The Skates

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The Skates

When Reverend Renner stops at a yard sale and purchases a pair of nineteenth-century ice skates, it seems like a harmless piece of someone’s history he just bought, right? Wrong! These very skates seem to have a life all of their own. This is exactly what he finds out when his life turns upside down and crazy events start happening to him. He needs to find out more information about these skates and he needs to look into what past history has imprinted on them. Having nowhere else to turn, he asks Dale Quist, ex-linebacker, for help even though he’s the last person he really wants helping him. Together they set out to find the mystery behind these skates and why Reverend Renner is being troubled by them as much as he is.

This was a fabulous story that I’d categorize as part paranormal and part mystery. Right from the start, I was intrigued by the story. I wanted to know the history behind the skates and exactly what was going on with all the crazy experiences Reverend Renner was having. I loved the storyline because I’ve never read anything before this about ice skates having supernatural effects on a person and it seemed like a great concept to write a story around. Well, Mr. Rigney didn’t disappoint this reader. If you’re in the mood for a well-written, short horror story, you might want to look into this one. I’m glad I did!


Book Blurb for The Skates

A tragedy from the past that will not die.

Reverend Renner’s quiet, well-ordered Michigan life is turned upside down after he purchases a pair of nineteenth-century ice skates at a yard sale. First an enormous black dog takes to following him all over town, and then the skates attach themselves to his feet in the middle of the night. Frightened but curious, Renner seeks help from the one man he’d most like to avoid, ex-linebacker Dale Quist. Together, Renner and Quist work to unravel the mystery of the skates, a potentially fatal task that will lead them to England, and one of London’s greatest historical disasters.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 4.50