Book Tour: Review & Giveaway - The Shed by Dianne Hartsock
a Certified Mental Health Therapist, Scott Reid has his share of interesting
experiences, though nothing compares with the time he spends with the psychic,
Alex Elson. Plagued by terrifying images and dreams, Alex turns to Doctor Reid
in the hopes of learning to control his visions. Instead, Scott is pulled into
Alex’s world, where dreams and reality mix and nightmares are real.
young men, brothers, have been abducted from the lake outside of Oakton without
a trace of who took them. That is, until Alex receives a silver pocket watch in
the mail belonging to the elder brother, a taunt from the kidnapper for Alex to
come find them. Alex’s visions turn at once into nightmares. Images flash in
his mind of an abandoned well and a terrified, lonely boy slowly dying at the
bottom. The shed looms close by, holding a horrifying secret, a dark place
Alex’s frightened mind refuses to go.
the help of Scott Reid, Alex endeavors to control his visions and find the
brutalized victims before death claims them. But the watch is ticking away and
time’s running out.
“Hey Alex…” Justin’s voice trailed off, and he put the coffee
pot on the warmer and went over to him when the man didn’t respond. Scott
joined them, leaving his computer on the table as he passed. Alex’s eyes were
wide, unfocused as he stared out the window. His breath came quickly and sweat
beaded his forehead.
“What do you see?” Scott asked, voice mild, placid.
“It’s hot here. Grass is dry.” Alex’s whispered words sent a
shiver through Scott. He sounded…detached. “The forest is dark across the way.
Crows circle above the trees.”
“Alex, where are you right now?” Scott made the question a
A shudder ran Alex’s lean frame. “I’m in your office, Dr.
Reid. I see the garden through the window. But I’m also here, in this empty
field. Talk to me! I want to come away from here.”
Scott touched his hand. “Come home, Alex.”
“It’s hard. Something’s drawing me to the forest. God! I
don’t want to go in there.”
“Jane would want you to come home,” Scott said firmly, using
the ace up his sleeve. For a second he didn’t think even the deep love Alex had
for his wife could draw him back, but then he blinked his eyes into focus, and gave
Scott a slight smile.
“Thank you. That’s a terrible place.”
“Is it a real place, do you think?”
Alex’s expression turned bleak. “Yes,” he whispered.
This was an engaging and suspenseful read. Scott is a therapist who is intent on helping his patients. Scott is an interesting man with a horrible past that he has a hard time dealing with memories of it. Alex is a physic who has trouble controlling his visions and is hoping Scott can help him. He also had a terrible past and he is just learning to not let it rob him of his future. Alex has recently been getting visions of a boy trapped and turns to Scott for guidance in finding him. This book captured my attention from the beginning and it took me on a roller coaster ride. The author blended suspense, action and drama to create an interesting and fascinating tale. I recommend this book to lovers of well written suspense thrillers with romantic elements. ~Booklover Sue
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
up in one of the older houses in the middle of Los Angeles, a place of hardwood
floors and secret closets and back staircases. It’s where her love of the
mysterious and wonderful came from. Dianne now lives in the beautiful
Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with
the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters
Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something
about being cooped up in the house while it pours rain outside, a fire crackles
on the hearth inside, and a cup of hot coffee warms her hands which kindles her
Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the
perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich
colors and textures of flowers and foliage.