(from Night Owl Reviews)
- Number: 9781610091886
- Release: June 5, 2015
- Author: Eileen Magill
- Availability: E-Book
- Genre: Suspense
- Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
- Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries
This is a book you won't be able to figure out until the very end. The author gives you a young mother who has recently been widowed. She has two children and on top of that, she is the takes care of her elderly aunt who has dementia. She decides to buy a house. That's when the author gets you into the story. He has you digging your heels in hard. This house was supposed to be a home, a place of refuge and peace for her, the aunt and the two children. The author doesn't lead you down that traditional path. The story is well written, has you on the edge till the end and the characters could be your next door neighbors. This un-traditional path is the fact that this house was the scene of some gruesome murders. I know as I was reading this, I started to feel a little uneasy. The author did an amazing job of putting that hair raising feeling in your arms and that inability not to look around the room several times as you read each page. It gives you the real sense that the doors and windows should be shut tight and LOCKED! I've read a lot of scary books but for some reason this one hit that spot that makes your spine tingle. This book will grab you at any moment on any page and once it does, you can't get loose. You would never know that this was written by a first time author. You get attached to the characters like you know them and you actually get to care about them. To me a good book is where you can relate to the characters, and relate you can to this entire book. It makes you wonder if, there could have been murders in your own home and you just never heard about it. Wouldn't that be creepy? You think, as the reader, you can get to the bottom of mystery but somehow you just can't put the hammer on the nail. That is, until the end, the very end. Then when you're done with the book, the book is done but you, the reader, aren't. You are left wanting more. Another sign of a good book. Where's the next book going to come out? Soon, I hope.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews in exchange for my unbiased review.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
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