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September 22, 2015

Review: 12:07 The Sleeping by L. Sydney Abel

by Claire Rees

Recipient's eyes were clamped open. Electric filament burnt 12:07. The number had been given. Many have the number. But only one is for this Messenger.

The Review

In 12:07 The Sleeping by L. Sydney Abel, Lance has a perfectly normal life. Both he and his wife have good jobs and despite the fact that they had lost a baby years earlier, they were still relatively happy. Lance goes to work each day, eyes up his beautiful secretary but does not touch and returns home each night to his wife Katherine.

The only thing that causes him problems are the nightmares he had been having since he was a child.
In enters Mr Green, the man without a soul. He tells Lance that Lance was one of the ‘Unwanted’ and that these nightmares are real. They are ‘the sleeping’ and they are coming for Lance's soul.

There is a fight and as Katherine is not willing to give up her husband's soul so easily she readily becomes his ‘protector’ willing to go to extremes to save him.

I read 12:07 The Sleeping in one sitting and is by far one of the best paranormal books I have read so far this year. The writing is very creative and descriptive. The characters and story line have been well thought out and imaginatively done.

I recommend this book highly to those who love paranormal creepiness mixed with heaven, hell, darkness and light.

Buy 12:07 The Sleeping at Amazon

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (258 pages)
published: July 2015 by Speaking Volumes
ISBN13: 978-1628152678
genres: horror, suspense
source: author
read: September 2015

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  1. Not really my style, but it does sound intriguing!

    Here's my Teaser/Intro for this week:

  2. This one sounds too creepy for me....LOL. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “PRETENDING TO DANCE”

  3. It's an interesting premise but just isn't grabbing me. I do hope you enjoy it.

  4. My book was based on personal experience of Sleep Paralysis or Old Hag Syndrome. I have suffered from Sleep Paralysis since the age of five. The sensation of something shrouded in black laying on top of me, suffocating me, is terrifying. One day I feel The Sleeping, as I call them, will take my soul.
    I would like to thank Claire for her positive review.

  5. I would love to read this book as I to suffer from sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome, these are real medical conditions people, google if you don't believe, now Mr Abel,who won the book in the like share contest?

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. Erica, the like and share post is to win a £10 Amazon gift voucher and ends on October 31st-good luck!

  6. BTW👆 that was me,Erica Hardesty Helms from the sleep paralysis group :)

  7. I don't know why my comment showed up as unknown user LOL

  8. For ‪#‎BlackFriday‬ weekend my Paranormal horror ‪#‎Kindle‬ book 12:07 The Sleeping will be 99p/$1.50 on Amazon sites. Reviews would be appreciated.
    Goodreads review-"I recommend this book highly to those who love paranormal creepiness mixed with heaven, hell, darkness and light."