An Angel On Her Shoulder

An Angel On Her Shoulder➮ [Ebook] ➩ An Angel On Her Shoulder By Dan Alatorre ➺ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A series of unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter as they seek to determine whether they are possessed paranoid or collectively going insane Meanwhile forgotten clues from A series of On Her PDF Ê unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter An Angel Epub / as they seek to determine whether they are possessed paranoid or collectively going Angel On Her Kindle Ó insane Meanwhile forgotten clues from the father's past may indicate forces are at work in ways ominous than any of them could have imagined. SummaryDo you feel lucky or unlucky?That’s the uestion Doug Kenner asks himself over and over again as tragedy after tragedy strikes his family But what if its than luck? What if something sinister is at work? With three tragedies striking his family three years in a row each intense than the last Doug and his family face the possibility that something supernatural is after them The uestion is why? And why do they keep happening around his daughter Sophie’s birthday?From the “A series of unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter as they seek to determine whether they are possessed paranoid or collectively going insane Meanwhile forgotten clues from the father’s past may indicate forces are at work in ways ominous than any of them could have imagined”What I likedDan demonstrates once again an amazing imagination and uniue tactic at storytelling This is a gripping story of a family man pushed to his limits to find out what he believes and what he holds dearestThere are some truly hair raising events in this story that have rightly brought to other reviewers minds’ a parallel to Stephen King’s The ShiningI don’t think I’ve come across a book uite like this one It has a powerful potential to be a great supernatural thriller that everyone will talk about for years to come That’s comparing it with the likes of King and KoontzWhat I didn’t likeI stress that it has the potential for greatness but it falls short Dramatically short for meWhere does the flaw lie? To my eye in the editing I say to my eye because others may read this book and not find any problem where I found muchThe narrative over explains events under develops a few characters and takes a subplot nowhereThat last bit might be a bit harsh There are elements of the subplot that do play into the overall story in important ways but these elements could have been woven into other areas of the story without the subplot and not lost anything It was a bit disappointing because there is a lot of potential in this subplot to take the whole story to the next level of story greatnessConclusionCan I recommend this book?There are uite a few readers out there that are loving this book You can see them on And they all have a great pointI want to love this book I grew up reading King and Koontz This is my kind of storyI just can’t though The errors I mentioned above on top of some basic repetitiveness and distracting word choices make it difficultStill I say go read it You may not get hung up on these things I mention in this review You might be like the many who have loved it and raved about it If you do good Good for you and good for DanFor me? I’ll look wistfully in the distance wondering about what could have beenDisclosure I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review I really enjoyed the audio book version of this story and thought the narrator had a very good voice and reading style The style of this book reminded me a bit of Stephen King's book It where he goes back in time to the children's childhoods for pieces of the story which help to explain how the events in the book all fit together in the endAlatorre's main character Doug is an ordinary man with a good job and a lovely family He adores his wife and small daughter and enjoys spending time with them and going on family holidays The story starts with an unexpected and nearly tragic incident in the parking lot at a wine farm which appears initially to be frightening but not completely out of the ordinary; accidents and tragedies do happen in life  When Doug starts to realise that this latest incident is another in a seeming series of similar events he starts to wonder what is happening to his family Is this normal or is there to these near tragedies than meets the eye? Doug sets out to investigate the matter and learn about why these incidents are occurring  His investigation leads him to a priest at his local Catholic Church and other interesting characters who delve into the world of spirituality and the occult Something out there doesn't like his attempted intervention though and is determined to step up its efforts to achieve its goals  Very creepy and yet written with a sense of possibility that makes it all the eerie Dan Alatorre conveys his story in a way that really plays on the readers emotions and imaginationI rated this book five out of five stars I thought this book was entertaining and thought provoking I enjoyed this book The story flowed well and I could not but it down I survived two hurricanes and I was a Catholic so I could relate to this story Dan is a great story teller and I look forward to reading his next book I received a copy of this book from this author and this is my voluntary review I chose to read and review this supernatural thriller with a twist by Dan Alatorre because I am a great fan of his work The last book I read ‘Poggibonsi’ nearly had me splitting my sides I laughed so much There is always