Stormi's Review: The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates
Released: August 15, 2015
Genre: YA, Ghosts, Horror
Length: 200 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Audible
Elle can't believe her luck; she's spending a month house-sitting the beautiful Gillespie property. Hidden near the edge of the woods and an hour's drive from the nearest town, its dark rooms and rich furniture entice her to explore its secrets. There's even a graveyard hidden behind the house, filled with tombstones that bear an identical year of death. If only the scratching in the walls would be quiet… The house’s dark and deadly history quickly becomes tangled with Elle’s life. At the center of it is Jonathan Gillespie, the tyrannical cult leader and original owner of the house. As Elle soon learns -- just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he’s gone.
Five Boundless Stars
Honestly, I had never heard of this author and happened to stumble upon her books while browsing on Kindle Unlimited. A few kept popping up so I decided to grab them. I love grabbing books on impulse and I was very surprised that it was so good, some do not measure up. The Haunting Of Gillespie House starts when Elle, a young woman, is asked to housesit while the house's owners are out of town. She sees this as an adventure. Soon the house begins to come alive and the story that presents itself is sinister, sad, and downright frightening. This book was written very well and kept me reading. I read it in one sitting since it was deeply enthralling from the beginning. The story is one that is easy to follow and presents a scary tale that if read at night would terrify the reader (thankfully I read it in the daytime). This book also gives access to a short story from the same author and for being such a short story it definitely has a great fright factor. I usually stay away from short stories, but this was a great add on to an already great book. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author in the future. I already have a few lined and can't wait to get started.