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Transgressions Cycle: The Mothers by [Jones, Mike]
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Length: 176 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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For fans of American Horror Story.

Fleeing the horrors of Dickensian England and debts she cannot pay, Rosanna steals passage aboard a ship from a desperate young mother and her child. But all hope of a better life is snuffed out when the ship runs aground on Matron Island, a remote quarantine station off the coast of Tasmania.

Trapped, Rosanna searches for a way out, discovering hidden chambers and a bizarre photography studio deep within the bowls of the station. Each step brings Rosanna closer to the truth and the creatures that await her in the dark . . .

From the pen of Mike Jones – renowned multi-platform writer and Head of Story at Portal Entertainment – The Mothers is the first spoke in the Transgressions Cycle story wheel, this is Australian gothic horror at its finest.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2315 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (31 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #324,965 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introduces a Brand New Horror Landscape 12 November 2015
By CarrieGreenBooks - Published on
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Reading this novel made me recall the first time that I encountered Japanese horror films. Movies so genuinely creepy that they were scary, even while reading subtitles. Think back to the first time that you saw ‘Ju-on (The Grunge)’ and ‘Ringu (The Ring).’ The foreign setting, moodiness, and unique imagery of something as simple as a girl with long black hair, concealing her features; all combined to take you somewhere new and unexpected.

Mike Jones accomplishes something very similar in his ‘gothic horror’ novel, THE MOTHERS. The action moves from Liverpool, England in 1880 to an ocean journey that ends abruptly in a shipwreck and rescue on a mysterious island. Jones’ writing is vivid—like nightmare fragments that you clearly remember upon waking.

Readers will find themselves in an atmosphere of dread where monsters as shocking as the Grudge Girl or Pinhead are depicted. Like rats, on this remote island, strange, unnatural children scamper in the walls at night. Their fingers scratch at the plaster, bony hands poke through holes. Their eyes are flat and white, their skin pale. The heroine is told not to leave her room after dark, but she will, as she is deeply compelled to uncover who and what are these children. This novel is the first in ‘The Transgression Cycle’ series--two other books are currently available. I can’t wait to read them all!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 17 January 2016
By Val - Published on
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From the book's description I thought it would be more scary and better written. Instead it was gross in places and much too long for the plot which was fairly simplistic. So I would not recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 25 September 2016
By willow wind - Published on
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I so needed to see what came next it was hard to stop and fix lunch. Good reading so enjoyed this
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 3 December 2015
By Sissy - Published on
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Just not for me