such a strong human element to his writing which adds to the magicFrom the brilliant opening chapter I knew this book would be good The unusual chapter arrangement threw me at first but I soon realised how well it gradually ramped up the tensionParts of the story were traumatic enforcing the deep and dark theme of this book despite being about a happy family unit The main characters Doug Mallory and their daughter Sophie are portrayed so well you feel you have known them all for years and makes what happens to them all the terrifying and exciting to readThe supernatural element was handled well really down to earth stuff that will raise the hair on the back of your neck time and againNear the end of the book was another shocking chapter and then the unbelievably terrifying footage of being caught in a storm So well depicted I felt soaked to the skin and scared to death as the lightning rent the airNot many books have me cheering at the end but this one did and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller ReviewAngel On Her Shoulder byDan AlatorreI received a free copy of this novel from the author for an honest reviewI loved this novelThe storyline is tight and moves along without any hesitations or disruptions to the flowIt is built around a family Doug the father Mallory the mother and Sophie their little girl Strange occurrences with disastrous conseuences happen around this family and lead Doug the father to seek help from first the church and later on independent helpThe story follows Doug as he searches for help amidst a backdrop of a hurricane brewing and the seedier side of his townThe backstory is skilfully weaved in and at times the writer can be likened to Stephen King in how he tells the excerpts of Doug's early life which have bearing on the storyThe ending of the story is a real page turner and I hope there might be a second novel to comeThe writing is excellent the pace fast and the characters extremely believable He could be writing about your family or your next door neighboursI couldn't put this book down If you love mysteries with a supernatural twist then you will love this novel as much as I didHighly recommended Not About The ParanormalIf anything I’d say this story is mostly about Christian religious beliefs with regard to good vs evil protagonist is a lapsed Catholic with a melange of supernaturaldivine elements and entities thrown in—Voudou relic veneration etc It’s difficult to explain without dropping spoilers so I’ll leave it at that I was hoping for paranormal with horror elements but this wasn’t it Also I was not frightened whilst reading so this is not even close to Stephen King’s “The Shining” or even “Doctor Sleep” Not to mention Clive Barker’s books For about 13 of the book I kept reading because I thought the author was working up to the frightening bits What made me skim read were reiterations of backstory during in the flashback chapters “That car hit her and she flew right up in the air”Author and humorist Dan Alatorre became a first time dad at the age of 47 a daughter by the name of Savvy His comedic debut book Savvy Stories tells humorous tales about a loving dad who sees the magic in children and isn't a bumbling stooge about changing diapers like some TV sitcom Dan was born in Ohio and graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa Florida before earning an MBA from Tampa College Dan Michele and Savvy live in the Tampa area Beware There is a problem with reading Dan Alatorre's book Savvy Stories Series They are addicting Few writers today have that keen gift for finding the humor in challenging situations and Dan has a secure place at the top of the heap for comedic writing He knows how youngsters think and better ye he knows how to appreciate their joyful outlook and wisdomNow After his many successes in writing humor Dan turns his attention to the paranormalghostpsychicsuspense book genre – and here he succeeds just as well His talent is so fluent that after the first few pages deciding whether or not Dan is capable of entering ‘the dark night’ is succinctly answered positively ‘“Call 911 CALL 911” The man’s shouts ripped through the tasting room of scenic Hillside Winery At the counter Mallory lowered her brochures for 2017 vintages and glanced over her shoulder unable to see who had called out The other customers two dozen or so elderly tourists and a smaller group that called the server by name were looking around too With confusion working its way into their expressions nobody moved or called 911 The man’s voice rose straining with fear and urgency as his words boomed down the hallway and spilled over them “Somebody call 911 There’s been an accident in the parking lot” A robust fellow gray at the temples but broad in the shoulders and belly pushed away from the tasting counter and headed toward the shouts “Martin” The woman next to him reached out for his arm “Don’t You’re not on duty” He didn’t break stride “A cop is never off duty” Rejoining the others at the granite countertop his wife muttered to herself but for the benefit of anyone within earshot “Retired ones are” Mallory set down her Virginia Wine Country pamphlets and smiled at the woman The officer’s wife sighed having found a willing audience “He just can’t relax He’ll—” “Jenny” From the window Martin wheeled around his eyes wide “Tell the bartender to call an ambulance Now Tell them there’s an accident with severe injuries and we may need a medevac unit” Where does this opener lead? The very terse synopsis offers a hint – ‘A series of unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter as they seek to