High Lonesome Sound

High Lonesome Sound

In the sleepy mountain town of Moon Hollow, Virginia, there is a church with a crooked steeple. No one will say for sure how it got that way, but it?s the reason the whole town gathers every Decoration Day to honor the dead. But this year, there are two fresh graves up on Cemetery Hill, a stranger?s come to town, and the mountain?s song is filled with dark warnings. The good In the sleepy mountain town of Moon Hollow, Virginia, there is a church with a crooked steeple. No one will...

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Title:High Lonesome Sound
Author:Jaye Wells
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:198377779X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

High Lonesome Sound Reviews

  • Vickie
    Feb 02, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

  • Nancy
    Aug 10, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

    Interesting Story High Lonesome Sound is different than my usual choice, but the story was intriguing and pulled me along. The characters were compelling and their growth and change fascinating. ...

  • Darcy
    May 13, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

  • T. Frohock
    Aug 17, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

  • Melliane
    Feb 05, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

  • Jennifer Jamieson
    Feb 13, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

  • Amber
    Mar 13, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

    Interesting Story High Lonesome Sound is different than my usual choice, but the story was intriguing and pulled me along. The characters were compelling and their growth and change fascinating. ...

    Readers of King will love this. Wells does a great job of isolating the reader in this remote creepy town for a showdown between good and evil. But even the bad guy is relateable, so you feel sorry for him by the end. A study in human flaws and insecurities - I couldn't put it down! ...

    Enchanting read! I don't usually review books, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line was creative and mesmerizing. The characters were well developed. I loved the mountain folklore element. Great book! ...

    This book is very different from what I normally read and honestly if I didn?t know and love the author I probably wouldn?t have given it a chance. I?m glad I did! ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jaye Wells is a great storyteller. ...

  • Danielle
    Feb 08, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

  • Kris
    Feb 17, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

    Interesting Story High Lonesome Sound is different than my usual choice, but the story was intriguing and pulled me along. The characters were compelling and their growth and change fascinating. ...

    Readers of King will love this. Wells does a great job of isolating the reader in this remote creepy town for a showdown between good and evil. But even the bad guy is relateable, so you feel sorry for him by the end. A study in human flaws and insecurities - I couldn't put it down! ...

    Enchanting read! I don't usually review books, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line was creative and mesmerizing. The characters were well developed. I loved the mountain folklore element. Great book! ...

    This book is very different from what I normally read and honestly if I didn?t know and love the author I probably wouldn?t have given it a chance. I?m glad I did! ...

  • Elisa
    Aug 01, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

  • Mike Finn
    Sep 11, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

  • Chris Bauer
    Feb 24, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

  • Shannon
    Apr 20, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

  • Mary Mascari
    Mar 02, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

  • Laura Drake
    Apr 06, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

    Interesting Story High Lonesome Sound is different than my usual choice, but the story was intriguing and pulled me along. The characters were compelling and their growth and change fascinating. ...

    Readers of King will love this. Wells does a great job of isolating the reader in this remote creepy town for a showdown between good and evil. But even the bad guy is relateable, so you feel sorry for him by the end. A study in human flaws and insecurities - I couldn't put it down! ...

  • Lauri
    Feb 17, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

  • Brandy Macdonald
    Jan 19, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

  • Marsha Hubbell
    Jan 21, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

  • Wendy Nelson
    Feb 27, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

  • Miki Quick
    Jun 12, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

  • Sandra Robards
    Jan 25, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

  • Jo Dawson
    Jan 24, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

  • Tori Meskell
    Mar 11, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

  • Amy Braun
    Mar 01, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

  • Paul Goat
    Jan 26, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

  • Michelle Palmer
    Jan 25, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

  • christi
    Apr 04, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

    I'm a big fan of Jaye Wells. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after I got started it was clear again why I loved her and her writing. What a story teller. I finished the book in less than a day because I needed to know what was going to happen! Intense! ...

    Interesting Story High Lonesome Sound is different than my usual choice, but the story was intriguing and pulled me along. The characters were compelling and their growth and change fascinating. ...

    Readers of King will love this. Wells does a great job of isolating the reader in this remote creepy town for a showdown between good and evil. But even the bad guy is relateable, so you feel sorry for him by the end. A study in human flaws and insecurities - I couldn't put it down! ...

    Enchanting read! I don't usually review books, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line was creative and mesmerizing. The characters were well developed. I loved the mountain folklore element. Great book! ...

  • Doreen M. Reineking
    Mar 01, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...

    Look out Jack Tales. We got a new legend in town. High Lonesome Sound has a deliciously slow build of suspense into horror. Jaye Wells takes on a journey through many perspectives. The small town girl with magic in her blood, the egotistical writer that needs to rediscover his pass...

    Loved this book! I binge read the whole second half of it because I wanted to see what was going to happen. Then sad that it was finished! The story hits everything you would expect in a gothic horror novel. The characters immediately came to life for me and are written so well tht I...

    Wow This is such a well-written story and so different from other books I've read by Jaye Wells. I know some people don't like books written from multiple POVs because they can get confusing if not done well, but when it's done right it adds so much more to the story being told. Thi...

