*I was provided with a e-ARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley, but my review is all my own opinion and thoughts*
18 July 2017 (Today!)
Horror, Thriller and Paranormal
“Kelsea Stone can’t remember her childhood, and frankly, she doesn’t really care. She’s doing fine on her own in L.A. without any family to tie her down. But when she finds out her estranged birth parents have died and left her their house in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, she discovers more than just an inheritance waiting for her in the mountains. An angry presence lingers there, and it won’t rest until it has had its revenge.”
Kelsea: I thought she was an okay character, I wasn’t really attached to her, but I also wasn’t annoyed with her and I could see me making the same decisions she made. And to be honest I would be scared out of my mind in her situation, I wouldn’t even consider staying in the house in the first place.
James/Jimmy: I think his character could have been more flashed out and I would have liked it if I had seen more from his perspective.
The world building and suspenseful scenes were very well described in my opinion. I felt the tension and I wanted to continue turning the pages to see how everything would end. At those suspenseful moments, I was sucked into the story and I wouldn’t have a grasp of time or reality.
I am not going to say anything about the ending, because this is a thriller and horror novel where you are constantly wondering how it would end. Because of the genre you already know that thing will be bad as the story progresses but the ending is a mystery. All I will say about it is that I wasn’t that satisfied with the ending.
Overall I enjoyed reading this, the ending was a bit of an anti-climax to me. But I really enjoyed the way to the ending. I love the suspense which was build up and the POV you get from the spirit at the end of some chapters, I really enjoyed that. I personally think this has also some mystery vibes to it and I love reading a good mystery/thriller. And I am drawn to ghost stories, I love being scared, that is when a horror novel has done a great job in my opinion. And this novel did scare me, so I would recommend it.
- Suspenseful moments
- Short chapters
- Page turner
- Great mystery/thriller aspect
- For me not really a connection with the characters
- I missed a bit in the character of James
Overall rating: 3.5/5 stars