Publication date: 25 September, 2017
The Dead Don’t Always Rest in Peace
Jason Crandall, recently widowed, is left to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenage son on his own – and the old Victorian in Shadow Springs seems like the perfect place for them to start over. But the cracks in Jason’s new world begin to show when he meets Savannah Sturgess, a beautiful socialite who has half the men in town dancing on tangled strings.
When she goes missing, secrets begin to surface, and Jason becomes ensnared in a dangerous web that leads to murder – and he becomes a likely suspect. But who has the answers that will prove his innocence? The jealous husband who’s hell-bent on destroying him? The local sheriff with an incriminating secret? The blind old woman in the house next door who seems to watch him from the windows? Or perhaps the answers lie in the haunting visions and dreams that have recently begun to consume him.
Or maybe, Savannah herself is trying to tell him that things aren’t always as they seem and that sometimes, the dead don’t rest in peace.
Firstly, I wish to thank Alistair Cross for giving me the opportunity to read his masterpiece. Also, I need to apologize for taking so long to write this review. I read the book a few weeks ago, but I just couldn’t find the time to write this review. But now I am here, writing it on a Sunday morning while drinking my coffee and getting ready for work.
As you can see in the description, the story is about a recently widowed man who moves in another city with his two children to start a new life. I don’t want to spoil it so I will say only that they will start a new life, but full of horrible things. Yes, that’s right. This is a book that should be read around this time with the Halloween coming up. But I have to warn you that you won’t be able to sleep while and after reading it.
What I loved the most about it are the characters. Yes, I know that I have a thing for them but, to be honest, I love to connect with each of them, so that’s why I pay so much attention to characters. And these some of my favorites. On the first few pages, they are described as someone, but while reading, you find new things about each of them, creating new portraits.
Also, the writing is so good. Easy to read and understand, which made me keep reading it. Every time I would finish a chapter, I would start the next one. Why? Well, I was too curious to find out everything. And let me tell you about the twist from the ending. You won’t see it coming.
So, as I said, if you are looking for a good horror story to read this Halloween, this a good one. I highly recommend it.
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