    4.5 stars, that book was good. But going in, you should know there is a lot of set up and getting to know the setting, people, and their background. So the crazy action doesn't go down until the last 100 pages or so. It is worth it. Freaking A. Very satisfying. Upsetting too. My favori...

    Wow, just wow! Im not one for many words but this book just kept me turning pages. The characters came to life and played like a movie in my minds eye. I couldn't put it down, well I didn't willingly anyway, I needed to know if Ruby got her song back after so much heartache. ...

  • Eddie Generous
    Mar 21, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

  • L.M. Hinton
    Mar 03, 2018

    A gothic horror set in the heart of Appalachia; Wells? High Lonesome Sound is a darkly immersive storytelling tour de force. When struggling horror novelist Peter West rents a cabin in a remote place called Moon Hollow for a few weeks, his goal is to find the seed of a new story?...

    I initially picked up this book, because Wells mentioned on Twitter that her urban fantasy fans didn't want to read her Southern Gothic novel. It was nice to stumble into that conversation, because I told her that after reading her blurb, High Lonesome Sound seemed right up my alley, a...

    I've read a number of novels by author Jaye Wells in the past and have always enjoyed her style of urban fantasy and other variants. "High Lonesome Sound" is a horse of an altogether different color. Gothic Southern. Appalachian horror. Coal country noir - the labels are endless but...

    2.5/5 I?ve always loved all of the Jaye Wells?s novels that I read and when I saw that she was releasing a new story, I was very intrigued! How not to be? The author brings original and different ideas from what we usually found here. It is thus very intriguing to discover th...

    Fantastic edge of your seat reading I love Jaye Wells's writing, so it's obvious why I would choose this to read. However, this is different from anything I've read from her up until now. She's created a town, a world, that is rich and full of stories, and made it a suspenseful, ed...

    Horror writer Peter West is watching his life go off the rails. He hasn't written a new book in too long, and his ex-wife is now writing an expose book about their life together. He's depressed, but random inspiration found in a book about ghostly mining towns gives him the kick in the...

    I love Jaye Wells. Have done since my intro to Sabina Kane. Haven't met her? RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is first in the series....go..get...it! Horror takes many forms. I like mine with atmosphere. Draw me in, make me scared, make me care what's going to happen to the characters, make me...

    I?m a huge fan of Jaye Wells and her urban fantasy series. When I heard she was writing an American gothic tale, I could hardly wait. ?High Lonesome Sound? has it all ? fear, horror, shock, suspense, death, decay, family curses, ghosts, madness. But it also has beauty, nature, ...

    I loved this book. It was haunting and tense, with a beautiful use of words to set the mood and build the feeling of dread and anticipation of the horror to come. The characters: a young woman raised in a small mountain town but yearning to leave, an elderly granny/wise woman whose w...

    WOW!!! I have enjoyed several of Wells' Urban Fantasy books but this was amazing. A small town run by a deacon of the church. An author who comes upon a story about the town in a book of small town legends. A girl who just wants out of the small town. Two bodies that have been...

    Demons and legends and a dash of witchcraft - everything I love in a book! High Lonesome Sound is the tale of a man looking for a story, he didn?t plan on entering a different world. And Moon Hollow is definitely a different world. Steeped in local lore and history, the town is as mu...

    When I started this book I was unsure where the story would take me, and a little hesitant about the fact it jumped from character to character every chapter. I was worried I would not be able to get to know the characters in depth but I was definitely wrong to worry. Jaye did an amazi...

    I was excited what I saw that this author came out with a new book and intrigued that with this book she jumped to a different genre than what I normally read from her. Sadly this one didn't work for me. I made it 65 pages before giving up, a big reason why is that I was bored while re...

    I was a fan of Jaye Wells from her great Prospero's War books. High Lonesome Sound is very different, and a real leap in quality. It still has the fast pace, and, like her other books, I had a hard time putting it down (I devoured it in 2 days), but there's a new dimension in this one....

    I experienced "High Lonesome Sound" as a very uneven novel which had some very strong moments in it but didn't really deliver on its promise. I liked the originality of both the nature of the underlying evil that rises to the surface in the book and the forces used to confront it. ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review From very early on in this novel, the style felt familiar, but it had been years, so it took me a couple hours to figure it out. HIGH LONESOME SOUND reads very much like a book from the golden period of Dean Koontz? career. It?s written in a fast, but ful...

    WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that this book is rough on your emotions. It's not going to shy away from harsh and grim realities, and more often that not, it's going to punch you in the feels (and it shows little mercy to authors, either). But it's AMAZING, and absolutely worth...

    Wow! What a ride! I love everything Jaye Wells puts out and this is no exception. We get the story from several characters' perspectives (some relatable and likeable, but some not so much). At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep all the characters straight in my head, bu...

    A great friend gifted me with a copy of the newest book from author Jaye Wells. I read the first chapter and immediately wanted more. But then life intervened and I had to put the book down for a bit. Well, I started it again and read it in a day. I put everything else aside. I even co...