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The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper

Heather Glasgow is concerned about her 11 year old daughter, Natalie. She can’t wake her during the day, the little girl’s body gives off waves of heat, and at night she becomes something terrifying.

Midwife with an interest in the paranormal, Margaret Willow, attempts to help Heather and Natalie, but has this kind soul bitten off more than she can chew?

Piper is a horror writer to watch. She takes beloved mainstays of the genre and writes them in fresh, exciting ways. Her characters are real and there is a deeper dimension to her stories.

Natalie Glasgow is possessed, as the title informs, but the focus is on the damage her possession causes to those around her. Her worried mother, who will do anything to heal her daughter. The woman who tries to help them. The greater community at large.

I liked Margaret Willow’s methodical approach to the problem and how Natalie’s affliction was almost treated like a medical condition that could be cured.

I liked the depth of the themes present in this novella, such as the sins of the father, the strength of a mother’s love, and how what we do has long reaching consequences.

However, there were a couple of niggles that kept this being a five star read for me. I really wish this book had a different cover, because it ruined an aspect of the plot and I got frustrated with the characters for being so slow at catching on.

I would also like to learn more about Natalie’s deceased father. Given his importance to the story, I would like a few of the hints about him to be expanded upon.

I award The Possession of Natalie Glasgow

The Possession of Natalie Glasgow is available for $1.36 ebook and $8.63 print book on Amazon.

Click here to read my review of Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper.

11 thoughts on “The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper”

  1. It’s so true about what you say about the cover giving too much away! The same goes for the title of a story: “Dulcie murders her husband with a box of matches” tells us too much. Also WP tags can ruin any storyline surprise. Sorry to go on – I’m just so pleased you made a reappearance on my computer screen!

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  2. Good review! I’ve read this one. Haha, I was clueless until late in the book what the heck was on the cover. Maybe it’s kinda obscure for people like me. I just thought “monster” and plunged into the book. The descriptions of Natalie’s movements were really good. I could feel the vibrations through the house.

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