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The Grief Hole [Epub] ❦ The Grief Hole Author Kaaron Warren – Thomashillier.co.uk There are many grief holesThere s the grief hole you fall into when a loved one diesThere s another grief hole in all of us small or large, it determines how much we want to liveAnd there are the plac There are many grief holesThere s The Grief Hole you fall into when a loved one diesThere s The Grief MOBI :↠ another grief hole in all of us small or large, it determines how much we want to liveAnd there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centreSol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many loveTheresa sees ghosts she knows how you ll die by the spirits haunting you If you ll drown, she ll see drowned people Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused womenShe sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn t let that stop her Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him The Grief Hole, like all Kaaron Warren s horror fiction, has a particular nightmare flavour On one level it s a pure, anguished howl against the exploitation and abuse of the powerless On another it s like The Slap with added bamboo under the fingernails Ghosts weep and grotesques loom against a cruelly barren, detritus littered suburban background You wouldn t trust half these characters as far as you could throw them, and the other half you wouldn t want to be But beneath their machinations runs a continuous trickle of laughter so faint it might be pity, it might be inky tears You can t help but follow them, full of dread, into the darkness Margo Lanagan, best selling author and prize winner in speculative fiction It takes a writer of Kaaron Warren s talent and imagination to unflinchingly convey the horrors of the real world The Grief Hole is one of the most effective and affecting ghost stories I ve ever read Jeffrey Ford, multiple international award winning fantasy author Kaaron Warren s The Grief Hole is a powerhouse of a novel creepy, disturbing, and genuinely moving Theresa s interventions and, of course, the devastating aftermaths will haunt you long after you finish this book Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil s Rock.

    The Grief Hole PDF/EPUB ó The Grief MOBI :↠ a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many loveTheresa sees ghosts she knows how you ll die by the spirits haunting you If you ll drown, she ll see drowned people Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused womenShe sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn t let that stop her Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him The Grief Hole, like all Kaaron Warren s horror fiction, has a particular nightmare flavour On one level it s a pure, anguished howl against the exploitation and abuse of the powerless On another it s like The Slap with added bamboo under the fingernails Ghosts weep and grotesques loom against a cruelly barren, detritus littered suburban background You wouldn t trust half these characters as far as you could throw them, and the other half you wouldn t want to be But beneath their machinations runs a continuous trickle of laughter so faint it might be pity, it might be inky tears You can t help but follow them, full of dread, into the darkness Margo Lanagan, best selling author and prize winner in speculative fiction It takes a writer of Kaaron Warren s talent and imagination to unflinchingly convey the horrors of the real world The Grief Hole is one of the most effective and affecting ghost stories I ve ever read Jeffrey Ford, multiple international award winning fantasy author Kaaron Warren s The Grief Hole is a powerhouse of a novel creepy, disturbing, and genuinely moving Theresa s interventions and, of course, the devastating aftermaths will haunt you long after you finish this book Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil s Rock."/>
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  • 10 February 2019

About the Author: Kaaron Warren

I wanted to be a writer from a very young age, and wrote my first proper short story The Grief MOBI :↠ at I also wrote a novel that year, called Skin Deep , which I really need to type upI started sending stories out when I was about , and sold my first one, White Bed , in Since then I ve sold about short stories, two short story collections and three novelsI m an avid and broad reader but I also like reality TV so don t always expect intelligent conversation from me.



10 thoughts on “The Grief Hole

  1. Robert Hood Robert Hood says:

    Without a doubt, this is a superb and indeed powerful novel whatever genre you want to place it in I hesitate to call it a Horror novel though it is , because that incorrectly evokes certain responses in some people, who will incorrectly assume it is generic and gorily sensationalistic Believe me, you have never read anything quite like this Is it disturbing Yes, but in a thoughtful way as the best literature often is It creates a transcendent metaphor for emotions that affect us all The Without a doubt, this is a superb and indeed powerful novel whatever genre you want to place it in I hesitate to call it a Horror novel though it is , because that incorrectly evokes certain responses in some people, who will incorrectly assume it is generic and gorily sensationalistic Believe me, you have never read anything quite like this Is it disturbing Yes, but in a thoughtful way as the best literature often is It creates a transcendent metaphor for emotions that affect us all The writing is evocative, concise and carefully paced to make us follow the characters into a dark place before we realise what is happening and force us to feel it and then think about it The book is literary without being self conscious, the characters real and the emotions profound I highly recommend it

  2. Matthew Matthew says:

    One of the most brilliant and disturbing books I ve ever read Period Full review to come.

