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Haunting in Old Tailem

(Haunting Clarisse #3)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  61 reviews
An Australian Ghost town. A resident demon and a local Shaman. A confrontation with evil awaits.

Clarisse realizes that running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can't hide. When some ghosts get tired of hanging around, they latch onto you. At the centre of the war on evil is a historic Church that carries dark secrets within its walls. After she meets wi
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published December 2020 by Millport Press
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Dimitrije Srebric
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
This book was provided to me as an ARC by Millport press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Minor spoilers ahead.

And an honest review this is going to be.

First the good bits.
The story of this book is located somewhere in the rural bush in Australia, which in itself is a breath of fresh air, since there are not that many horror books and stories. The first and only story that came to my mind is Lovecrafts' "The Shadow Out of Time". Accompanied with the authors' knowledge of local sla
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Many thanks to the author and the Story origin app for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

Haunting in Old Tailem by Janice Tremayne is book # 3 in Haunting Clarisse series which I believe can be read as a stand-alone with a little addition to the basic storyline and because a basic background is missing about the main characters Clarisse and Harry, the reader is left at a loss.

The central plot is set in an Australian town that brings forth a novel conc
Sofe Gershman
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
EBook Review: HAUNTING IN OLD TAILEM by Janice Tremayne

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Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Thank you to Millport Press, Janice Tremayne and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This book is #3 in a series but can be read as a standalone. I have not read the first two books and the only thing I felt was lacking was some background on Clarisse and Henry's relationship, background on who Clarisse is and how she learned her spiritual senses and how they ended up doing what they do.

Ghost children are always creepy so any book that you read with a posse of children who a
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the book, even though I had not read the ones that were before this one. I did find repeated paragraphs 3 times. But the story was good, as well as the characters.
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This type of writing is not my style but I wanted to see what this story was all about. It was well worth reading. The story line was true and informative to the whole. It started with history and brought you into the present. Then grabbed you and pulled you deeper and deeper until you were ready to scream. I had to stay up late into the night to finish the book. I couldn't put it down and I haven't done that for a while now. Even though I didn't like her writing style at first, I will be lookin ...more
Tahnia Ross
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful supernatural book that I just loved. It was scary at times, getting my heart pumping in my chest. It was like I was there. I found out this was the 3rd book in the set and now I wish I had known so I could read books one and two in the series first. The story flowed from one gut-wrenching scene to another with some light hearted interaction in between. Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via StoryOrigin and am voluntarily leaving a review.
April B.
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley and Janice Tremayne for the opportunity to to read the eARC of Haunting in Old Tailem!

This book is #3 in the Haunting Clarisse series. I did not read the first 2 books yet but I still enjoyed this story very much! This book was about the power of Demons and wanting to take over a small ghost town called Old Tailem. Clarisse meets Shamy and the two of them team up to figure out what the demons are up to and how to stop them from harming anymore children. I absolutely loved Di
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I read a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was super-creepy, what with the ghost children popping up throughout! Clarisse was braver than I would be in her shoes. I didn't feel like I had enough information about her since I didn't read the other books in this series, but it was still a good story. I did enjoy all of the details the author included to really immerse you in the story. Lots of suspenseful moments! Perfect book for Halloween. ...more
Anthony Ranieri
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read haunting in Hartley before obtaining a review copy of Haunting in Old Tailem from the author. All I can say is this author keeps getting better and better each time. A wonderful story with great twists and turns. Never really sure where the plot is heading and the author kept me guessing all the way. Great setting in a genuine Aussie ghost town.
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some of the spirits that had troubled Clarisse in the past reappear here. This time there is a pretty strong spirit after her to stop her from freeing those under his control. There are rules however, so the evil one cannot just up and put a spell on her or anything like that. Clarisse meets an older priest with experience with these evil spirits and together they work on trying to stop the evil one. This story is about Clarisse's growth as a fighter for good and against evil. it is also about t ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For me this book was full of suspense and since I am a jumpy sort of person there was more than enough of 'things that go bump in the night.' She was very descriptive of places, people and 'things'. I fell in love with little Charlie even though I shouldn't have done so. I liked the fact that she wrote in our current present but was able to bring the past and the evil it held into the story. I'm going to have to find the book that preceded this one. Read it because this is the perfect month for ...more
Sue Wallace
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read

Haunting in old tailem by Janice Tremayne.
Haunting Clarisse book 3.
This was a good read considering I haven't read book 1. I liked Clarisse and Harry. I even liked Digger. I loved the cover thats what drew me to this book. 4*.
Jenny Goff
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a great supernatural thriller that kept me both entertained and happily frightened at the same time. The main character, Clarisse, enjoys researching the history of places that appear to be haunted and is visiting an old town in Australia that has become known as a ghost town due to its dark history with paranormal activity, children disappearing, and ghost sightings at the cemetery. I think Clarisse is a very brave and strong person, and I really enjoyed following along with ...more
Ann Fleming
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading the book, however, I felt like the ending was too simplified and hurried.

