Wednesday, November 09, 2016

REVIEW TOUR: ONYX WEBB, BOOK 3 by ANDREA WALTZ and RICHARD FENTON



Title: Onyx Webb
Series: Onyx Webb #3
Authors: Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Published: October 27, 2015
Source: Author


Welcome Back to the World of Onyx Webb. This is Book Three. (Episodes 7, 8, and 9) One reviewer describes it as: "A suspenseful ghost story with a light touch of horror, a heavy dose of gruesome, and a cast of characters where some, but not all, are exceptionally creepy."                                                                                                                                                                                          The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In Book Three... It’s in the late 30's and Onyx and Ulrich have started a new life  in Crimson Cove, Oregon. It’s 2010, and Koda Mulvaney is picking up the pieces  of the latest tragedy and still looking for the girl in the mirror. Paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge have a run in with a ghost at the Open Arms. It’s the 60's and Declan Mulvaney is building the family fortune - a good intent with horrible consequences. 




No one expected a severely burned and highly medicated woman to attempt an escape. No one was even watching her at all.
An hour later, Onyx found herself walking barefoot through the woods in a complete state of utter delirium, following the sound of the ocean waves to keep herself heading west and using the light from the full moon to guide the way.
How far could it be from the hospital to the lighthouse? Onyx wondered. She had no idea. Her mind was incapable of producing answers.
Onyx could see her breath in the night air as she stumbled forward and realized that—in her desperation to get back to the lighthouse—she’d failed to consider a variety of important things, including how cold it was outside.
Onyx had also forgotten to put on her shoes.
Six hours later, Onyx emerged from the woods and stopped dead in her tracks when she saw Clayton Daniels Jr.—Sheriff Daniels’s son, the deputy sheriff—standing guard at the lighthouse door.
No, no, no. 
Onyx staggered back into the woods, exhausted and deflated. She lowered herself to the ground and leaned against a tall pine. What do I do now, Daddy?
From where she was sitting, Onyx could see out over the cove, the full moon hanging in the sky like a giant white Christmas ornament. She was so tired, racked with pain, and delirious from the lack of energy. 
Katherine, if you are truly an angel sent by God to do his work here on Earth, I could use your help. 
Then Onyx heard them.
Wolves howling somewhere off in the distance.





When I started this series, I never expected to be so caught up in it.  Here we are 9 episodes later and I still can’t get enough of Onyx Webb.  It just keeps getting better with each episode. I can’t wait to begin the next book in this quirky, yet entertaining saga.

In this installment, I was given insight into how the lives of my favourite characters have progressed. Ulrich is still up to no good. The actions of his past have come back to haunt him, forcing him to renew his mission of killing Onyx.  Will he succeed this time?   I learnt how Declan Mulvaney went from being a poor orphan to the billionaire he is today and what he lost in the process of building his empire. It explored in detail his relationship with his grandson Kouda.  My suspicions, about whom the girl in the mirror was, were finally confirmed.

The characters intrigued me from the outset and I was eager to learn more about them. I was curious to know what influenced their decisions.  I could not help but like them, from the villains to the not so perfect ones. What made it even more intriguing was that some of them were not even among the living. The fact that they have gone unnoticed is a mystery within itself. New characters were introduced which has added to the mystery. I am eager to find out what is their role in this tangled web.

It was interesting how the authors incorporated real life events into the story, which helped to give it a realistic feel.  It was filled with twists and creepy events which were no surprise, as this was what I have come to expect from this series. The stories switched between different time periods, however, it was easy to follow. Eventually, as you progress through each episode the connection between the characters will become clear.  The story was fast paced, intriguing, entertaining, addictive and well written. This is the type of story that will push you to go outside your comfort zone when it comes to reading a particular genre.


Verdict:
If you love ghost stories and mysteries, you will enjoy this series.  Even if you are not a fan of ghost stories, I would recommend that you give this one a try as you may be pleasantly surprised.



FAVOURITE QUOTE
"The human mind and body have near-infinite capacities to do a myriad of things. One of those capacities, unfortunately, is the capacity for regret. I regret not waiting to find true love. Having been in such a rush to live, I forgot to be true to myself. I regret not staying in touch with the people I loved, chief among them my father. I regret believing I could find peace and happiness in any place other than within myself. I regret not having the courage to find my courage sooner. I regret having traded so much of my time in exchange for money to purchase things I did not want or need".
I received a copy from the author. The opinions expressed above are based on my honest view and is in no way influenced by any form of compensation.





About Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton


Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are a married writing team. Most well known for their business fables, they’re professional speakers who teach audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.  The Onyx Webb Series is their first serious dive into fiction. Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Their favorite genres are suspense, thriller, crime and anything of a paranormal nature which is how Onyx Webb turned into a mash-up of all their favorites!

Website: www.OnyxWebb.com

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