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  • Title: Verliege
  • Author: Micheal Rivers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1st Place Runner up Literary Fiction Award 2014 GH The Paranormal Awards 2014 Winner TURNING THE PAGES 2013 Book of the Year SupernaturalSemi Finalist KINDLE BOOK REVIEW Best Indie Books Award of 2012 Suspense HorrorCAN YOU BARGAIN WITH THE DEAD Alicia was everything to Adrian Bolt long overdue success finally afforded him the dream of taking her to Germany.1st Place Runner up Literary Fiction Award 2014 GH The Paranormal Awards 2014 Winner TURNING THE PAGES 2013 Book of the Year SupernaturalSemi Finalist KINDLE BOOK REVIEW Best Indie Books Award of 2012 Suspense HorrorCAN YOU BARGAIN WITH THE DEAD Alicia was everything to Adrian Bolt long overdue success finally afforded him the dream of taking her to Germany They purchased Verliege Castle while vacationing It was the perfect atmosphere for a writer Their life took a new direction A ghostly world lay in wait for anyone living within the walls of the castle waiting, watching for eternity to keep the Mueller name upon its registers Verliege, a chilling paranormal and urban fantasy mystery, begins at Arlette Mansion in the mountains of West Virginia Prisoner and author Adrian Bolt was transferred there accused of the brutal murder of his wife She was found brutally murdered by an antique sword His conviction by a German court was as swift as the sword that killed her Adrian had not spoken since her death until Dr James Pellitere was able to break his silence A deal was offered to Pellitere Travelling to Germany with a paranormal investigative team they searched for evidence that would clear Adrian and prove him innocent While at the castle, Pellitere is confronted by the supernatural residents A battle begins over the secret of the 9 and a prophecy is in jeopardy of becoming unfulfilled.

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    1. Verliege by Micheal Rivers is an incredible read. I love a good ghost story, but Verliege is so much more. The book begins with the current owner of Castle Verliege recounting his tale to a psychiatrist. For me, just this section of the book alone was enthralling. River’s has a gift for description and writing in a smooth, fluid prose. I could imagine every inch of the castle and come to understand its complex and intriguing history as Adrian Bolt described it. It’s the rare writer who can a [...]

    2. I haven't read a good ghost story in a long time. I'm excited to say I finally found one in VERLIEGE by Micheal Rivers, but don't be fooled, it's so much more than that!The first part of this novel is told by Adrian Bolt to his doctor James Pellitere. Adrian is accused of killing his wife and refuses to not only tell his side of the story, but to talk at all until he meets James. The tale he tells is beyond creepy. I'm not one for spoilers so I'll only say that Adrian and his wife are haunted fr [...]

    3. The reader initially believes the story to be focused around the psychologist who is treating a man imprisoned for the murder of his wife. The man describes his experiences living in a haunted castle, and his interactions with the ghosts of the castle. While the reader believes the story to be focused on this psychologist, the plot unfolds into something much bigger, much greater, with dark and light.This story is fast-moving, and it completely catches you off-guard time and time again. It is in [...]

    4. Verliege had me hooked from the beginning. I love a good ghost story & this one, by Michael Rivers, kept me thinking about it even when I was not reading it. Between reads I could not wait to get back to see what was going to happen next. The story kept me in constant suspense. The details made everything seem so real, as if I was actually in the old haunted castle swept back in time with the occupants and the ghosts. It was like no other ghost story i have read before. The story had detaile [...]

    5. This fantastic book by Micheal Rivers gripped me from the very first page and would not let go of me! It begins with Adrian Bolt (who is accused of murdering his wife)confiding to his doctor James Pellitere. After two years of complete silence he tells the unbelievable story of Verliege.The story is a very chilling one, Castle Verliege is haunted and the spirits inside of the castle took hold of Adrian's wife from the moment she took her first step into the castle. There is an incredible twist t [...]

    6. VERLIEGE is a fine paranormal thriller in which both the people and the ghosts are seldom what they appear.Michael Rivers’ novel divides into two basic parts. In part one, a psychiatrist travels to a secret American prison to meet with a convicted murderer. In the course of his treatment, the doctor is able to draw out the man’s story, which borders on madness. Rivers uses a technique in this first section that reminded me of the early chapters of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO. He has the c [...]

    7. This is the second book I've read my this author. I really enjoyed the other book, so I was anxious to see if he could capture me again Yes, yes he could!There are all kinds of twists and turns to this book, and the story moves along at a good, fast pace. I often find with a story of this type, authors get bogged down in telling the back story, and how it relates to the current story, the story line suffers for it. That didn't happen with this book. The reader is given the information that is ne [...]

