Dark Inspiration by Russell James
I received a free copy of Dark Inspiration from the publisher in return for an honest review.
It's not often I come across a ghost story that really works for me, I find many of them rather cliché. While haunted house stories like Dark Inspiration have been done before, the author writes this one in a way that draws you in and creates a chilling atmosphere that really sets the scene for a good ghostly read. It has it all, a big old house, creepy children, things that go bump in the night and strange happenings all around.
The pacing and flow were consistent and held my attention from start to finish. I couldn't put the book down. I was planning originally on just reading a couple of chapters before bed but kept finding myself thinking just one more chapter. Before I knew it I found myself at the end of the book not knowing where the time had gone and wishing there was more.
Dark Inspiration isn't a ghost story that will have you checking the corners of your room or reaching for the light switch but it certainly has many chilling moments and a good ghostly mystery that will draw you in and have you wanting more. There were a few cringe worthy moments that involved taxidermy and some cute fluffy animals, so animal lovers beware and be warned, fictional animals were harmed in the making of this book.
Definitely one I would recommend.
Reviews also posted to my blog: Scarlet's Web
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