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Drowned Silence

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Living in a home dripping with silent tension, lonely teen Dylan finds refuge at school—until Kelsey is assigned to be his class project partner. Kelsey, the school outcast, is allergic to water, dresses in Gothic Lolita fashion and refuses to use technology from past the 19th century, which makes working together difficult to say the least.

Invited to Kelsey's house during her sister's Halloween party, Dylan uncovers a frightening connection between Kelsey and a death that took place on her property years before.

A serialized YA contemporary horror short story from the author of The Never Veil Series and Fall Far from the Tree. Includes bonus short stories Five Bucks, Ego Cafe and All the Living and the Dead.


First published July 11, 2015

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Amy McNulty

34 books498 followers
Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own.

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May 21, 2017
Dylan meets Kelsey when she's assigned to be his class project partner. Kelsey is a weird girl. She keeps to herself, wears gothic Lolita fashion and is allergic to water. Kelsey won't use any technology from after the 19th century, so she keeps an inkwell in her schoolbag and a quill, so that she can write notes. During a Halloween party Dylan finds out that not everything is as it seems. Why is he hearing voices coming from a closed well?

Drowned Silence is a gripping novelette. I would have loved it to be longer, because I liked Kelsey a lot and think she is a character that would do great in a full length novel. She's incredibly weird, but endearing at the same time. She is always being herself and I think that's unique when you're a teenager. I liked the combination of her personality with events that spooked me. Amy McNulty has written a thrilling and horrifying story and I absolutely loved it.
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Author 8 books68 followers
May 1, 2017
Great short story.

This is a little short I picked up. Sorry can't remember how I came by this but either free on Amazon or as a review copy.

This is a little gem to be honest. Not a long story so I will not ruin with a long review.

Great story and characters and there isn't much else to say. Prefect for a train or those moments when you haven't the time for a long story but enough to have a story.

More for teenagers and older children than horror of a budding friendship from the main characters that begins with a school project. Kelsey is a mystery to Dylan from how she dresses to being allergic to water and not using or likening anything before the 19th century...


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