Why I read this book: When I read the blurb on it I was very intrigued, and thought wow this is not something I would normally read, so I decided to give it a try.
Some houses come with secrets, and some secrets should never be forgotten.
After eight years together, Peter and Rhys have finally achieved success: good jobs that keep them comfortably fed and a happy married life. The icing on the cake is their move from a small city duplex to a large farmhouse in need of repair.
Peter instantly senses something going on in the house that he can’t put his finger on, something a bit sinister. Things start to happen: whispers in the night, crying only Peter can hear, faucets that turn on for no reason. When Peter starts to dream of a dark-haired young man who tells him how much he loves him, he feels like he’s losing his mind, especially since Rhys doesn’t see or hear anything.
Only after suffering accidents and injuries does Rhys agree the house is haunted, and they’ll have to figure out how to fight a lovesick ghost.
This book sounded very promising to me and I couldn’t wait to start it. I love books were the couple is established and have been together for years. And the story line, well it was really very cool, I mean you take two city boys and throw them in the country with acres of nothing around them? And a huge house with loads of repairs? And Peter’s feeling that something is wrong in the house from the beginning, something a bit evil? Yep count me in.
And a huge part of this book I did really enjoy, parts where I had goose bumps while reading it. Parts that I could not put it down. I loved how Peter uses the house and the farm to help write his book. But then there were times when I shook my head and thought it was a bit of a stretch. And while the good far outweighed the bad, the ending is what I had the biggest issue with. To me it felt rushed and for me highly unlikely. Now this will totally work for some readers, but for me it was one of those right book, wrong time.