by Sue Rovens
A Horror, 2023 by Bowker, 242 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- There’s a few morally righteous or “religious” characters in this story who have an openly negative opinion of the lesbian characters. That was hard to read. I also didn’t love the way it was never really resolved. It’s even implied that those characters were right but misguided … which I really didn’t love.
- I wanted the creepy stuff slowed down a little. It seems to rush, letting the contemporary story lines take the majority of the time. I wanted the paranormal stuff to linger, build the tension.
- The ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions, which I’m fine with. But if you’re the kind of reader who likes all the answers, be warned.
What I Did Like:
- There’s a lot of details provided. They don’t detract from the story, instead making it easy for the reader to picture exactly what is being described.
- This has a twist on the traditional haunted house tale that I hadn’t seen before. It’s interesting! This could be explored more, almost turned into a series of sorts. Definitely something unique.
- Ed is a good character. Sucked into this world and dragged along, he’s perfect for leading us through this story.
Who Should Read This One:
- Fans of haunted house stories who are eager for something they haven’t seen before.