Received: Publisher for Review
Publish Date: April 6, 2010
Genre: Horror, Gothic
Book Blurb: When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him.
After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong.
Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn’t worry. He’s not.
And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.
Book Review: The first thing I noticed about this book is the cover. I think it is gorgeous, and a bit misleading for a Gothic novel, it looks more like a fantasy with this cover, in my opinion. Well, you know what they say about covers and books. The author calls this book genre Snowbird Gothic, I have to admit I don't understand the term but Gothic it definitely is. I enjoyed this book, I haven't read a good scary story in awhile and the author did scare me in this one. There are some twists and turns and some unexpected points, which is always good in a ghost story. Take a look and tell me what you think!
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