When Hannah was fifteen, she and her 17-year-old sister were spending their summer with their aunt and uncle, at their castle, when Julia disappeared. Hannah left four days later and never returned or spoke with her aunt or uncle again. Today, all grown up and engaged, Hannah receives a call that her aunt was in the accident and sadly passed away, she will now have to come back and face the creepy old castle again.
The story is told in two alternating timelines – current and summer of disappearance. This way, the author tries to keep you on your toes throughout the whole story. You slowly uncover the castle’s secrets, repressed memories and put together a story on what actually happened.
Unfortunately, this is another book, that should have been a movie. The story barely brings anything new or unseen, and it is mostly predictable, even by the fast-paced thriller standards. Hannah is not a very likeable character, and it becomes even worse towards the end.
By any means, this is not a bad book and could be an excellent, quick read just before Halloween. It is well written, easy to follow and have some horror elements. It could be an excellent pallet cleanser between more serious reads.
3.5 out of 5 from both of us.
QOTD: Would you live in a haunted castle? 👻🙈