Marcella Campbell's Sellers of Souls is a Macabre Journey into the World of the Occult

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There's history in the old Jessop home in the village of Middlebrook. There's history, too, in the community itself, much of it the kind of history best kept quiet, under wraps, away from prying eyes.

Middlebrook is, after all, a small community, the kind of community that harbours its deep, dark secrets. It is the kind of place where the neighbours may know each other, but only in the most superficial way. They do not know what lurks beneath the surface.

Into the village of Middlebrook, into the old Jessop home itself, comes a new family, blithely unaware of the home's history and very uncertain how they will be received by their new neighbours. In Middlebrook, acceptance does not come easily -- it has to be earned.

That's part of the backdrop to Sellers of Souls, a fascinating new fiction novel from the pen of Marcella Campbell, a veteran journalist who has worked in the fields of newspapers, radio and TV, handling a broad spectrum of writing and reporting assignments that have ranged, in her own words, "from mundane to murder.''

Sellers of Souls captures the reader right from the opening chapter. The arrival of the new family in Middlebrook sets the stage for the plot to unfold -- and then sets off a series of highly unusual events. People are dying -- gruesomely and grotesquely, in some cases -- and the police have no explanation; they are left hanging, puzzled and without answers.

It becomes clear, as time moves forward, that the forces of good are being challenged daily by the dark forces of evil. The big question, the frightening question, is whether those powerful, deeply sinister forces of the occult will win out.

Author Campbell captures the terrifying spirit of Sellers of Souls perfectly: "I invite you,'' she writes, "to read Sellers of Souls, to drown in its reality and come up for breath only when you turn the last page.''

Lovers of the macabre, readers fascinated with witchcraft and the occult, will love Sellers of Souls. It's a page-turner, the kind of suspenseful novel you just cannot put down.

Sellers of Souls
by Marcella Campbell
ISBN: 9780981023403


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