Sunday 5 June 2011

The Blood That Defines Us by Majanka Verstraete - Book Review

Title: The Blood That Defines Us
Author: Majanka Verstraete
Publication Date: May 2011
Format: E-Book - PDF
Pages: 130
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
Source: Review Copy from Author
Every house has its own history and its own secrets. Some secrets are just darker than others. And some are even downright terrifying.

When the Johnsons moved into their new house, they didn’t expect that weird things would start to happen, objects would move on their own, and that the house’s history would come back to haunt them.

But I did.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I read this novella in one sitting last night and must admit that I found it quite chilling. Maybe it was a mistake to read it just before I went to bed!

I received this book as a review copy from the author and had only the vaguest idea of what to expect from it. I found it to be a well constructed tale that builds the suspense right from the first page. As the tale progresses more information is gradually revealed, helping to maintain the suspense and the reader's interest.

The central character is frightening, but she also inspires sympathy and keeps the reader on her side despite the events that are unfolding.

It is hard to say anything else without giving too much of the story away. I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good gothic horror story though!

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