60. Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash (2013)
Length: 231 pages
Started: 4 July 2013
Finished: 5 July 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Michael Phillip Cash for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 3 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Michael Phillip Cash is a new author for me.
Paul Russo's wife has just recently passed away from cancer. While grieving her loss, Paul is also trying to get his family's life back in order. After taking a six month long leave of absence from his job as a realtor, in order to care for his wife during her illness, Paul is in desperate need of work. Enter Craig and his wife Melissa, who ask if he can represent them when they sell their house on Long Island. Craig is a childhood friend of Paul's, and of course, Paul jumps at the chance that Craig offers him.
Stillwell Manor has been in Craig's family for generations, but due to an horrific family tragedy which occurred there, he wants to sell the mansion as soon as possible. Paul agrees to walk through Stillwell Manor, which he remembers visiting as a child, and which Craig's wife Melissa has been preparing to sell.
Little does Paul realize how much his fate will become entwined with Stillwell Manor. For months now, he has been tormented by a demon who asserts that Paul's wife's spirit is being held hostage on the other side. Paul's only chance to set his wife's soul free, lies in traveling to Stillwell Manor - the scene of an horrendous murder-suicide - where Paul hopes to discover the clues buried deep within the Manor's dark, secretive, centuries-old past - clues which will finally allow his wife's soul to rest in peace.
This book was really, really good; I absolutely loved it! It was just the type of book that I enjoy reading - featuring creepy old houses, ancient horror, and multi-layered family relationships. I give this book an A+! and will eagerly be searching for more books by this author to add to my TBR pile.
A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight