Faces Behind the Stones
by Fran Lewis
April 24 - May 19, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
A funeral can evoke sadness on the faces of those attending, especially when they reach the cemetery. Looking at those faces, I begin to wonder what they are thinking, and possibly what they are hiding.
As I scan the tombstones, I contemplate whether many of the faces behind these stones were wronged during their lives and I can hear them speaking to me. They want to tell me how they ended up here. Were they guilty of great evil in their lives, or were they wrongly accused?
Listen as they tell their stories, and chills will run down your spine as you learn: What lies behind the
stones, because each of these voices was silenced in life by the evil of others.
Hear their words...
understand their reasons...
and then decide:
Were the Accusations wrong?
Praise for Accusations:
"Fran Lewis's newest edition to her Faces Behind the Stones series is something you'll want to read during the day. If you get in bed planning on reading a few pages until your eyes become weary, it's not going to happen. You'll find yourself waking up more and more as the pages turn one by one and the secrets behind so many lives and souls are revealed. For anyone who contemplates death and all it might have in store for us, including its raw inevitability, this is a must-read."
~ Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Thriller and Shamus Award-winning writer of The Remains, the Dick Moonlight PI Series, American Prison Break, The Embalmer, The Shroud Key, and his brand new novel, Moonlight Kills
"These amazing stories from Fran Lewis — like stories from Stephen King or The Twilight Zone — will captivate and haunt you long after you turn the last page. Lewis is a unique storyteller who opens the supernatural door for us to hear the dead tell their spellbinding tales and reveal their secrets. An unforgettable read!"
~ R.G. Belsky, author of the Clare Carlson mystery series
"Accusations is eerily captivating … thought-provoking… a warning. The stories convey a dark, eye-opening theme—pay attention!
Fran Lewis dives into timeless issues with an almost gothic style of story-telling that will keep you reading and feeling every story as it unfolds. Fran sends a message in her stories. Can you feel it?"
~ TJ O’Connor, award-winning author of The Hemingway Deception
"Once again, Ms. Lewis has a hit with Accusations, the fifth book in her Faces Behind the Stones series. It’s a surefire hit! This is the most chilling of her books to date!!!"
~ Karen Vaughan, author of Dead to Writes
"Silent Voices speak from the grave in this gothic-style collection of short stories by Fran Lewis.
If you ever felt wronged and thought of revenge, one of these characters in Accusations could do the job for you and do it well. And you might find you agree with me that some of the characters deserve what they get.
The atmosphere and characters feel real in these stories, and you are drawn in to see what happens next. At times I was there with them in their GRAVES. I read the whole book in two short sittings.
Fran Lewis is one of my go-to authors for great short stories. As a short story writer and reader myself, I was fascinated by the fabulous imagery in this collection.
You can find more stories like these in Fran’s other books; Faces Behind the Stones, Bad Choices, and Hidden Truths & Lies. Enjoy this read!"
~ Jan Holiday
Published by: Fideli Publishing
Publication Date: December 2022
Number of Pages: 164
ISBN: 1955622302 (ISBN13: 978-1955622301)
Series: Faces Behind the Stones | Each is a stand-alone set
Book Links: Amazon
Accusations is the fifth book of short stories in author Fran Lewis’s Faces Behind the Stones series and is another interesting collection of tales from the grave. Headstone by headstone, the spirit of the person below ground narrates their life story and how they came to their final resting place. Many relate a story of a voice silenced too soon; others will need the reader to decide whether or not they deserved what happened.
There is quite a range of tales and circumstances for the reader’s consideration. Although the first couple dealt with teachers and working in a public school district, the rest have few similarities or connections. Some tell of desperate situations and despair, with the speakers ending their misery themselves. Further into the collection, the stories get darker and more horrific in nature. Quite a few characters are horrible, horrible people. I couldn’t stop reading.
The stories are told in an almost stream-of-consciousness fashion and, at times, are difficult to follow. Some offerings still felt like rough drafts in need of additional polish. Still, I recommend ACCUSATIONS to readers who enjoy short stories and horror fiction.
Fran worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years. She has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration. Currently, she is a member of Who's Who of America's Teachers and Who's Who of America's Executives from Cambridge.
She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school's newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites.
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