Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ghostly fun...

"Two weeks in the state's most haunted house. This is either
going to be a great decision or the worst experience of my life."



The Characters:

  • REMY:  a tour guide for Carrow House who knows its history better than anyone else.
  • MARK SULLIGENT:  the man with a secret who's spearheading this two-week experiment.
  • APRIL MAHON:  the seventeen-year-old owner of Carrow House with a passion for ghosts and hauntings.
  • LUCILLE PRICE:  April's chaperone
  • MARJORIE MCALLISTER:  a well-known and respected spirit medium
  • BERNARD:  Marjorie's taciturn assistant
  • TAJ SADANA:  ghost-hunter and tech guy
  • PIERS:  tour participant
  • EDGAR PORTER:  the serial killer whose ghost still stalks the halls of Carrow House
Carrow House:

Once an asylum for the sick, then a hotel for the rich, Carrow House has seen a lot of deaths over the years. And many of those spirits are still trapped within its walls. And it doesn't take much to waken them ... or the evil that haunts Carrow House.  An evil that is determined not to let Remy or anyone else in her group leave Carrow House alive. 

My thoughts:

I love a good ghost story, especially one that takes place in a haunted house, and The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates has all the elements I love:  good characters that are flawed but not frustratingly stupid, an eerie atmosphere, good scares, seances, bleeding walls, slamming doors, cold spots, a raging storm outside and some very creepy ghosts inside.  This novel is more supernatural mystery and suspense than horror, but I actually liked that.  It reminded me of all those classic ghost stories I've read and loved over the years. So here's to Darcy Coates and her awesome ghostly novel.

Happy Reading!



20 comments:

  1. What is it with the ghosts? I've been happily reading ghost books recently and can't seem to get enough of them. Will keep this one in mind. :)

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    1. I just read your ghostly post and have now added that one to my list. :)

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  2. Good to know the characters aren’t stupid. I can’t stand that. I’ll have to read this one.

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    1. Stupid characters kill a book for me!

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  3. An asylum now haunted? Well, of course I want to read this! Sounds like a creepy, good story!

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    1. I really liked it. I'm excited to try some of Darcy Coates's other novels. :)

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  4. Supernatural mystery suits me better than horror, admittedly. This sounds really good, Lark. I enjoy a good ghost story.

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    1. Give this one a try. I think you'd like it. :)

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  5. Ooh, I love a good ghost story! I'm definitely adding this one to my wishlist. Supernatural mysteries are some of my favorites.

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    1. And this author has written a lot, so if you like this one there's more like it that you can read! :)

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  6. Hi Lark, I like these kind of books too where a group of interesting and different characters arrive at a haunted mansion and scary things start happening but no one can leave. I want to get more into the supernatural and the Carrow Haunt a good place to start.

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    1. This one would be a good place to start! (And let me know what you think of it.) :D

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  7. I've been seeing this author everywhere! I'm glad you liked her writing. I have one or two in my tbr pile.

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  8. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds right up my alley! I'll definitely check it out.

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  9. I'm in the mood for some ghost stories lately but didn't find any which intrigued me. Will have to keep this one in mind. :)

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    1. Darcy Coates has written several ghost stories, so maybe one of her others will appeal to you even more. :)

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  10. Thanks for the review of this novel!! I've never heard of it before, so new to me author and book is a plus for me.

    I am glad The Carrow Haunt is more supernatural mystery and suspense than horror as I am not a huge of horror.

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    1. :D Then I think you'll like this ghost story!

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