    8. I read this book for the author. The book sounded interesting and it did not disappoint. This book is nothing like anything I've ever read before.I was hooked on the book from the very first page. I wondered what was Aiden's story. Did he really kill his wife? The truth is something I never saw coming. To be honest this book was written so beautifully and with such vivid imagination that I never saw any of the twists or turns coming. It was amazing to read.The author has such a vivid imagination [...]

    9. Some things are better left alone. Secrets are better left buried. Sometimes greed and curiosity will cause you to loose your life, or take a life. Micheal Rivers's Verliege is a short tale but will leave you feeling like you just finished a 300+ page novel. A spooky ghost story of a read, quite a few times I would have goosebumps all up my arms. Rivers's writing is so descriptive you will feel like you are there, in the story, watching as every single person who walks through those castle doors [...]

    10. Review posted on from TKSwannMichael Rivers has done it again with Verliege. This book grabbed me with the first paragraph and although I have since finsished it, I feel as though I am still being held. You will think you know the direction the book is taking, but Michael has cleverly inserted paths to lead you down that you are unaware of until you're on them. You will feel like a character from the book, not knowing what's coming next. Your intelligence will not help you here, you cannot figu [...]

    11. I enjoyed this book very much even though I usually do not read thrillers. I do believe in ghost and hope most of them are nicer than the ghosts in this novel. I had wanted several of the characters to be the hero in the story but I am not sure any lived up to what I would call a hero. Each character was written very well and you either like them or you hate them. I understand the author Micheal Rivers is no stranger to ghosts and I read more novels by this author you can count on it. If I could [...]

    12. When Dr. James Pellitere arrives at Arlette Mansion, a federal prison, his patient, Adrian Bolt refuses to speak. After all, his wife is dead - Bolt stands convicted. After James wins Adrian's trust, what follows is an incredible ghost story from a castle in Germany - Verliege. Gathering a team of experts, James sets out to prove Adrian's innocence - and in the process encounters generations of Ghostly occupants. Great story expertly told.

    13. I think this book is an excellent example of a Paranormal Mystery. It has a whodunit factor - the question is was it human or spirit?Dr. James Pellitere was visiting his patients at a unique sanatorium. He met and heard Adrian Bolt's story. After which he became entangled in a series of events that had him visiting Verliege for himself.If you love Paranormal and/or Mystery books then I highly recommend Verliege. Warning: you might not want to read it in a haunted building.

    14. All I have to say is "Wow"!!This book was fantastic. The books starts off as a psychiatrist drives into a high security mental asylum and then it turns into something much, much more. Without giving too much away, there is twist in the story that I didn't even see coming.Will I read this book again? Absolutely!!Will I recommend it to family and friends? Absolutely!!

    15. Wow this was such an amazing book! Micheal Rivers is such a talented writer and this story will take you on a journey from the first page! Wow! Loved it !

    16. Hard Reading With A Tight PlotThe books is tightly written and has quite an in depth plot. I guarantee this read is more then you bargained for.

    17. It was something I approached unawares. I think I started the journey around 8 o’clock that night. As Adrian Bolt’s tale began to unfold, it appeared as though time stopped, except that it was well past midnight when I chanced a glance at the clock again.In a nutshell, Dr. James Pellitere, a psychiatrist of some renown finds himself on the grounds of Arlette Mansion—a sanitarium of sorts—faced with the baffling case of one Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Adrian Bolt, accused [...]

    18. In compliance with FTC guidelines, I disclose that I received this book for free from the author, as a followup to winning a contest through First Reads. That being said, I found Verliege to be a fascinating book, from beginning to end. I can't wait to see the movie; the special effects will be fantastic! (Is anybody in Hollywood reading this?) I'm not really sure how to classify this book. Although it is loaded with ghosts, it is definitely not a Horror composition. While it relies heavily on [...]

    19. Micheal Rivers novel, Verliege, I found engaging and difficult to put down. As usual, life interfered with me reading this in a couple of sittings.In the story, Author Adrian Bolt and his wife, Alicia buy a castle in the town of Verliege in Germany. After living there several years, Alicia is found murdered. Since Adrian was the only one home at the time, he is convicted of her murder and sent to private seclusion in the Arlette Mansion in West Virginia to be treated by Psychiatrist Dr. James Pe [...]

