Excerpt of Review by Kathryn J. Levitt
A friend of mine recommended this book to me and I was so glad she did. I love stories about ghosts and haunted houses…and this novel delivers a scary tale that is a page turner. Its about a young couple that buy a home in a small town. It is their dream home and they get it for a good price…and there’s a reason for that…the house has had many owners…few lasting no more than months…that’s because the house is haunted by a very angry Indian chief who wants all “white” men off his land…
There is also an element of the past with themes of hauntings…unsettled spirits…friendship…and protection…there were parts of the story that literally gave me the chills and the hair on my arms stood up…it is very well written and has just the right amount of scare/spooky factor…not campy at all…but suspenseful and thoroughly enjoyable. This is the first in a series and I will definitely read the next book…cannot wait to see what happens! Highly recommend this book!!!
How does it feel to get everything you’ve ever wanted? Perfect bliss. This is the life Billy and Wizzie Frank have worked hard for, a life they’ve both sacrificed for. The perfect marriage and the perfect house with a view, right on the Alabama River, at just the right price. Did they find their dream home by chance or by fate, or was it something more sinister?
Instead of the peaceful life, they find themselves enduring violent hauntings and encounters night after night, when the ghost of a Native American chief swears revenge on them all. They must fight for their lives and the lives of their loved ones, with the help of their neighbor kid, a Native American college professor and two unexpected heroes: the ghost of an Indian brave and his trusty companion, Tala. But is their help enough? Billy and Wizzie’s new beginning could just be their end.
….”House does an admirable job of setting the scene in rural Alabama, and Southern colloquialisms abound, in phrases such as “hot and humid as a toad’s back,” an apt description for the Southern summer weather….
….The Franks are certainly likable characters, and the appearances of Chief Running Blood are scary and truly creepy.” ~