Death is cold.
Kelsea Stone can’t remember her childhood, and frankly, she doesn’t really care. She’s doing fine on her own in L.A. without any family to tie her down. But when she finds out her estranged birth parents have died and left her their house in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, she discovers more than just an inheritance waiting for her in the mountains. An angry presence lingers there, and it won’t rest until it has had its revenge.
Huguenin has this great writing style which immerses you in his world so well everything else around just kind of disappears as you become part of the story. Time itself seems to stop as all you care about is where this story takes you and sticking with it til the end.
Wonderfully the story is so fast paced you don’t have time to consider what chapter you’re on or how far you’ve read. There’s plenty of eerie surprises, mysterious circumstances and interesting characters to keep hold of your attention so your mind will be held from wandering.
I found it easy to read thanks to his crisp writing that is detailed with vivid imagery so you can actually picture the house and settings in West Virginia. You can almost see Kelsea Stone in front of you, feel as if you could interact with her, know what’s on her mind, what she’s feeling as if she’s a real person thanks to great character development and the realism embedded within the pages. What makes Huguenin really intriguing is the way he made inanimate objects such as the house and even the nature around it feel like another main character with its own presence and personality.
Death may be cold but Huguenin will keep you warm with suspense and curiosity.
Thank you to Netgalley and Timothy G. Huguenin for allowing me to review this book.
*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com
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