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Book Review: Restless Spirits by Jean Marie Bauhaus

October 28, 2016

 

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I was expecting a romance and got a horror, but that's okay! While I don't normally read horror - I hate being scared - I really enjoyed this story. Learning about all the ghosts and how they died was interesting, and the evil ghost's backstory creeped me out (in a good way).

Veronica Wilson is dead. One minute she is investigating a haunted house for her ghost hunting business, and the next she is waking up next to her bloody corpse. She is not alone. There are other ghosts, trapped in the house along with her by a powerful young ghost named Sarah. And Sarah is angry. Very angry.

There is a bit of romance in this book, but it is largely overshadowed by the ghostly happenings. Veronica develops romantic feelings for another ghost, Joe, who is keeping a very big secret. They grow closer as the story progresses, but their relationship is tested when Joe's big secret is revealed. I thought I knew what it was pretty early on, and I did to a certain extent, but you're sure to be surprised when you find out how he died.

The writer is an amazing storyteller, and I felt like I was reading a story normally told around a campfire to scare everyone before they go to sleep. I am eternally grateful that I read this while the sun was still out.

**I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

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