Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s some horror coming your way.
A big thank you to the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
HARRIS – Sarah J. DiFalco (out now!)
Harris is no stranger to hauntings, having had encounters with the spirit world since she was a young girl. As an adult, she seemingly left her ghosts behind when she moved out. When she leaves her long time boyfriend Dylan to start over, the hauntings start over as well. Each encounter is more terrifying than the last and soon they leave dead bodies in their wake.
Fearing for her life, Harris runs away, only to be followed by the demons who enjoy one thing, tormenting Harris. She will do anything she can to free herself from the creatures that haunt her, but how can she escape something that comes from her own soul?
Harris is a delightfully terrifying novel that will keep you up at night. A page turner that will force you to leave the light on, Harris will stay with you long after you’ve put it down.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
From the start you get an instantly eerie and ominous vibe from the author. That’s what you hope for with any horror novel. With this being such a short read, at 150 pages, I don’t want to give away much more than the synopsis gives. I will say that this was a solid creepy read – a woman that’s been haunted by spirits and demons all her life. She thought it was over for good after she moved out of her childhood home and she found happiness with her boyfriend Dylan. After their break up the demons are back and they’re out for blood.
Those around her start to die and she has more violent encounters with the spirits. I mean, at the beginning she and her friend play with a Ouija board, and what’s the one thing we all know about those? Even if you’ve never used one, we all know you have to close the connection with any spirit you’re communicating with before letting go. Not stuff to mess with even if you don’t completely believe in it. Good to be on the safe side, just in case.
The only reason why I dropped it below a solid 4 star rating was because it took me a few sittings to get through. I think it was more so a “me as a reader” thing. The formatting for some of the dialogue and text conversations felt weird, but otherwise it had a good flow and pacing. Like I said, small things that won’t apply to all readers.
No matter what, this was a solid haunting story and one that’ll definitely creep you out! I hope to see more from DiFalco in the future.
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