Dark With Some Funny Moments
4 out of 5 stars
When Boyd gets a promotion, he has to rent a new place closer to work, they find a house they think is perfect for them, but things start turning bad pretty quickly! Food starts spoiling nearly as soon as it’s brought into the house, Boyd starts feeling sick, and the rest of the family start acting weird. But it’s when the ghosts start turning up that things take a descent into darkness.
The plot of this was good…ish. The first half of the book was intriguing, entertaining and had me hooked, but then things start going weird and that’s why it’s a 4 star and not a 5 star read. The author builds the tension nicely from the start, and I loved that! It made me eager to see what was going to happen next. I even liked it when the ghosts came and things started ramping up, but then Gina enters and things just go weird. Never the less, the plot was good and I liked it for the most part.
I liked Boyd and his family. They just want a nice place to live but are thrown into something that shouldn’t involve them. The most uncomfortable parts were to do with the daughter. It broke my heart and was tough to read!! One thing I’ve seen with this author is how he makes such great characters! They are easy to like and I was rooting for them all the way through.
In all, this was a good read. Even with it being so dark, it still had a lot of funny moments which added much-needed levity to the overall story.
Joe Hempel is one of the best, especially when he reads Horror. He knows how to bring the atmosphere and tension to life. He has plenty of tones and voices for all the characters and was easy to listen to.
Sick House by Jeff Strand
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Published by Self Published on June 11th 2018
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It's a home invasion from beyond the grave in this novel of unrelenting terror from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Pressure, Dweller, and Wolf Hunt.
It doesn't seem like the perfect house, but screw it, it's good enough to rent for a year. Unfortunately for Boyd, Adeline, and their two young daughters, it's immediately clear they chose the wrong place.
The nightmare begins with violent coughs and headaches. Food starts to rot almost as soon as they take it inside. A pet tarantula goes missing. Some family members begin to exhibit creepy behavior.
Then the ghosts arrive, and all hell breaks loose....Also by this author: Cyclops Road