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Grave’s End by Elaine Mercado Review

Title: Grave’s End

Author: Elaine Mercado

First published May 1, 2001

192 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.69


Grave’s End by Elaine Mercado is a chilling account of one family’s thirteen-year-long struggle with a haunted house in Brooklyn, NY. From the very beginning, the family is plagued by strange sensations, sounds, and smells that escalate into physical aggression directed towards them.

Despite their attempts to cope with the situation, they are unable to find peace until they enlist the help of parapsychologist Dr. Hans Holzer and medium Marisa Anderson. Together, they discover the dark and tragic secrets buried within the house at Grave’s End.

If you’re a fan of true horror stories, this book is a must-read.

About the Author

Elaine Mercado is a remarkable woman with a diverse set of skills and experiences. As a devoted wife and mother of two daughters, she knows the importance of balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

With over nine years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has earned licenses as both an LPN and a registered nurse.

Mercado’s passion for patient care extends beyond the physical realm. While working as a medical-surgical RN and later in the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, she became fascinated with the psychological aspects of healthcare.

She began studying the mind-body-spirit connection and exploring paranormal phenomena.

Over the past fifteen years, Mercado has attended countless lectures and workshops to deepen her understanding of different types of hauntings and the current theories behind them. As a locally published writer, she has even shared her insights on topics such as these with readers of The Brooklyn Baron and The Nursing Spectrum.

Beyond her work in healthcare and writing, Mercado is also an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor. She and her second husband operate a business called Learning For Life that offers CPR training to hospital and hotel personnel.

Despite her many accomplishments, Mercado remains grounded and committed to her family. She still resides in Gravesend with her loved ones, and her dedication to helping others shines through in all that she does.

Editoral Review

Elaine Mercado’s Grave’s End is a chilling account of one woman’s journey through the paranormal world. First published in May 2001, the book offers a harrowing and often disturbing glimpse into the supernatural realm, and is a must-read for those interested in horror and paranormal genres.

Elaine Mercado is a seasoned writer with a penchant for horror and the paranormal. In Grave’s End, she does an excellent job of blending fact and fiction, creating a world that is both authentic and surreal.

The book is written in a style that is both engaging and informative, making the reader feel as if they, too, are a part of the story. Grave’s End follows the story of Elaine, her husband, and their two children as they move into their dream home.

However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when they realize that the house is haunted by malevolent spirits. The family is soon subjected to a series of terrifying events that threaten to tear them apart.

One of the strengths of Grave’s End is the character development. Elaine is a well-rounded character who is both relatable and flawed.

Her struggles with faith, love, and family are palpable, making her all the more endearing to the reader. The pacing of the story is also exceptional.

Mercado knows just when to ramp up the tension and when to provide a much-needed respite. The plot structure is well thought-out, with each event leading logically to the next.

Furthermore, the book offers a glimpse into Puerto Rican culture, revealing customs and beliefs that are not commonly known outside of the island. This cultural significance adds depth to the story and gives it an authenticity that is lacking in many horror novels.

However, Grave’s End is not without its flaws. The paranormal phenomenon described in the book may be too intense for some readers, and may be difficult to read for those who are easily scared.

Additionally, the book may be too detailed for some readers, and may feel like a lecture on paranormal activity at times. Despite these limitations, Grave’s End is an excellent read for those interested in horror and the paranormal.

The book is well-written, engaging, and informative. It is a great addition to anyone’s horror library and is sure to leave a lasting impression on the reader.

In conclusion, Grave’s End by Elaine Mercado is a great read for horror enthusiasts. The book has everything that one could expect from a horror novel, including a well-crafted plot, engaging characters, and a healthy dose of scares.

Any fan of the genre is sure to enjoy this book. For these reasons, we give Grave’s End a five-star rating.

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