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Alessa's Melody Review

I highly recommend placing this on your list for Christmas reading next year!


Rating: 5/5

Having been responsible for the death of his sister fifty years before, the lonesome and grief-stricken Louis Delacroix works as the butler of a mountain estate belonging to a dying steel tycoon. His fragile world falls to pieces upon the arrival of a young girl, who possesses a special and familiar talent that threatens to drive Louis over the edge.

 

I’ve now officially read all of Ducharme’s novellas! And I’ll just say, there is nothing Ducharme can’t write that I won’t enjoy. While this doesn’t beat the top spot of his novellas, currently held by Come Forth in Thaw, this is a close second place! This was such an amazing psychological horror.


We follow an elderly gentleman who feels guilty for his little sister’s death fifty years before. Then his world gets turned upside down at the sight of the granddaughter of his boss, who he believes is his sister reincarnated.


The entire premise is simple enough but it really packs a punch! This left me absolutely speechless after it’s 90 pages. The pacing was great, keeping me captivated all the way through. And while I didn’t necessarily find the events that occur surprising, it was the details around it that left me shocked.


This left me absolutely speechless after it’s 90 pages.

And not only was this great to read, this surprised me by taking place around Christmas! Making this another great holiday horror! I highly recommend placing this on your list for Christmas reading next year! Especially if you enjoy dark psychological horror reads!