    20. I'm not prone to reading ghost stories, but Michael's premise intrigued me. The tale unfolds from the mysteriously built Arlette Mansion, built to hose those whose crimes were worthy of prison, but whose money could buy them a more comfortable place than the typical concrete cell block. Adrian Bolt, I love this mane by the way, is at once a hypnotic and auspicious character. Having not spoken to anyone since his wife's demise. So his motives for opening up to the Doctor, James Pellitere is immed [...]

    21. Review of Verliege by Micheal Rivers5 stars“Verliege” is a fast-paced Supernatural mystery/thriller which keeps readers simultaneously intrigued and guessing “What’s next?” Focusing on a German castle built very early In the 17th century, and the American couple which comes to possess (and be possessed by) it, the story will have readers checking over their shoulders and listening for strange, unexpected, footsteps and voices. The cliché is: “If something is too good to be true-ofte [...]

    22. I had a hard time rating this book. I rated this 4 stars because it was good. I didn't love it. I certainly didn't hate it.It started out strong. Adrian telling the story to his doctor. It was spooky and mysterious. I thought for a while that Adrian was a ghost himself but I was just trying too hard to figure out the plot ahead of time. The end of Adrian's part of the book was a shock and made me ready for part 2. I was looking forward to seeing the haunted castle through the doctors eyes. Was A [...]

    23. Dr. James Pellitere, a well-respected criminal psychiatrist, is directed to a secret prison for wealthy convicted felons in order to assess one of the inmates, Adrian Bolt, who was convicted of chopping up his wife, Alicia, in a German castle they had acquired overlooking the town of Verliege. Adrian has not said a word for over two years since he was found next to his wife's body holding a bloody sword, so Dr. James is surprised when Adrian suddenly begins to calmly tell him about the castle an [...]

    24. Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for reviewing it.After reading a preview of this book, I was very excited to delve into it. Sure enough, I was rewarded with a mesmerizing tale. The author is quite gifted with prose, and his flowing sentences draw you in to the world of psychiatrist Dr James Pellitere and his new client, Adrian Bolt. Adrian has been convicted of killing his wife, and has not spoken a word to anyone. Dr Pellitere gets him talking, and Adrian has qu [...]

    25. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I wasn't sure I wanted to read this when Mr. Rivers first asked me, but I decided to give it a shot. I am glad I decided to read it, I was captivated by the story line from the very beginning. The story of Verliege and how it came to be was intriguing. The ghosts fascinated me, I found myself wanting to know more about their lives and what held them there. Devoya even frightened me at times with her hatred and greed, she was a f [...]

    26. Wow, what a story! There is so much more to this book than meets the eye; twists, turns, plots, ghosts,and a surprise ending. I really enjoyed this book, the characters were well thought out and the story was told in a way that kept me entertained.I loved the trajectory of James' character. In the beginning there was an overall benign quality to him that somehow disappears towards the middle of the book making him a wee bit more likable. Adrian is charged with the murder of his wife and hasn't s [...]

    27. I enjoyed reading Verliege, although I have to say this is not the usual genre I read. I liked the shift in the story from the psychiatrist's treatment of Adrian to the return to the castle of Verliege. I think Michael is a very talented writer, and that the twists and turns were sometimes unexpected and kept my attention throughout the book. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is that I sometimes felt a lack of personal connection to some of the characters, although this may have been in part [...]

    28. This was a well-written piece with truly excellent descriptions, however, although it started out with a great deal of promise, it did not end as strongly as it began. Somewhere along the line, it seemed to get encumbered by too many subplots and too many twists that, in my opinion, tended to muddy the waters in what was an interesting premise on its own.Except for that very personal observation, I very much enjoyed this novel and would recommend it very highly to fans of the supernatural! I fou [...]

    29. This is a rather weird ghost story. It starts off as a "who did it" murder mystery with the possibility that the murderer is a ghost. This seemed promising so I kept reading but now I wish I hadn't. I think the author was trying to combine a ghost story with political intrigue and druidism but it just became an abomination. At the end of it I was left scratching my head wondering what the hell it was that I just read.

    30. Really enjoyed this book, its pace and the twists and turns. It was edgy, atmospheric and engaging. The only negative for me (and it's a personal preference) was the short, punchy sentences which are employed throughout. I found that I wanted the narrative mixed up more, to read some longer sentences in with the snappy ones. It's a small point but one I couldn't move away from despite the excellent story. Four stars and well worth a read. :-)

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