determine whether they are possessed paranoid or collectively going insane Meanwhile forgotten clues from the father's past may indicate forces are at work in ways ominous than any of them could have imaginedSo Dan Alatorre can summon the chills and thrills of a supernatural horror story Where will he take us next? A captivating paranormal tale would recommendAn Angel on Her Shoulder by Dan Alatorre and narrated by David Bosco is a captivating paranormal tale with religious undertones It has a Supernatural esue feel to it so if you are a fan of that show give this a try The narrator David Bosco was exceptional as usual I’ve made it clear in previous reviews I am a fan of his narration and look forward to his future books and how he progresses as a narrator David enunciates well and has an easy to follow pace I highly recommend himWhat to expect Doug and his family wife Mallory daughter Sophie have oddscary things happen to them at the same time every year I won’t go into specifics due to spoilers There is a creepiness to it but not a jump out of your seat type Friendships family the unknown clairvoyance religion and general life eventsoutings are present throughout The book has a slower build stick with it and I doubt you will be disappointed The story is told between the past and present time I had no problems with the changing back and forth as it’s very clear when it changes Despite the religious aspect it was not preachy It may or may not have you thinkinguestioning the “what ifs” that have happened in your life I really enjoyed the parts when Doug was a kid at times it added humor to the story I wish some of the characters would have came along sooner Tyree A couple things I didn’t care for 1 The emotional annoying wife cliché Maybe if she had some character development I’d feel different? Or played a larger role at the end? Whatever the reason she didn’t sit well with me 2 There were a couple parts I wish had a little to them I would listen to another book if a seuel was in the works Overall I recommend especially if you enjoy paranormal religious themesParental guidancetrigger warnings religion Christianity angels demons suicide of mother and her baby via train voodoo Hitler talk killing him hypothetically via a game kids made up kid sees murders or attempted murder someone is injured from a automobile adults drinking not in excess It’s possible I missed some as once I got into the story it was difficult to remember to write stuff downWords S word x4 F word x2 h3llx24 crap x9 damn x21 I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my reuest and have voluntarily left this review Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book This was the second book I read by Dan Alatorre and let me say it was legit A man and his family tend to be surrounded by tragedies But not normal tragedies that we all tend to face one time or another These are tragedies that happen around the same time every year Desperate for answers our main character Doug will stop at nothing until he gets themAn Angel on Her Shoulder is a beautifully written story that keeps you turning the pages It does go back and forth between the present day and Doug’s childhood a few times which at first made it confusing because there were no dates letting you know that we’ve traveled to the past You’ve have to read a little bit to realize it However later on it didn’t bother me as much I suppose I had to get used to it Eventually the way the childhood chapters were told were so smooth my mind immediately clicked to the scene at hand Especially chapter thirty threeThe tension in the story was slow building but not in a bad way at all It was actually a very good way to tell the story It leaves you with wanting and then slams you with tension every so often until you reach the final conclusionThe characters were extremely likeable and realistic especially Doug He’s just a normal husband a normal dad that wants to do right by his family and take care of them by any means necessary Even if it means stepping way out of his comfort zone in search of uestions for a confusing situationThe only thing I would have suggest would be to erase the final sentence on the last page I won’t say what it was but I feel the inclusion of the final sentence diminishes the wow factorOverall this book is definitely worth the readFor book reviews visit An Angel on Her Shoulder by Dan AlatorreBook starts out with praise from others and table of contentsStory starts out with a few things alternating chapters that don't make sense As time goes on you can understand it so stick with itEvents follow a husband and wife and young daughter as they all have dreams and things are happening that make them feel weird lucky but they were so close to dyingOther story that has alternating chapters is about young teen age boys as they grow up near Indiana Funny thing about these stories is they mimic much of the way we grew up in New England as we had tons of relatives and kids to play with as we lived next door to one another Always something to do to get intro troubleHusband seeks help from a priest then a seeker who has answers that help explain things til they don'tLots of adventure and magical mysterious things happen along the trail they will keep you on your toesEnjoyed the read although it's not one of my favorite genres I'd read from this author because of his style of writing Liked the religious interventions and prayers along the waySection on the author is included at the endOther works by the author are highlighted and summarized at the endI received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion