Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Feast of All Souls by Simon Bestwick
This is a pretty freaky story. It was pretty much 3 stories going on at once. You have the main character Alice's backstory, you have the main story and then you has the story of Mary Carson.
Alice is recently divorced and grieving the death of her young daughter. She has bought a house and has just moved in when several weird things start to happen. First she hears whispers, then she encounters white eyed children, then she encounters the Red Man and a huge Ogre. She gets a Facebook friend request from her ex-boyfriend John. She cannot at first bring herself to accept or deny the request. Until the paranormal events ramp up to the point she is terrified for her life. Her ex-boyfriend just happens to be a Paranormal Researcher. Together they need to try and figure out what is going on, before the children and Ogre have their way and do kill Alice.
Alice's backstory to me pretty much was a bunch of wasted paper. Yes we needed some of her back story to get to know her but it was actually boring for the most part instead of chapters being devoted to the back story paragraphs would of been sufficient to me.
Then we have Mary Carson. She used to live in the house on the hill when it was Springcross Manor, and before it was torn down and the house Alice now lives in was built on top of. Her story gives a look into how the bad started in Alice's house, and clue's on how Alice and John can solve them. Mary's story is riveting the things she went through in the house.
This was a pretty long book and other then a lot of Alice's back story I really enjoyed the book.
I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.