  3. Alan Baxter Alan Baxter says:

    Well, I ve just read the book that s going to sweep the horror awards this year, and maybe many other awards too A truly disturbing, yet poignant and beautiful piece of work This is Kaaron Warren at her best Beautiful, tragic, powerful Just brilliant.

  4. Ginger Nuts Ginger Nuts says:

    They say you shouldn t judge a book by its cover, and some people say you shouldn t judge a book by its opening line, however sometimes the opening to a book is perfect, you can t help but judge a book in this manner PictureThe opening to Kaaron Warren s THE GRIEF HOLE is a perfect encapsulation of why this book is such a triumph At first glance, it is a simple statement, but when you delve below the surface, this opening sentence is full of subtext, dread and a sense of finality three things They say you shouldn t judge a book by its cover, and some people say you shouldn t judge a book by its opening line, however sometimes the opening to a book is perfect, you can t help but judge a book in this manner PictureThe opening to Kaaron Warren s THE GRIEF HOLE is a perfect encapsulation of why this book is such a triumph At first glance, it is a simple statement, but when you delve below the surface, this opening sentence is full of subtext, dread and a sense of finality three things which perfectly sum up this powerful and evocative novel read the rest of the review here

  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read There were a lot of trigger points for me and it required a few sessions to get through The imagery is stunning and the characters are vivid Genre busting and broad in scope, it will amaze and shock you.Highly recommended Disclaimer I was a proofreader for this book for the publisher.

  6. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    She could reinvent herself Theresa sees ghosts The ghosts that Theresa sees are the ghosts that haunt you, the ghosts which indicate how you are going to die Mostly Theresa sees the ghosts of battered women she works to find emergency housing for women in crisis And how close the ghosts are gives an indication of how soon death might come Theresa helps where she can, but one of her interventions leads to her being injured Theresa, still grieving from losing the love of her life, moves fr She could reinvent herself Theresa sees ghosts The ghosts that Theresa sees are the ghosts that haunt you, the ghosts which indicate how you are going to die Mostly Theresa sees the ghosts of battered women she works to find emergency housing for women in crisis And how close the ghosts are gives an indication of how soon death might come Theresa helps where she can, but one of her interventions leads to her being injured Theresa, still grieving from losing the love of her life, moves from her home and job She moves to be with her aunt and uncle, who ve lost a daughter to suicide.Grief is personal it is both physical and psychic In this novel, Ms Warren constructs a world in which grief has its own momentum Theresa tries to recover her cousin s art for her art and uncle This takes her on a harrowing journey, into a physical grief hole from which few escape Along the way, Theresa meets Sol Evictus He s a charismatic singer, loved by many So why does Theresa think he needs to be destroyed And, given that Theresa can see no ghosts around him, how can he be destroyed Ms Warren has written a novel which takes me into some horrible spaces, with no real confidence that there is any light in the tunnel How can Theresa triumph against such evil It seems like Sol Evictus is untouchable except on his own terms I kept reading is this horror with lashings of fantasy, or vice versa Does it really matter While I m hoping that Theresa will triumph, that various family secrets will be explained, and that her aunt and uncle will find peace, I m thinking about the many and varied manifestations of grief.The book s artwork, by Keely Van Order, is perfect.The novel ended My thinking about it continues I can see why this novel has won a number of awards, including the top fiction award at the 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards, and Best Novel at the 2017 Ditmar Awards I suspect I need to add Ms Warren s other novels to my reading list Powerful, disturbing, recommended.Jennifer Cameron Smith

