Martin, a celebrity photographer, and his wife Vanessa, take a holiday in Black Mountain to reignite their relationship. When they become swept up in the death and destruction inflicted by violent weather, Vanessa is convinced that the storms are malevolent, and supernatural in origin. Martin dismisses her fears as fantasy and becomes increasingly more obsessed with photographing the events unfolding around them, placing both their lives at risk.
On the Wind’s Breath is the second book for Melbourne based author Lynette McClenaghan, following in the footsteps of Drew’s Party. Recently published as an e-book On the Wind’s Breath presents as an easy relaxing read.
Black Mountain holds a place in the heart of Martin and Vanessa as a highlight of the earlier days of their relationship. Returning to mark a milestone in their relationship and rekindle the flame they find Black Mountain is not as it use to be. The wind howls and mysterious events cause them to both think differently about what they are seeing and experiencing. Containing freak storms, unexplained accidents and faces that haunt, On the Wind’s Breath is a fiction that has you weary of each breeze that blows your way.
I love the cover of On the Wind’s Breath. Supernatural and eerie yet thought provoking the eyes in the clouds call you and leave you with a feeling of wonderment and mystery, drawing you to the content within. The story line follows through leaving no disappointment on what you expected from the cover or title.
Lynette McClenaghan writes with a relaxed style that is easy to read. On the Wind’s Breath would sit nicely with the teen plus reader, with the main focus of the book being the town and the supernatural experiences that Martin, Vanessa and their new journalist friend George find themselves part of. On the Wind’s Breath blends the difficulties found within relationships with that of making new friends. Lynette McClenaghan turns the simple natural event of wind and the devastation nature can cause into a supernatural experience that touches the lives of many and takes the characters on an unexpected journey. Within On the Wind’s Breath Lynette McClenaghan has successfully used the reality of progression within society, life, love and relationships to create mystery and supernatural events.
I was surprised to find On the Wind’s Breath listed on Google books as Fiction/Horror/ Occult and Supernatural. I do not feel it contained the strength of suspense that readers of these genre would be seeking. It is easy to see where the supernatural comes into play with the wind having a mind of it’s own and faces appearing but the horror I could not see and the occult to a minimum. This listing could lead to disappointment by those who are readers of horror/occult fiction.
Overall On the Wind’s Breath is a light read suitable for all. It presents and sits nicely on the e-reader and provides the break from reality that is often needed when sinking yourself into a book.
For further information visit www.lynettemcclenaghanauthor.com
Available in eBook at www.palmerhiggsbooks.com.au
review: Jennifer Deaves