deep into the country. You know what though? It all works!

The story elements were seamlessly meshed together for an incredibly easy read. Adam and Holly Mansfield were very easy to relate to and sympathize with. The whole concept of the chained angel and demon was intriguing and unique.

For most of the book, it was more of a drama then a fantasy/horror. It was still an entertaining read as I was
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