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Could you survive a week in a haunted house?
Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences.
When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts.
But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.
Mara and Neil purchase Blackwood House, a derelict property outside of town. They're warned about strange occurrences in the crumbling building. Doors open by themselves, voices whisper in the night, bloody handprints appear on the walls, and cold spots linger in the basement, where the house's original owner was murdered.
But Blackwood was dirt-cheap and came with a large plot of overgrown land. Mara loves her new home, and disregards the warnings.
Because ghosts aren't real...
|Title||:||The Haunting of Blackwood House|
|Number of Pages||:||358 pages|
May 08, 2016
Is it mind-blowing? No.
Is it ground-breaking? No.
Is it everything I want whenever I look for a good old ghost story? Hell. Freaking. Yes.
It is well written, the pace is good, the build-up is perfect and the scary moments actually managed to scare me (well, almost, I'm big girl with a life-long ob...
August 21, 2016
Pretty typical haunted house story: girl loses job; girl decides best thing to do with money is buy haunted house; realtor is all, "People DIE here!"; girl is all, "Shut up and take my money!"; girl sees dead people; girl calls realtor and is all, "WTF! People DIED here!"; realtor is all, "Que? N...
October 15, 2017
5/2/17 $2.99 for Kindle, $1.99 to add Audible.
Not really that scary (notice I'm *not* classifying this one as "horror"), but a decent read. Has some creepy parts, but nothing that'd make me want to sleep with the lights on.
April 08, 2017
This is seriously the scariest book I've ever read.
If you're into everything horror, everything ghostly, everything haunted.....this is your next read.
Mara buys an unwanted haunted house. This house had a haunted history in its 100+ years in existence.
Violent deaths and murders have occurred....
July 18, 2017
It was a pretty good storyline, however the overly repetitive nature of the interactions between the two characters was distracting. Then there were the small details that were overlooked (example, her cell phone dies and she has a generator that allows her to watch a move on the VCR). Those litt...
July 03, 2017
The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates is an excellent haunted house story. Great plot, characters and a good scare. Gal of the story grows up with nutty spiritualist family and finally gets to leave and for four years has lived on her own away from the scam artists. She gets a chance t...
December 23, 2015
A little slow at times but enough action to keep it interesting. I wish there were more details to explain her extreme hatred towards spiritualism. It seemed a little overboard and hard for me to accept. Why would she hate all religions just because she was raised spiritualist? (I.e. making her b...
April 11, 2017
5 Cup of Tea read. video review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_J9z...
This is the perfect ghost story. Mara is the daughter of spiritualist and she does not believe. Mara gets lucky and is able to buy the stunning Blackwood house but it puts everything she believes in to the test.
The pace is gr...
September 14, 2016
Mara grew up in a spiritual home. She was brought up to believe in ghosts and haunted houses. She didn't believe and left that life as soon as she was able. Now its been years on her own and she finally is buying a house. Blackwood House is a great house for her. Once moved in, things come to lig...
January 01, 2016
Mara was raised in a spiritual house - seances, ouija boards, mediums, the whole shebang. As soon as she turns 18, she moves out and abandons the spiritualist lifestyle because she thinks it's all a sham. Years later, she decides to purchase Blackwood House, regardless of its past history. As soo...