Monday 4 May 2020

THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest

The Family Plot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This happens to be yet another book that hooked me in from the beginning. The wonderful writing, the likeable characters, and the set-up totally sucked me in.

I don't know about you, but I've enjoyed a bit of reality TV restoration and some good old picking in my time. And although the not-so-real quality of the show eventually lost me, the pieces featured always interested me.

Take that, add a bit of ghostly mystery, and I'm definitely getting on this ride. 😁

When Music City Salvage gets an offer from a woman called Augusta Withrow to go through her house and take whatever they want, they can't refuse. Not when the house due for demolition has so much to salvage. Even though funds are tight, this family operation gets started right away with a small team.

When Dahlia Dutton gets there, she falls in love with the house and starts noticing strange things from the corner of her eye...

Wow. This is quite the awesome book!

I loved everything about this. The location was begging for trouble. The house was the perfect setting for a haunting. The characters were real and interesting. The storytelling was engrossing. And the writing style was also outstanding.

There's an eerie quality to this story before the characters even get to the Withrow house. And as everything progresses and the spooky stuff starts to happen, the tension tightens to the point of becoming intoxicating. I got SO caught up in what was going on that I felt like I was right there with Dahlia, Gabe, Brad and Bobby.

The dark secret at the heart of the story doesn't disappoint, and actually gets worse even after everything is revealed. And that ending had me going: 😳 OMFG. I was shocked. Yet, not surprised by how everything ends up.

Another thing which I loved about this book was how well the complicated family ties were wound into the atmospheric creepiness and dread of the horror shadowing these poor guys every step of the way.

I love haunted house stories, and this book is just another reason why.

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