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review 2018-06-22 21:17
DarkMan: The Haunting of Oldfield Drive The Spirit Guide, Book 3 By: Caroline Clark
DarkMan: The Haunting of Oldfield Drive The Spirit Guide, Book 3 - Caroline Clark

I really enjoyed this book. It is rather short but gets right into the creepiness right off the bat and stays there all the way through. 

In the book Margie is alone with her husbands recent passing, or is she alone. Each night a vicious spirit attacks Margie. 

Jesse and Gail have started their own Paranormal Investigation business. They get an email from Margie asking for help with her situstion.

Gail doesn't really believe Margie is being haunted. Jesse talks her into going with him and talking to Margie to see if it a real haunting or if she is a quack. And they need their first paying client in order to kick off their business.

Once in Margie's home Gail has no choice but to believe Margie as she gets to see first hand what Margie has been going through. 

Now Jesse and Gail have to figure out how to save Margie and to find out who the spirit is and why he is tormenting and torturing Margie.

I was given this free audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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review 2018-06-20 17:26
Rosecliff Manor Haunting by Cheryl Bradshaw
Rosecliff Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Book 2) - Cheryl Bradshaw

Rosecliff Manor Haunting is book 2 in the Addison Lockhart series by Cheryl Bradshaw. I have not read book 1 but will be very soon. I had no problems understanding book without reading book 1. There were references to things that happened in book 1 but there was also a very short explanation that brought me up to speed. 


Cheryl Bradshaw really drug me in on page one and left me wanting book 3. The book is short and I finished it in one afternoon. There were no rushed feelings to the book, it was a very complete and thrilling story, even though it was short.


In the book Addison Lockhart has a dream of 2 twin girls. She feels they are dead. Now it is up to her to find out what really happened the night of their deaths. Was it an accident as the Police investigtion concluded or was this really a murder. 


I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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text 2018-06-04 23:07
Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is also currently $1.99.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson

Again, I checked and this price is available on Amazon, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo.

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review 2018-06-03 05:13
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Laura Miller

Dr. Montague is an occult scholar who believes that he has found in Hill House the perfect place to document and study paranormal activity. He plans to stay there for several months with a few other people, keeping detailed notes about his findings and experiences. He is asked to have Luke, the heir to Hill House, accompany him, and he selects two others, Theodora and Eleanor, as his assistants. Theodora is a vibrant artist who may or may not be psychic - in laboratory tests she was able to identify fifteen or more cards out of twenty without being able to see them. As a child, Eleanor experienced a three-day incident in which stones showered upon her home's roof for no apparent reason.

I read this because I wanted a good "haunted house" story. It started off strong, if a bit slow. I liked the image of Eleanor as some who had broken free, however briefly, from the cage of her home and family. She'd spent a good deal of her life caring for her ailing mother, and after her mother's death she was forced to live under her sister's thumb. Just starting her journey to Hill House was a tremendous ordeal for her.

Eleanor and Theodora's arrivals at Hill House were great, and underscored one thing that came up repeatedly in the book,

the importance of characters' perceptions of their surroundings. When Eleanor arrived at Hill House, it was an inherently monstrous and evil place, and Dudley's antagonism and Mrs. Dudley's creepiness only enhanced that interpretation. When Theodora arrived, however, Hill House immediately became more tolerable, and Mrs. Dudley's recitation might as well have been a recording for all the notice Theodora and Eleanor took of it.

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While the characters, Hill House's history, and the tour of Hill House were interesting enough, I started to get impatient as the pages went by and still nothing had happened as far as the haunting aspect went. I enjoyed the supernatural activities once they finally started up, but I wish it hadn't taken quite so long,

approximately half the book.

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It's been several weeks and I'm still not sure how I feel about how things turned out. It wasn't entirely a surprise, but I still ended up looking at the last few pages and thinking "Really? That's it?" I bet it'd be fun to debate what really happened during this group's stay at Hill House, though.


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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text 2018-05-17 13:14
Reading progress update: I've read 182 out of 182 pages.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Laura Miller

Huh. Okay then.


I'll go back and read the introduction, but I need some time to think first. I'm not sure how I feel about how things turned out.

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