Stormi's Review: The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates
Released: December 20, 2015
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Length: 358 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
Could you survive a week in a haunted house?
Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with séances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family’s home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she’s ready to start over with her fiancé, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn’t ready to let her go just yet. Mara and Neil purchase Blackwood House, a derelict property outside of town. They’re warned about strange occurrences in the crumbling building. Doors open by themselves, voices whisper in the night, bloody handprints appear on the walls, and cold spots linger in the basement, where the house’s original owner was murdered. But Blackwood was dirt-cheap and came with a large plot of overgrown land. Mara loves her new home, and disregards the warnings. Because ghosts aren’t real… …are they?
Five Boundless Stars
Mara grew up in a spiritual home. She was brought up to believe in ghosts and haunted houses. She didn't believe and left that life as soon as she was able. Now it's been years on her own and she finally is buying a house. Blackwood House is a great house for her. Once moved in, things come to light about the houses past and its former inhabitants and she soon finds herself in danger. Its left up to her to rid the house of the evil within its walls. This book was really good. Its got the scary parts and it was full of suspense and action. It was written very well. It was by far my favorite book by Darcy that I have read so far. It told a chilling tale of a girl long haunted and a house that is beyond haunted and has turned evil. Definitely a great ghost story with a great scare factor.