The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
Published by Skyscape
Published 31 October 2013
Kindle Owner’s Lending Library
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Able to talk to ghosts, Jess quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects, who have their own “gifts.” One is possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.
The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. To escape, Jess and the others must open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that seeks to hold them in.
Siler House loomed before them, dark, and inscrutable despite the late afternoon sun.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I love spooky stories set in creepy houses so The Haunting Season was a must read now for me. Sinister happenings in houses with dark histories are among my favourite things to read. The Haunting Season is an example of the best of this type of horror fiction. It reminded me a lot of one of my favourites, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. This is meant as a compliment. Believe me. I was hooked from start to finish. This book haunted me (excuse the bad pun). The Haunting Season had a lot of intense moment especially towards the end. What I really liked is the fact this book is grounded more in reality than other similar books. It’s not all ghosts and demons and creepy crawlies. The Haunting Season starts slowly but fairly rattles along and I found myself engrossed 30% through and couldn’t stop reading. This is a great book. Read it now!