Stormi's Review:The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
Released: July 20th 2016
Genre: Ghosts, Haunted House
Length: 246 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
Adrienne didn't know what to expect when she arrived at Ashburn House. She'd never met the deceased owner, her estranged great-aunt Edith, and was surprised that she'd been bequeathed the property. By all accounts, Edith was a strange woman. She rarely let guests into her home and a myriad of rumours surrounded the property. The residents of the nearby town claimed to have seen a wraith-like figure pacing behind the drawn curtains and to feel ghostly fingers brush their necks when they passed the driveway. Adrienne doesn't believe in ghosts, but it's hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home. Strange messages have been carved into the wallpaper, her pet cat stares at nothing, and an old gravestone hidden in the woods behind the house hints at a bleak and shocking history. One thing quickly becomes clear: Ashburn's dead are not at peace.
Five Boundless Stars
Ive read many books by Darcy Coates, but this one has been my favorite so far. It wasn't as predictable and it was a little more on the scary and mysterious side. Adrienne and her cat move into Ashburn house after her mothers death. She was given the mansion by an aunt she never knew. She learns of this house when her situation is dire and she has little choice but to take this house she has been given. Many rumors about the house and her family are told to her by towns people, but she stays on. She finds mysterious writings throughout the house and she searches for the truth behind her house and the family, her family, that once lived there. The truth comes out and she finds herself in a life or death situation. I really really enjoyed this book. It wasn't your typical haunted house story and so it gave an air of mystery that I havent found in the other books by this author. It was written very well and I could not put it down. I didn't either. I read it till it was done. I was scared, bewildered, and very pleased at this book. The ending was an awesome finish. I can't wait to read more from such an awesome author.