Title: Secrets of the Greek Revival (Mystery House #1)
Author: Eva Pohler
Publisher: Green Press 2015
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Ebook; Women Authors; Horror
Ellen and her two best friends share a mid-life crisis by hatching a plan to renovate an 1860's Greek revival in the nearby historic district of San Antonio. Although Ellen isn’t one to believe in ghosts, she comes face to face with something inexplicable in the attic. Her ghost-enthusiast friends convince her that they must help the spirit find closure, and as they dig deeper into the past, they uncover a shocking history that someone in the neighborhood doesn’t want exposed. But Ellen and her friends don't give up easily. They realize they've been called to give voice to the invisible women who suffered behind the walls of the house for decades.
This book, hmmm… It wasn’t what I was expecting. That disconnect probably caused a massive reduction in stars for me. I went in thinking this was going to be a horror book full of ghosts and long-kept secrets. And we only get long-kept secrets. Plus there needs to be some serious content warnings due to sexual assault. I was turned off my the descriptions of those. If this is the style of the series, I’m not going to continue reading these.
The Mystery House:
#1 Secrets of the Greek Revival
#2 The Case of the Abandoned Warehouse
#3 French Quarter Clues
#4 The Hidden Tunnel
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