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Reviewed by Christine I Speakman

Written by Christina Barber

Electronic book Publication: 2006

Cost $7.99

Pages: 179

Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Horror

ISBN: 0-9740537-0-8

Publisher’s website 



A late night, whispered campfire story for the eyes.


Her father was a psychiatrist.  She spent her summers and school breaks at his place of work – Greystone Psychiatric Park.  He was killed the day they closed the Park’s doors.   Who did it isn’t as important as why Alecia, his daughter, is still having nightmares about it.


Who or what haunts Greystone Psychiatric Park?


Ms Barber’s tale “Greystone” is a first-person account of self-discovery through hidden memories and unknown horrors.  Reading this story felt like a sinister scandal, one best kept hidden in the bowels of the 1876 built building, was being entrusted to me and me alone.


This made for a curious and refreshing horror story.  Most times, a horror story is told in the dark with creepy shadows and quick movements seen only from the corner of the eye.  “Greystone” has that, but there’s a hushness, a silence, to this story.  Maybe it’s because of the location…a psychiatric hospital…maybe it’s the buried memories of Dr. Alecia as she rediscovers her father and her time played within the hospital walls.


I appreciate the intimacy of “Greystone.”  It made a captivating change from the normal horror tales.


If you like the scary tales told around campfires late at night, give “Greystone” a try during the day…night time if you dare.

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