Review: Onyx Webb – Episode 1

Onyx

  • Authors: Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
  • ASIN: B00O6DZLG0
  • Publisher: Lust For Living Press
  • Genre: Paranormal Suspense

I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Once again, I’ve read a genre I don’t normally read.  This time, though, it was because my mind somehow equated Paranormal Suspense with Fantasy and I agreed to review the book after reading the synopsis.  I’m mostly happy about the mistake, after I got over my initial genre confusion when I started reading the book.

I say “mostly happy” because though this is a quick, suspenseful read, the subtitle “The Story Begins” means exactly that.  There is a lot of character introduction spanning several different generations, and it’s known that the main character, Onyx Webb, is dead, and a ghost of some sort, but not the how or why.  Just when I thought I was going to find out what happened to Onyx, there was a plot twist and then the story shifted to one of the other characters.  I’m fine with that, but I wanted a little more story before all the cliffhanging.

If “Episode One” wasn’t a part of the title, or if the book wasn’t as short as a novella or the start of a serial, I’d be angry about the cliffhanger ending.  So, even though I would have liked a bit more of the story, I’m not disgruntled about it, especially since a preview of Episode Two was included in my copy.  I look forward to reading the next parts, and I recommend Episode One to anyone who loves Paranormal or Suspense Thrillers or both, especially if you enjoy serials.