Sunday, March 7, 2010

Charles Gramlich's CHIMES

Dena sucked in a mouthful of air, almost gave in to a yell. The chimes gonged and clanged. Her finger tightened on the automatic's trigger and she clenched her teeth. A gagging sound came from downstairs. Quiet followed.

"Mommy?"
I bought a Kindle this week (more about that soon) and one of the first ebooks I bought was this edge of your seat thriller by Charles Gramlich. What I like about CHIMES, and actually all of Mr. Gramlich's stories, are the believable characters that anchor the plot. Dena is a woman raising her child alone after her husband was raped, couldn't handle it, and split. When she hears chimes coming from downstairs where there shouldn't be, she realizes she has an intruder in her home. Her instinct in protecting her child and dealing with the trespasser are all handled masterfully. The story is a brisk read with some unexpected plot twists, and the ebook is priced very reasonably through Amazon's Kindle Store. Whole-heartedly endorsed.

18 comments:

Kathleen said...

Chimes sounds absolutely chilling. That Charles is one talented dude!
Nice review by another talented dude! Thanks, David!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a scary read, I will check it out.

Charles Gramlich said...

David, thanks for the very nice review. I appeciate it!

David Cranmer said...

Kathleen, Why thanks for the compliment.

Anonymous, You will get a chill out of CHIMES. Enjoy.

Charles, Not a problem. A great read.

I checked out the Damnation Books website and am impressed with their set-up. I will wait until their submissions is open again and try my hand at it.

Charles Gramlich said...

They are a gung ho group with a lot of energy, and determined to push their stuff, which I like.

David Cranmer said...

Good to know. When I get a chance I'll send something their way.

Clare2e said...

Cool, David! Glad you've joined us in the kid-e-pool, and hope you're enjoying your gadgetry. Charles' story is way better to christen it than a broken bottle!

David Cranmer said...

Clare, Kid-e-pool. Ha. You will be mentioned in a up coming post. Stay tuned...

Dave King said...

Sounds like the real deal, as do the pirates. I await to hear about the kindle.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

A Kindle...think of the possibilities...

sertech said...

I am awaiting your opinion on the tech. What version are you holding?

David Cranmer said...

Dave, I hope you check them both out. Very deserving stories.

Alyssa, I'm still discovering.

sertech, The latest version. So far, I'm impressed.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

A lovely reviev. As for the kindle I'm the only one in my bookclub who as yet to buy one but I've vowed to myself that I'll make it through my masive to-be-read-pile before before giving into peer presure.
Warm regards,
Simone.

Diane said...

Will look for your Kindle take with interest. I don't have one, is this story available in print?

David Cranmer said...

Simone, It is and isn't as addictive as I thought. More soon...

Diane, It’s an ebook.

Randy Johnson said...

I just downloaded it into my computer as I don't own a Kindle either. Works just fine.

David Cranmer said...

Good point for those who don't have a Kindle. Thanks Randy.

Erik Donald France said...

I loved it! Downloaded it to my laptop which worked very nicely, with a large font.