Maybe I have read and seen too many ghostly thrillers but I felt like I was reading a YA book.

I think Miss Tremayne is a good writer but she has some maturing to do.
Rowan Creech
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't love a good ghost story? In this one, we have multiple ghosts plus a dollop of demons mixed with an empathetic ghost hunter to make a mighty good read down in the outback of Australia. I absolutely loved the side character's Australian slang! It was the comic relief and educational experience in another culture. I truly enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the others. ...more
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Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the books in order because of the evolving character development.

I love the protagonist, Clarisse. She is so compassionate and just can't stop herself from helping spirits move on. This adventure was especially hard for her because there were some spooky kids involved. She meets some people who I think will be important in her later adventures as she delves deeper into the spiritual world, so I feel this book is going to be
Noel A-W
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
An interesting read, though sometimes it felt longer than the plot allowed. Some of the dialogue was a bit stilted, most people tend to naturally use a lot of contractions and abbreviations in everyday language, and the story would’ve (‘would have’ as an example!) flowed slightly more smoothly 🙂. Shamy also explains the herbal tea is local - twice, maybe he’s forgetful in his old age, haha. I’m more able to believe there might be ghosts, but I still struggle with the concept of the big white sky ...more
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read all the authors books and I really liked this story. The protagonist Clarisse grows on you through every book in the series. She is a brave and determined young lady. The Australian setting is wonderful and refreshing. And its a page turned with a interesting plot, which I never saw coming. Looking forward to the next one.
Little Blue Butterfly
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Reader Copy via BookSirens in exchange for an honest and voluntary review

This is the third book, in this series, but hopefully not the last!! It can be read as a standalone, but the heroine, Clarisse is so fantastic that you’ll probably want to read the whole series!! The author uses real ghost towns in her stories, it’s so spooky, but really fascinating at the same time!! You really learn a lot, and you can tell the author is really knowledgeable in what she is writing!!
Allyson Abu-Hajar
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although, this is the third book in the series, I had no trouble following along. So this can be read as a standalone.

The opening introduces us to The Order of the Sepaline, a secret society order of monk priests who are to guard against the angels of darkness. A stone set in a pendant, that has been passed down that wields great power, and only select monks will be able to inherit. Along with the pendant is six secret prayers that are forbidden to be written down, these prayers contain the wor
Bobbi Wagner
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this suspenseful story. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more from her. I found this story to be engaging and pulled me in right from the start. The characters are connectable and brought the story to life. The twists and turns kept me turning pages just waiting to find out what happened next. This is a story that is full of action, ghost and lots of evil. This made such a great afternoon story that I read it all in one sitting. I highly recommend this ...more
Shisir Ahammed
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nice book
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This is the third book in the Haunting Clarisse series, and I think it can be read as a stand-alone if you haven’t read the others in the series. You will be missing some backstory on the main characters, but if that doesn’t bother you, then you could go ahead and jump into the story here.

This book again has our main characters, Harry and Clarisse working to save the day. Old Tailem has been overrun with demons, and it’s up to these two to stop them. I loved that this was once again, a real ghos
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a huge thriller fan, especially when they involve a bit of a quirky storyline that has the potential to send chills up your spine. This book is definitely in that realm and is great to get your mind racing, trying to figure out just what is happening.

I loved the storyline and the level of detail, the author gave us, to really bring it to life. Throughout, I felt I could completely dive into the world and be part of the story. It was excellent.

The pace matches the genre well and helps the ov
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kri Wood
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Supernatural Suspense Detective Fans
Recommended to Kri by: Goddess Fish Promotions
This is the first I'm reading anything from Tremayne and frankly I loved everything about it. Now, Haunting in Old Tailem can easily be read as a standalone. I have not read the previous books obviously but I wonder if the character development was always this great from the beginning - Guess i'll have to pick up previous books in the installment to find out! Furthermore, This novel flowed perfectly and is a obvious new cult favorite!

See my Full review at Reviews on Dec. 1s
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Horror story.

hard to sleep after that.

Highly recommend.
fred jones
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
An interesting and entertaining storyline with a dark scary atmosphere. Dialogue seemed a little stilted in parts but that did not really detract from my enjoying the book. Excellent tense ending I would happy to read more by this author.. I received a complementary copy via Storyorigin and am leaving a voluntary honest review
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Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural and was awarded a Distinguished Favorite Prize for Paranormal Horror at the New York City Big Book Awards 2020.

Janice is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publica

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