Continuing with my Halloween 2015 reads, I found this one on Goodreads’ 2015 Horror Novels and is my second pick from this list.
Laurie has always had a strained and distant relationship with her father particularly after her parents divorced and her mother moved them away from her father. Laurie has never been back to her father’s house until after she hears of his death. Returning to his house to settle his affairs, with her husband, Ted and ten year old daughter, Susan, she is shocked to find out about the mode of his death and subsequently makes some faith shattering discoveries about a man she never really knew. To make things even worse a young girl, Abigail, staying next door bears an uncanny resemblance to a girl Laurie knew and played with as a child, who died in front of her eyes many years ago.
This horror thriller started off quite slowly and didn’t really pick up until I reached forty-five percent of my way through the book. However, I’m glad I persevered as the second half was engrossing and chilling, culminating in a spectacular ending.
Despite the slow start this book is still one of my top horror reads for 2015.