Ella’s husband was murdered in her own house, and she was the prime suspect. The case has never been solved, and every day she slips further into alcoholism to escape her grief. She thinks the house hates her, and that it may have been responsible for killing her husband. Can she figure out what really happened before she loses her mind or her life?
This is a scary book. Don’t read this if you are alone at home at night. Especially if you live in an older house. It gave me chills even when I read it during the day with my family around. The author really hit a home run on the scare factor.
There is a great mystery element that had me waffling back and forth between thinking the house was haunted and that there was a real person behind everything. I was guessing right up until the end.
Detective Gabriel was one of my favourite characters. He was such a good guy, trying to tell Ella out. I really liked his chivalry and desire to save and protect. Oh how I waited for a relationship to happen. He’s definitely a hero to admire. Yes, I know he’s not the main character, Ella is, but I didn’t really connect with her. Her sink into anti-social behaviour was just too far for me to ever like her.
Overall, this was an exciting and thrilling read. Just not one to be attempted in the middle of the night.