Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Haunted Echoes by Julie Ann Howell

Book Description:
Sarah Reddington traveled to far-away Maine to escape the chaos of the windy city. She wanted to concentrate on completing her novel and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the Atlantic's craggy shore. Although she was the only registered guest staying in an elegant, but quaint Victorian Inn, subsequent events quickly placed her writing on hold. The haunting cries that echoed around her made her question not only her own mortality, but made it difficult for her to decipher between fiction and insanity. This is an old-fashioned ghost story through-and-through that will keep you guessing until the last written word.

My Thoughts:
Creepy!!! Wow, a very chilling book. Sarah is trying to get away so she can finish her second novel. Her publisher 'sends' her to Otter Cove Inn to relax and unblock her writer's block. The only thing is the house is haunted...and Sarah is the only guest! There is an old man, a little girl, a police officer, and freaky phone calls that may or may not be real. The house is messing with Sarah's sanity so much she can't tell reality from fiction or if she is just going crazy!
This book gave me chills! Sarah is a former reporter turned writer so she is naturally curious which I totally relate to. The terrors she faces will freeze your blood. She is warned about the dangers but by the time she realizes there is danger, she is already sucked into the mystery and craziness of the 'haunting'. Her dog is written well and may have been my favorite character in the book. All the characters are good, but the story pulls you along with Sarah's journey and they just help in giving it more credence.
4/5. This book will keep your attention and keep you up all night!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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