Friday 8 June 2018

WIDOW'S POINT by Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar

Widow's PointWidow's Point by Richard T. Chizmar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love lighthouses, so I was very interested in checking out this novella. I mean, look at that awesome cover!

Thomas Livingston writes about the supernatural, and his latest investigation is about the Widow's Point Lighthouse. He plans to be locked inside over the weekend, and hopes to gather enough material for his next book.

Everything starts out okay, but the longer he stays inside, the more he starts to hear and see...

I read this in one sitting, and I really enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for ghost stories and this one didn't disappoint.

The story is told via video transcripts and audio recordings, which is actually very effective in setting a very casual mood and then slowly unravelling into... madness, delusions or is it a real haunting? I also liked the illustrations and how the story ends pretty much where it began.

If a place has the history and reputation of being a hot--or maybe I mean, cold--spot, it's sure to grab attention. No matter what. It's human nature.

Oh, and the history accounts, which should have felt like infodumps, were actually awesome. Every haunting account added the spooky feel of this very atmospheric tale.

This is a good one!

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