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Grand Masquerade: A Supernatural Suspense Novel

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Beware the terror lurking beneath a mask of smiles...

Grand Masquerade is a must-read supernatural thriller from the bestselling author of Sky Parlor, Stephen Perkins.

Read with the lights on.

On an ancient ley line, deep within Vermont's dark forests, lives a mysterious and frightening secret...
A forbidden door to a world beyond human perception.
And three hunters are about
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Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published February 2nd 2020 by Star Born Publishing LLC
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Dave
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Grand Masquerade has an amazing beginning with bodies disappearing into the forest, birds circling, accident victims brought back to life, and emotion-laden prose, and, of course, the mysterious Others to whom promises have been made. But, the storyline focuses on political intrigue, creepy industrialists, and the whole dam thing breaking. After a Promising start, which may indeed have promised too much, the story, which was an amalgam of this and that, gets lost in the pages causing this reader ...more
the-librarian
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are familiar with X-Files, Lost, or Stephen King novels, you have probably heard of ley lines. Ley lines entered public consciousness in the 1920s after the book The Old Straight Track was written by Alfred Watkins. He noted that many ancient structures could have straight lines drawn between them. They took on a pseudoscience-feel in the 1960s when people began putting forward the idea that earth energies ran through ley lines. They have been a fascination for many since that time and ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Supernatural horror from the depths of the Green mountains

This is a great supernatural horror story that takes place in a sleepy little Vermont town. When some bizarre things are discovered in the woods outside of town, the president of a super tech company meets with a Senator to discuss the implementation of a twisted mind control program called minerva. The meeting takes a drastic turn when their worst nightmares begin to appear deep in the forest. This book has a great storyline and will
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Pegboard
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grand Masquerade: A Supernatural Suspense Novel by Stephen Perkins grabs the reader from the very chapter as young Tad Keyes believes he is one of the chosen for the ultimate promise. His motorcycle and jacket that is left behind tells another story. The mystery builds as the State Troopers investigating Tad's disappearance are mutilated. Strange things happen in the Green Mountains, just where Richard Madden takes Senator for a little one on one time of manipulation.

Stephen Perkins is just an
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Guy Wheatley
Mar 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
The prose is . interesting, and virtually unreadable. Its almost as though the author thought he was getting paid by the adjective. I found a couple of places where an entire paragraph was a single sentence. The sentence structure could have been designed by Yoda. The strange wording and long and flowery descriptions smother any action to the point I often forget what action the adjectives are describing.
Then we have the character. I say the character because they could all be the same person.
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Nicole
Mar 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020, netgalley
What I liked about Grand Masquerade:
- I enjoyed the setting descriptions in this book. The author has a very flowery writing style, which makes it easy for him to transport the reader to small town Vermont.

What I disliked about Grand Masquerade:
- I found the author's writing style very difficult to read. He would add tons of extra adjectives and use very proper wording to describe the character's actions and the scenes.
- An example was when the author wrote "Washington's District of Columbia"
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Insome
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Superb

Stephen C. Parkin's Grand Masquerade, is a masterpiece of a writing document if I can say. 1st the author brings what I will call political mindsend into the game. I believe always, politicians usually have a hidden agenda. And as most rich people, the author brings the truth of the matter and situation, they usually have some people who do their dirty laundry or rather work. So based on that fact the author brings the characters very well and their roles well player in the book. I tried
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CarlitasFox
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

A novel to read at the edge of your seat

As the saying goes: Do not judge a book by its cover, and I dare say that I did. The first thing that caught my attention was the cover. It is so creative and attractive that invites you to read the story. Grand Masquerade was written by Stephen Perkins, a well-known writer of novels of this genre.
The story is set in Rupert, a small town situated in Vermont which is said to be haunted" or called "dark forests. Unfortunately, a mysterious death of a person
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The Grand Masquerade is an intriguing suspense novel that, at first, was very entertaining.

What I liked:
○ The cover!
○ The introductory events. The book started off like an episode of X-files. You're thrown into an eerie landscape with an ominous cloud of the supernatural hanging over each paragraph.
○The setting. The author sets up each chapter with its own detailed sights, sounds, smells. You can really picture what the character what experiencing.

What I didn't like:
○ The flowery language.
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Evelyn Vignuda
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grand Masquerade was written by Stephen Perkins. This fiction book is written for a general audience. It is a fast, absorbing, creative and interesting story about a boy who is brutally killed and his father, who is a farmer, couldnt find his sons body. Part fantasy thriller and part drama, this novel can easily make you feel lost in the fiction.
The story is narrated in third person. It is set in a town called Rupert; a small and isolated town in Vermont. I think the place that the author chose
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Rebecca
An amazing thriller

This book had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. Once it got to the meat of the story, I was hooked. There was no way I was putting it down. The premise of the book (read the summary) is enough to get me to pick it up and it is a gem! As soon as I started reading I knew I was going to enjoy it because of the way the author words things. The words are an art in itself, the descriptions made the whole story come alive and are exquisitely weaved together to paint a
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Katherine Hebert
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What. A. Book!

I could not put this book down. By far one of the best stories Ive read so far this year. The mystery was full of twists and turns, and the characters all played their roles in the storyline beautifully. It was so well crafted. With all the craziness going on right now, it was nice to completely lose myself in a good book. I am interested in reading more of this authors novels.
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Annarella
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this story, it kept me hooked till the end and it's entertaining.
I liked the world building and the characters. The plot flows and never bores.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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