Book Review:The Nursery by Bill Thompson

“A house that sat empty for fifty years as its dead owner instructed. A locked room with no key. A single father with eight-year-old twin girls. A dusty, dank nursery from long ago that no child ever played in.”

The Nursery is actually third in the Bayou Haunting series. It’s probably best I didn’t know this when I requested it as it would have put me off and I really enjoyed it. If you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll know I love me a haunted house story. The style the book was written was different but I liked it. It drew me in and I have to admit I found it hard to put down. When widower Jordan Blanchard sees a too good to be true opportunity in a sprawling house that would home both his business and his twin daughters, he can’t help but jump at the chance to buy it. There were some quirky requests left by the previous owner but nothing too concerning, so he thinks. Even when the girls find the key to the nursery that had been missing, he is not too concerned if not intrigued by the mystery. Soon, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the house when a tragedy occurs. There is something in the house that coverts the thing Jordan holds most dear. There is also another danger lurking in the shadows.

I loved the descriptions in the book of the house and the back story of the haunting. I was intrigued by the ghost hunter character, Landry and Callie (who is the main character in the first book).

Jordan could be both a likable and rather annoying character. As a father he was good but he has some monumental temper tantrums. Putting that aside it says something that as soon as I’d finished the book, I downloaded the first book of the series, as I enjoyed it so much.

4/5…Spooktacular mystery…just my cup of tea.

Thank you to NetGalley for this e-arc copy for an honest review.

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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