New release & #review – My Abigail by David Kummer

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In this gripping, terrifying read, Caleb meets the girl of his dreams. She’s different, beautiful, and cares more than anyone ever has. But Abigail isn’t who he thinks.

He begins to notice things. The way she disappears for days on end… How she won’t go home at night… All the warnings he gets about her… He must ask himself, Who is she really?

When Caleb is faced the choice of a lifetime -to love or to hate, to give in and try again- he must make the ultimate decision. Who will he hurt? What will he choose? And is it too late to turn back now?

…Abigail had a secret.
I knew it soon after meeting her.
She was different than other girls, and not just because she actually showed some interest in me. She was really different. I loved it. I loved her.
But Abigail had a secret.
Damian told me so, the first time I met him. I wasn’t sure whether to believe him or not. He wasn’t trustworthy. He wasn’t nice. He was a terrifying figure, the embodiment of fear. But he was right.
She had a secret.
I’m sorry I keep repeating it. It’s still hard to believe. How could somebody so gentle, nice, and loving be so… scary?
That’s the only word I knew to describe her after it all ended. Everything about her being was scary.
Abigail was my life, I told myself. She was my everything.
She left me with nothing.
If she was my life, does that make this suicide?…

review

A terrifying read?  Probably not.  What the author has produced however, is an original, intriguing but short novella.  And therein lies my issue with this book.  In my view, it had the potential to be a much bigger book, and for me at least, it felt as if the story missed some potentially good chunks of the narrative as a result.  This, in turn, made it seem like the conclusion was a little rushed.

That said, the character development and building up of the tension and mystery was accomplished and mature, and added real depth to the narrative.

Ultimately, I think that this was a book which was a touch unfulfilling, but an engaging way to spend an hour or two.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

About the author

david-profile.jpgMy name (full name anyways) is David Duane Kummer. I’m a freshman in high school, with a published novel and a collection of short stories. This is my platform for getting to know you better.

I live in a small, river-town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Along with taking care of younger siblings (I have eight total), I make time for writing in between school and sports.

I’ve been writing since I was young, with As Trees Turned Away being my first published work and She: A Horror Novel being my first published novel. I also have a novella called My Abigail which I’m the most proud of.

Along with writing, I am an avid reader and watcher of all things horror, and enjoy writing reviews on them for others who might want to know my opinion on them. (My opinion: Mark Edwards is the greatest horror author).

When I’m not writing, I enjoy talking with my hilarious friends and amazing girlfriend, spending time with my loving family, watching movies, and working out to burn all of the calories I get from binge-eating Hawaiian Rolls. Those things are really addicting, am I right? I’d rather get payed in those than money.

Anyways, thank you for taking the time to check me out. I’d love to get to know you better. You can contact me at davidkummer7@gmail.com (I promise I’ll answer every time) or check out my Amazon page HERE.

Have a great day!

Turn the page. Trace the plot. Tempt the panic.

author links

Website | Goodreads | Amazon

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