I really love a good haunted house book. I mean, I’m attracted to them like a moth to a flame. I don’t know why but it just feels doubly ominous when in-animated objects are possessed. Last night hubs had his hand in the garbage disposal fishing something out and it made me think of this post and how freaky it would be to not even trust your own house. Anyway, here are my newest favorite books that feature really, really creepy houses.
The Haunting of Ashburn House
A creepy old house inherited by a distant relative. Adrienne doesn’t know what she’s gotten herself into moving in Ashburn House. She doesn’t believe in ghosts, but it’s hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home. Strange messages have been etched into the wallpaper, an old grave is hidden in the forest behind the house, and eerie portraits in the upstairs hall seem to watch her every movement.
This was a book I got on a whim from a Kindle first reads deal. It did not disappoint! I haven’t really gotten into reading from my Kindle because I’m mostly reading at night and I hate staring at the screen at night. I made a major exception for this book and flew through it in no time.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.
This is one of my top books of the year. I had so much fun with this mixed up family mystery. I think you’ll enjoy it too.
The Women in the Walls, Amy Lucaviks
Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
This house is so freaky that some of the members of the family begin to go slightly crazy. In a family that seems to be really tight knight, there are actually some sinister secrets that threaten to crumble it all.