The Splintering Place
by Venessa Kimball
Release Date: October 18, 2021
Welcome to Gideon House. A quintessential Victorian masterpiece, with a presence bold enough to bolster a deeply rooted family dynasty, draw in the curiosities of its legacy, and sustain the darkest secrets brimming within its exquisitely aged walls.
Isabel Prado has been offered a job too good to refuse. All expenses paid and an extremely generous salary to care for the elderly Mrs. Joan Gideon - a renowned author and award-winning screenwriter of mysteries and the macabre, now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
As Isabel moves into Gideon House to care for the matriarch of the estate, she’s hopeful this opportunity will give her the security she’s been seeking all her life. But both Gideon House and its inhabitants are hiding sinister secrets … secrets that are slowly unleashing a trail of terrifying supernatural manifestations before Isabel’s eyes.
As Mrs. Gideon’s mind deteriorates under Isabel’s care, Isabel must determine if the ailing widow is conjuring the menagerie of horrific hallucinations through her broken mind to unveil the mysteries kept hidden within Gideon House, or if it’s Isabel’s own sanity splintering, bringing forth her haunting past she thought she left buried years ago.
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Horror
Cover Design: Mosaic Dragonfly Productions
Not your typical bedtime story, October 20, 2021
Not your typical bedtime story. I have eagerly awaited this release for some time now, & as soon as my pre-order was fulfilled I dove in. In hindsight probably not the best thing to do since I did not want to put it down & ultimately ended up wide awake in the wee hours of the morning no longer able to sleep as this story loves to get in your head. Psychological thriller/horror indeed! A must read....but...you might want to do so in the daylight hours. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this tale!! I was intrigued by the Gideon House & it's tale as well as the vast array of characters. I really liked Isa & her tios! Quincy is a riot too!! There are some not so likable characters you will soon find & some terrifying ones as well. They all make the story richer & give it depth, mystery, & fright. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
At the age of five, Venessa Kimball began writing books made of scrap paper and bound with colorful yarn. The worlds she created were about beautiful unicorns and heroines. In 2012, Venessa published her first novel as a career author. She’s currently independently published.
Venessa is the best-selling author of eight novels. Her books fall into the categories of adult romantic suspense and science fiction/ urban fantasy thriller, as well as psychological/ horror thriller. Venessa has also published a Young Adult coming of age series for her teen readers.
When Venessa’s not plotting a new novel or writing, she’s spending quality time with her family and three dogs in Austin, Texas.