Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I found Widow’s Point completely original in the way it was told through the series of audio and video clips. I loved the feel and smooth flow right from the beginning as I learned the history about the Widow’s Point Lighthouse. Much of the story covered the rich history and legends surrounding the lighthouse. During the three days Thomas spent inside hoping to validate the stories he has heard, he slowly starts to lose his grip on reality. Ultimately Thomas ends up missing as did many others who spent time at Widow’s Point. This ghost story felt authentic and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I loved that the mystery of Thomas disappearance was never solved and the book ended in speculation. Well done to Rich and Billy on this book and I hope they collaborate again down the road.
Length: 160 Pages
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Release date: February 28, 2018
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This is a bad place. I don’t think people are meant to live here.”
Longtime residents of Harper’s Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow’s Point Lighthouse. Some say it’s cursed. Others claim it’s haunted.
Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse’s construction, including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents and disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds.
The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988 and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since.
Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of thirteen books about the supernatural and this evening he will enter the Widow’s Point Lighthouse, searching for material for his next bestseller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone.
In this remarkable collaboration, father and son writing team, Richard and Billy Chizmar, combine forces to tell a chilling ghost story that will make you think twice about what is waiting for you in the dark. This novella is a much-expanded version of the short story of the same title.
2 thoughts on “Richard & Billy Chizmar – Widow’s Point Review”
Nice work, David. Have you read Chizmar’s collection, A Long December? I thought it was superb. He is such a natural storyteller.
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Thanks, Adrian. I have not, although I have a copy. I must give it a read, and soon!