So this one isn’t that long, but it took me quite a bit to get through it. I read a few pages yesterday, and then the rest today whenever I felt like reading. Why I was struggling with reading this? Well, the story just was so slow, and then there were all sorts of things just magically happening which just felt to me like someone didn’t want the story to end and just made up all sorts of things to make the story longer. And another reason was because some stuff is going on in my life and my mind is just wandering all over the place for most of the time. 🙁
And unlike many ghost books this one just stars one house. And that was quite interesting, I am generally used to having more than one place mentioned in a book, so it was a delight. But, again, at 30% of the book I was wondering how much longer the story would go on, it can’t possibly be another 70% right?
Well the author keeps adding new things the whole time. Oh you thought it was just x, oh no, here is y, a, c, d, oh and did you know z and b also had a hand in this? While the additions were creepy (well not always, but mostly) they were also a bit silly and it just felt like the author didn’t want the story to end just yet so she just kept adding.
But the story was still very creepy. The ghost, or I should say ghosts, were all pretty creepy, some more than others. The end battle was epic, and I had goosebumps all over my arms. I was really curious as to how this one would end, would everything end peacefully? Would the ghosts be happy? Will our family be able to live in peace?
I also love that in the second part Dale wasn’t around. Thank heavens, because he was just terrible. I can imagine that he may not have believed in the ghosts, or tried to hide his fear, but I hated his attitude, hated how he treated his wife and daughter, how he drank, how he was rude towards people who were just trying to help him, and I could go on. No, Dale was not my favourite character.
Our MC? I had to get used to her. She was at times quite mean towards Stacey, and later also towards Jake. I get that she may not want to have assistants helping her, but well, sorry girl, this job is just too dangerous to do alone. Not to mention all the research and stuff you need to do. You need help. And Stacey is a great girl (who got more and more awesome with each passing page), and even Jake proved he was a good guy.
But later on she became a much better character, plus I just loved her kick-ass attitude and that she didn’t let things mess with her. It was also great that we saw some of her backstory.
In the end I did quite like the book, it had all the elements that I liked, plus it added a mental asylum with dark and scary things. But due to those things I mentioned (Dale, the constant adding of new things, etc.)? I can’t give this one more than 2.5 stars.