Mystery

The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan

The Dead HouseThe Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Expected publication date: May 1, 2018

Are you looking for a book that is part ghost story and part romantic love story? I wasn’t either. But I found one, and it was actually pretty good. The first half of the book really centers around relationship building among various characters, and it takes a while for the spookier aspects to develop, but once they did, I felt like I was at Girl Scout camp again, hearing a scary story in front of the campfire. Except I didn’t have S’Mores… Sad. I think I need S’Mores. Back to the review…

Billy O’Callaghan paints the picture (see what I did there?) of a talented artist who purchases a run-down cottage overlooking the ocean. After a housewarming party-turned-seance (who brought the darn Ouija board?… Haven’t we learned yet that these things only bring trouble?), strange things start happening at the beautiful cottage. Things will never be the same.

This book was short in length at a little over 200 pages, and almost felt more like a short story to me than a full fledged novel. The author’s writing style was extremely enjoyable, with philosophical notes throughout. Combined, it made for a quick and easy read. I literally flew threw it in several hours.

With the weather warming up, if you’re looking for a good fireside ghost story, this is your book.

-This advance release book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse Publishing, Arcade Publishing, and Billy O’Callaghan for the opportunity to review-

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