Book Review: The Carrow Haunt
Greetings Mediums and Spirit Seekers,
Are you ready for some chills and thrills? I sure hope so, because this next book review is all about it!
Today I’m sharing my book review of The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates.
I’ve been something of a fan of Coates since reading Craven Manor, so when my book buddy Gigi and I were looking for our next spooky read, I knew we had to give this one a try!
This review is my individual opinion, soon to be followed by a read and rant with Gigi where we chat all about our experience.
So what did I think of this ghoulish book? Keep on reading, paranormal enthusiasts!
“The dead are restless here…”
Remy is a tour guide for Carrow House, a notoriously haunted building. When she’s asked to host seven guests for a week-long stay to research Carrow’s phenomena, she hopes to finally experience some of the sightings that made the house famous.
At first, it’s everything they hoped for. Then a storm moves in, cutting off their contact with the outside world, and things quickly become twisted. Doors open on their own. Seances go disastrously wrong. Red liquid seeps from behind the wallpaper. Their spirit medium wanders through the house during the night, seemingly in a trance.
Then one of the guests dies under strange circumstances, and Remy is forced to consider the possibility that the ghost of the house’s original owner, a twisted serial killer, still walks the halls.
But by then it’s too late to escape.
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Wow, what a fun ghost story!
I’ve been a fan of Coates since reading Craven Manor last October. Being a lover of all things spooky, this book did not disappoint.
Throughout this journey we follow Remy, a tour guide for the Carrow House, a location known for its many years of disappearances and murders. One night on a tour, a man approaches Remy and wants to rent out the entire location for an extended stay for a group of individuals, including her. But when odd things begin to happen, Remy and the others must fight to maintain their sanity and survive.
This book really worked for me, and I enjoyed a great many things about it.
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters. Remy was the perfect choice for a MC. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the property, is intelligent, and has a strong will that’s admirable given the circumstances she finds herself in. While I don’t think she’s the most deep character I’ve ever met, she had just the right amount for the story and it worked.
I can say the same for the other characters as well. They each had distinct personalities that made their interactions and reactions entertaining throughout, and they made the journey fun. My favorite would be Majorie, because she was something of an enigma and had a lot of mystery built around her and her profession.
If you love ghosts and anything creepy, you’ll love the plot. I love anything supernatural or paranormal, and this satisfied the craving I had for a creepy story. There were plenty of chills and thrills along the way, and a great mystery underneath it all. Was it hardcore horror? No, but it was still ghastly fun in its own way.
In the end, reading this book reinforced my love of Coates’s work, and I’m definitely going to periodically read more of her works. Definitely worth a read!
That’s a Wrap!
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Eerie spooky fun! Good review, Jonny. Coates is such a talented storyteller.
Totally! Halloween every day please! Thanks friend. If you havent checked this specific one out yet I definitely recommend it. 🙂
I like creepy and eerie, Jonny. I’m not a huge fan of hardcore horror, it’s too scary for me. This book sounds like a good fit for me. Thanks for the recommendation!
Oh wonderful! In that case I recommend this and any other works by Coates. She doesnt really do hardcore horror but plenty of chills and thrills from what I’ve read so far.