Book Review: Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story by Shani Struthers.

I’ve not been posting because of the festive period, which has been extra busy as it’s my youngest sons birthday today. During the craziness I came across Eve : A Christmas Ghost Story by Shani Struthers. It sounded like a story I’d enjoy but I was wary as having tried the first of the Psychic Survey series I just couldn’t get into it.

Theo and Ness, two psychic investigators are called upon to help a haunted town. Thorpe Morton had in 1899 been the scene of a terrible tragedy, where 59 people died in the village hall while celebrating Christmas Eve. The towns people are haunted in different ways and there is an underlying evil twisting the women’s fears against them.

I was pleasantly surprised by this story, having struggled with the first in the Psychic Survey. This cosy little story may encourage me to try the series again. I felt it was more of a cosy ghost story, which was lovely at this time of year rather than a horror. It kept me guessing throughout the story-line and most of the characters were like-able. I sometimes felt throughout that I should already know something about the main characters, which as this is supposed to be a standalone novel was odd. This might have just been me and until I read more of Shani Struthers work I won’t know the answer to this. I thought there might be more substance to it and maybe it didn’t tell anything new or groundbreaking but sometimes that’s not what we want.

I give this a 4/5. I really enjoyed this well written tale. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the descriptive setting. It made me want to read more which is always a good thing. For 99 p on kindle I thought it was a bargain. If you a winter festive ghost story, this might be for you.

 

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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