  7. Mieneke Mieneke says:

    Kaaron Warren s writing is wonderful I always enjoy her short fiction and the one novel of hers I read, Mistification , was absolutely amazing Warren always manages to create complexly layered, strangely weird stories that are genuinely creepy, and utterly compelling Her latest novel The Grief Hole, out from IGFW Publishing last week, is no different It s an intense story looking at grief in all forms, featuring a heroine who is at once sympathetic and somewhat off putting.At times it fel Kaaron Warren s writing is wonderful I always enjoy her short fiction and the one novel of hers I read, Mistification , was absolutely amazing Warren always manages to create complexly layered, strangely weird stories that are genuinely creepy, and utterly compelling Her latest novel The Grief Hole, out from IGFW Publishing last week, is no different It s an intense story looking at grief in all forms, featuring a heroine who is at once sympathetic and somewhat off putting.At times it felt as if the novel itself couldn t make up its mind about Theresa While she is introduced as an inveterate do gooder, mockingly named Saint Theresa by friends and family alike, at points in the narrative she is also shown to derive a certain twisted pleasure from working with the battered women she encounters as a social worker She gains validation and the self satisfaction of knowing herself to be a good person, especially in cases where she intervenes She has built her identity by being a helper if she can t help, she s lost In a way, Theresa is as much an emotional parasite as Sol Evictus is they both need others despair to function Theresa wrestles with the knowledge of this and tries to stay on the right side of the line, because she is a good person and wants to do the best she can Her arc in the novel isn t as much about her grief as it is about finding the balance between her desire to help, her gift of seeing ghosts, and the ruthless side of her nature that allows her to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals the side that her Aunt Prudence calls her monster.Theresa s gift is that she sees ghosts Specifically, she sees the way a person will die the clearer the ghosts, the closer the death She feels a responsibility to her charges to sometimes intervene and save them from their faith, by making sure that the cause of their death, usually their spouse, is removed However, things aren t always as straightforward as they seem and everything ends badly Theresa isn t the only one in her family to have a gift In fact, her mother s side of the family is rife with gifted people The one exception in the novel being her Uncle Scott, who confesses envy of his sister s gift and his lack places him outside the family It did make me wonder whether Amber did inherit a gift and whether this was in part what determined her fate The gifts are an additional complication to a complicated family history that sheds light on different ways of grieving Scott and Courtney s drinking, Theresa s emotional locking away of herself, Lynda s constant hostility, and Prudence s whatever it is These are all ways of trying to cope with a shattering loss, of trying to ignore the pain, and perhaps not so coincidentally preventing themselves from moving on.Interestingly, there is also a lot of caregiver s resentment in the book, both from the professionals, like Theresa and her co worker Raul, and from family members, such as Annie s mother Being patient and kind is hard and can be wearying, especially when it feels as if the person being cared for doesn t listen It s the frustration of seeing someone going back to a bad place, despite knowing it is the wrong thing to do, and the knowledge that they ll be the ones having to pick up the pieces when it goes wrong, again There is resentment all around really in The Grief Hole, as we also see Annie being hurt that Scott and Courtney shut her out, and they in their turn are mad at Annie and the rest of Amber s friends and their parents for staying away Theresa is angry at her mother for being spiteful and mean and at Tim for being needy and, in her eyes, weak Despite the emphasis placed by the characters on the importance of being kind and empathetic, most of them have a really hard time with actually being kind and empathetic.Grief can be expressed in many, many ways anger, resentment, guilt, despair, depression, resignation, and acceptance And all of these are reflected in The Grief Hole The horror in this book is purely psychological, despite Sol Evictus collecting gruesome art and some splatter passages It is an insidious form of horror, one that gets under your skin and stays with you, leaving you unsettled and wondering why I was absolutely captivated by The Grief Hole, drawn in until the last page Kaaron Warren is a fantastic writer, one who should be read by anyone who enjoys horror or the weirdly fantastic.This book was provided for review by the publisher

  8. Cat Sheely Cat Sheely says:

    I ve read several of Kaaren Warren s books with the Walking Tree being my favourite until this one I had kept the book for a day when I could read and concentrate and enjoy Kaaron s writing is unusual and absorbing, keeping you turning the page I m also very lucky to be acquainted with Kaaron.The story is about Theresa, a young woman with a special talent, seeing ghosts that show how people might die and how soon Her family is different and secretive, some with other talents as similarly unp I ve read several of Kaaren Warren s books with the Walking Tree being my favourite until this one I had kept the book for a day when I could read and concentrate and enjoy Kaaron s writing is unusual and absorbing, keeping you turning the page I m also very lucky to be acquainted with Kaaron.The story is about Theresa, a young woman with a special talent, seeing ghosts that show how people might die and how soon Her family is different and secretive, some with other talents as similarly unpleasant She s lost the love of her life and is still grieving and works helping battered women One of her interventions leads to a severe battering for herself As a result she leaves her home and work to stay with her Aunt and Uncle who have lost a child to suicide This move, in turn, leads Theresa on a very unusual investigation of a popular and charismatic entertainer, Sol Evictus and his unorthodox lifestyle.A horror story, a mystery thriller and a look at grief and all it s manifestations A fabulous read.Additionally, the artwork by Keely van Order is fantastic Not just the cover but several illustrations throughout the book enhance the eeriness of the storyline Keely is a talented illustrator and the cover art was the professional prizewinner at Conflux 12 in October 2016

  9. Randolph Randolph says:

    Now I know why this was published on Smashwords It proves my theory about awards too I didn t hip to the labial cover until just now since I had the Ebook edition Of course it looks nothing like the description in the text Bloody awful Truly appalling.

  10. Rose Hartley Rose Hartley says:

    A beautifully written, disturbing and surprising novel with two of my favourite things ghosts and revenge.

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