Haunted: The Horror of Haverfordwest by G. L Davies (Release date: 30th of November, 2018).
Blurb: Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House. Dare you step inside…
Anne and Dai moved into the house as their first home together but right from the beginning they start to experience the unexplained. From vivid horrifying nightmares to black dogs to unexplained noises and visitations. It nearly tears their relationship apart. They are haunted by a vile old lady, two strange children and a large angry man….a twisted family that refuse to let anyone find happiness in the house.
When I requested this book I was unaware that it was a real life account and I also didn’t know it was a prequel. This might have put me off. At first I worried it would have a “found footage” feel as it was written in an interview format. However, I continued and soon found myself drawn into the story of Anne and Dai. It resonates with me as I have lived in Wales in my misspent youth and I have also lived in a haunted house (not at the same time). I think because I have experienced living in a haunted environment the story felt authentic. I found this book genuinely creepy. I would love to know if anyone ever found more information about the spirits in this house and their origin. I thought the authors attempt at the end to provide a variety of potential reasons for the experiences other that a supernatural origin really interesting and refreshing that alternative conclusions were explored.
5/5: A real life haunting account.
Thank you to NetGalley and John Hunt Publishing for this eArc in exchange for an honest review.