Book Review: The Samhanach – Author Lisa Morton

The Samhanach by Lisa Morton

“On a Halloween night 300 years ago, something rose out of a Scottish bog to curse the McCafferty clan. Now, in 2010, single mother Merran McCafferty finds her suburban Halloween celebrations torn apart by the arrival of the Samhanach, an ancient trickster demon. When the Samhanach tries to steal Merran’s young daughter, Merran is forced to put aside reason and accept that magic is real, and bogies really do exist on Halloween night.”

The second in Bad Moon Book’s annual Halloween novella.

The calender may turning towards December but for me Halloween is a year long celebration and what better way to celebrate our favorite holiday than a Halloween tale by none other than Lisa Morton.

Lisa is no stranger to Halloween, she is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on our favorite haunted holiday.

In “The Samhanach”, Lisa weaves a spooky, dark, disturbing tale that you can read in one setting. It’s a good thing to, once I started I was unable to put it down until the end. It is dark, disturbing and a hell of a lot of fun.

“The Samhanach” has everything a great Halloween tale should; an ancient curse, demons and monsters, trick or treaters, magic and mayhem, written as only Lisa could write it.

It is not unknown that I am a big fan of Lisa’s fiction and she delivers a truly memorable novella with “The Samhanach”.

If you have a free hour or so you could spend it in a lot worse ways than sitting down to read a Halloween tale crafted by a master storyteller. No matter the time of year “The Samhanach” gets my highest recommendation.

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