13 Nights of Haunted Reads - Part Six


Night six is here! Take a look at the haunted reads I have for you tonight! A snippet of my review is at the end of each book. If you want to learn more about each one just click on the cover.

 

Just Things

Diary of a Serial Killer Book One By Erin Lee Genre: Psychological Thriller Sometimes, the cravings just take over. Jimmie Putnam is an ordinary man by any measure. By day, he works as a law clerk. At night, when he can't fight the cravings, he becomes a collector. He takes great care of his human Things; buying them cherry lipstick and reading to them from his journal. When they've been on their best behavior, he even takes them out of his freezers... Sometimes, the need is just too deep. Florel Ross has been mostly invisible since the death of her twin, who died twenty years ago at the hands of a serial killer. Obsessed with justice, Florel is willing to risk anything for the answers she craves: What goes on in the mind of a serial killer? When the two yearnings collide, will it be justice or just Things? Lee does such a wonderful job of pulling you into the mind of a serial killer. There were times I actually sympathized with Jimmie. Crazy how that happens! Jimmie's character isn't one you'll soon forget. It was fascinating to see how his dark and twisted mind works. If you enjoy reading about serial killers I would recommend this entire series. It may not provide gory, bloody details but I feel like Lee really gives the opportunity to get inside his head and explores that side of things rather than just his killings.

 

Apparitions of Elizabeth Robinson By Jennie L. Morris Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads An Elizabeth Robinson has lived in the hills of Eastern Kentucky as long as people have built permanent settlements in the lush, green forests. While the mountains recover from the War of Northern Aggression, the simple folk seek the healings of the Robinson women. Three generations, working the ways from the old country, live in isolation.


The youngest Elizabeth Robinson, a healer by happenstance, despises her role in the family. She longs for freedom, the wilderness of her youth, an escape from a dark secret. Alone in the forest, she stumbles upon the ghost of a Yankee soldier, Samuel Henry.


Determined to help Samuel pass beyond the veil, Elizabeth brings him back to her mountain home. Turning of the wheel of fortune, prosperity changes to misfortune for the Robinsons, and a menacing figure lingers like a thick fog. Generations, built on lies, force Elizabeth to face a bleak reality and make the ultimate sacrifice. I loved how reading this took me back in time. The setting was great and I enjoyed how Morris laid out all of the details to create such a remarkable story. Very captivating! The mystery surrounding the Robinson family had me very intrigued. When the visions started for Emily, I had to know more! As everything continued to progress it all made sense.

 

The Harvest of Souls By Olivia Marie Genre: Ghost Fiction Every year right before Halloween, a sleepy town in northern Louisiana turned into a nightmare. Strange things happened there for as far back as anyone remembered. They called it the Harvest and what they wanted was us and our souls. They were the things you are warned about as children. The monsters that lived in the shadows, the ones who hid under your bed and in your closets. They were bogymen of a different kind. The creatures that you knew were there but never saw until it was too late. When the blurb mentioned Halloween, I knew I had to check this one out. I really liked the creepy tone Olivia set in this book. The tale of the Harvesters that was passed down through generations was intriguing and eerie! And the creature that lurked about was another chilling touch that had me flipping through the pages. Definitely worth a read if you enjoy spooky stories!

 

Backroad The Backwoods Justice Series Book 1 By Rena Marin Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads In the Summer of 1995, three friends set off on a road trip to celebrate their graduation and the start of their first summer of freedom. Visiting a secret swimming hole, they find more than the peace and quiet they expected. With a sabotaged truck, their only option is to make the journey back to civilization on foot. As night sets in, they quickly realize they aren't alone on the deserted stretch of road. Now, they must fight for their lives and pray they can survive the night on the backroad. Be prepared for one dark and crazy ride. This is one that I had a hard time putting down, and I couldn't race through the pages fast enough. Backroad is definitely edge of your seat reading! The ending was jaw dropping and totally not what I was expecting.