Tim OverLeigh, who is (was) a sculptor and teacher, is offered the trip of a lifetime, when he happens to meet Andrew Trumbauer at the Filibuster bar where he's trying to drain his sorrows away. He met Trumbauer a few years earlier: as he was a friend of Tim's wife, Hannah. Since the death of his wife; which he blames himself for, he's been unabl ...more
The Ascent is best categorized as a thriller and the easiest d ...more
Malfi’s novel begins with pain: physical, as Timothy Overleigh is trapped in a cavern chamber, alone with a broken leg, the “jagged serration” of his shi ...more
The real winner in this story is the descriptive and colourful prose as our happy band of travellers face the perilous conditi ...more
Malfi gathers a great cast for this perilous mountain journey and sets them in a frozen location so well-described you’ll shiver reading this at the beach in summer. Great prose highlights a page tu ...more
I had to wonder about the title of this, as I began to read it all the action was happening underground in a cave. I quickly got over that and moved on as the action was beginning to kick into high gear. This novel covers a lot of ground both geographically and emotionally. Here is a synopsis of the novel so maybe you can better understand what I mean:
“After the death of his wife, successful sculptor Tim Overleigh trades in his lucrative career for the world of extreme sports. But when a caving ...more
I just finished Ronald Malfi's newest book THE NIGHT PARADE and was in the mood for another of his stories. I've had THE ASCENT for a while and love books with cold and snow in them for some reason so it was a no-brainer to read this one.
This is different from other Malfi horror books I've read - this is more about the damage men can do to their fellow man.
Tim Overleigh is an accomplished sculptor, that is until h ...more
Malfi's novel begins with pain: physical, as Timothy Overleigh is trapped in a cavern chamber, alone with a broken leg, the "jagged serration" of his shi ...more
The story was for the most part unpredictable though I did figure out the twist earlier on. Following these guys on their adventure was truly exciting because the author did a great job describing the scenery in detail. Theref ...more
Interwoven in the daring climb is the story of Tim, a sculptor who has lost his thirst for the beaut ...more
The story of Tim Overleigh, his love for Hannah, his unusual relationship with Andrew a friend of Hannah's, a relationship which eventually gets Tim and several other adventu ...more
I noticed quite a bit of spelling errors and missing spaces and whatnot throughout the book. Usually I'll dismiss a few, but there were a lot. Could've used another round of proofreading I gues ...more
It is always a pleasure to read a Ronald Malfi book, but they are all finished too quickly.
After the death of his wife, Tim Overleigh is invited on an all expenses paid trip to Nepal to find the elusive Canyon of Souls. He an five other men trek up into the wild, snow-covered ranges, only to discover something far more sinister than nature is against them.
This book was a roller coaster ride which called me back again and again, though I tried to put the book down several times. I read it in two...more
The reason for the four stars, though, is that I read through pretty much the first 2/3rds of the book not because there was suspense, but because I was curious. There was something weird, I couldn't really put my finger on it ...more
In 2009, his crime drama, Shamrock Alley, won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery novel, Floating Staircase, was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awa ...more