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By Dana on 02-21-17
It was a very enjoyable ghost story, if you like ghost stories. I enjoyed the reader very much! I liked it even more because they didn't use bad words. It was something I would even let my 12 year old listen to. It is worth a try if you are looking for a great story with enjoyable language. It is so hard to find that now a days. It was really nice. Proof that you don't have to have foul language to be an excellent book. I hope more people take a chance on this book! I hope this author continues to write more like this one.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Marcus on 04-11-17
An extremely well-executed take on the familiar
Right off the bat, you know something is up with the grandparents of these kids, and they do too. Though they try to accept it all and fit in, small things begin to occur to them (some of which, admittedly, didn't occur to me) and they begin to question more than accept.
Several times during the story, you're thrown a slight curve and wonder if what you "know" is really it or if there is more. There's almost always more, and there's several times during the tale that you'll likely be creeped out or in suspense.
More impressively, I didn't find any of the suspensful or "scary" moments to be derived from any of the usual cheap tricks that tend to dominate stories like these. The author really put in work to craft situations that had you just as confused and concerned as our poor little protagonists.
I felt the narrator did a great job here as well. Pleasant accent that wasn't hard (for this American) to understand and added to the atmosphere of the story.
I'd definitely recommend this book and will look for more from both this author and narrator.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Heather on 02-24-17
This is my first book from this author. Darcy Coates knows how to tell a story! Very entertaining and creepy. Believable story line. At first I thought it was going to be like "The Visit" but it's not. Had me guessing all different senerios. Fun listen. Great narrator! Flawless!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By N. Orth on 06-01-17
On the edge of my seat!
Excellent book. When I thought I had it figured it out, I discovered that I was wrong and another twist would take place. I liked this one better than the others I have read so far.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Neona on 05-30-17
Not Coates Best Work but Still Good
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I am a big Darcy Coates fan and have read all of her books. This one isn't quite on par with some of her other books, The Haunting of Gillespie House and The Haunting of Blackwood House are probably my two favorites by her. If you enjoy haunted house, ghost stories that are usually not too violent or too gory, you can't go wrong with any book by Darcy Coates.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful