Book Review: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm

The Haunting of Hillwood Farm

Hello friends,

The Haunting of Hillwood Farm by Kathryn Knight starts off with a strong opening, and is essentially  a ghost story set on a haunted farm, complete with horses and dark, edgy vibes throughout the story.  The story itself began with an opening chapter of a woman named Alice with a haunted kitchen, where a sugar jar moves by itself-and then explodes, causing her to call up a psychic that can hear ghosts speak-a gift that Callie never wanted. Arriving at the farm, more accidents and dangerous events unfold throughout both the farm, and her own place later on through the story. Ghosts, apparently, want her gone.

It’s thought that Alice’s husband, Henry, is the spirit causing the distress as he unexpectedly passed away. There was a lot of suspects throughout the story of who the ghost might be, some nice scenes with the horses, and a few clips of adventure where there’s a fire, a scattering of dangerous accidents, and even a romantic element thrown in with Alice’s grandson, Luke Turner. The three get together to buckle down, and solve the mystery…before someone else gets killed or hurt.

Overall, the writing was strong, and I quite liked all the characters. Everyone felt fully fleshed out and real, and I spent a solid three hours breezing through this story, as once you start, you don’t want to quit. I devoured the book in one sitting, and gave it 4.5 stars. I recommend it for those who enjoy a good ghost story during the summer, or even for Halloween, it would be a perfect read for that spooky atmosphere. The romance was also well handled, and I definitely find myself intrigued in checking out the author’s other works. This book was available through Kindle Unlimited, for those that wish to grab it for themselves, and I highly recommend it.

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.

Book Review: Material Witness

Title: Material Witness

Author: LA Mondello

Series: book 1

Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Page Count: 300

Received: Amazon freebie

Rated: 4/5 🌟

Review Word Count: 500

Notes: This was a lot of fun. Definitely more action than romantic but I like that!

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Hello all,

I really enjoyed this free read from Amazon. Purchased way back when so no idea if it’s still free or not. I’ve also never read this author before but will definitely try to make a dent in the other series that they have as they write mostly romance it seems.

(Back into reviewing and this review already feels awkward in writing but hopefully I’ll get into the swing of things before too long!)

Anyway.

This is romantic suspense. Featuring a woman character named Cassie, who is researching for her books at a rather suspicious bar in a bad part of town, she encounters trouble almost instantly in both terms of a tall dark and handsome fellow as well as a drive by shooting that she barely survives… becoming the primary witness to the murder of a dangerous individual.

Swept up into the police station and pressured into being kept safe by the FBI, Cassie gets far more research for her mystery series than anticipated as she gets treated like she’s in witness protection…but not quite. With the detective who helped save her life at her side, and the only person she currently trusts, the two work together to get their lives back… while falling for each other in the process.

I really enjoyed how fast paced this was, how the characters were smart, and the amount of danger was exciting at times. Definitely give this a try if you like the tv show Castle.

4/5 🌟!

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.