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Series: The Haunted
Author: Allie Harrison
Publisher: Allie Harrison
Publication Date: 10/02/2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: What waits for her in the cellar?
As a child, Torrie Reynolds entered the haunted Hargrove House on a dare. Terrified by what she’d heard while inside Hargrove House, she avoided it since.
Now fifteen years later, Will Dalton offers Torrie the job of refurbishing it, and she has no choice but to take the offer to keep her business afloat.
As the house is restored and rooms come alive with character and color Torrie brings to them, her fear of the house fades. Hargrove House begins to even feel like home to her. With each finished renovation project, it is harder for Torrie to leave. It is even harder for her to leave the comfort of Will Dalton’s arms.
But she discovers there are things more terrifying than ghosts when she learns why Will is digging in the dark, frightening cellar…
Hargrove House is a great page turner! It starts off a bit slow and honestly, when it first started, I wondered where it was going. But then…. WOW.
I am with Torrie. I wouldn’t want to go back in that house after an experience like that either. But yet I would want to go back in the house for the right person. Even if that person is a bit odd. I started suspecting something was a bit off with William Dalton right away – but it still took a while for me to fully understand what was going on, which was good, because I really don’t like it when a book gives everything away at the beginning. 😉
When the book first starts, it seems like Allie’s writing style is a bit juvenile. But then I realized that the story is being told in the first person, so obviously, it’s going to sound juvenile since the book first starts with Torrie at 11 years old. After 11 year old Torrie’s part is done, the story goes to a regular cadence of normal “adult” writing and honestly, I think that’s brilliant. So many authors tell stories in the first person, but keep the same type of perspective throughout.
I honestly have to recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal suspense novels. You’ll be kept on your toes!
I received this book free from The Killion Group in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.