A new wife and a vengeful ghost. Not a good mix.
Letitia – Tish – Stanyer makes husband Theo promise never to remarry if she dies and he complies just to pacify her. She isn’t going to die.
She does – and he does remarry. Tish isn’t happy. Her spirit cannot rest with another woman in her domain, sampling the delights of her husband. Theo belongs to her – Sheena will have to go.
My Musings :
Source : Review copy from the author via Rachel's Random Resources
Date read : January 17, 2019
Reread factor : 2/5
As soon as I read the first sentence of the blurb, I was hooked. I was intrigued by the concept of a dead wife's wish for her husband to not to marry and move on. Usually it was just the opposite and this had me imagining various scenes of gruesome varieties, I confess.
Theo was a widower who promised his first wife that he wouldn't remarry after her death. But, after a long period of mourning and loneliness, he fell for Sheena with her sexy wiles which led to their marriage and the introduction of Tish, the vengeful spirit. It took a while for Sheena to realise that she was being targeted by the entity present in the house. I felt that Theo was the one who took the longest time to come to the realisation that Tish was quite serious when she got his promise.
I quite enjoyed the scenes involving Sheena and her dog especially their full on tangle with Tish. I am not repentant about it because I have never hated Sheena as much as anyone in recent times. I didn't even feel bad when she was being bad mouthed about by Saskia. No, this is neither a horror story nor a sad one. The parallel lines of romance that formed between the two pairs - Saskia and Richie and Alaina and Christian, led to a story of love and happiness in addition to the one of hate and sadness.
I don't know what to say about Theo. I found him classy but a bit unbelievable in his actions. The way he fell in and out of love was too sudden to be plausible. But I really liked his budding romance with Donna. And I am looking forward to what happens next. I am sure there is more because the story ended with an opening for the sequel. The book was very short and was easy to read. The scenes flowed well but I felt that the writing could have been more polished. The time I spent reading had me having fun but it's not that good that I would reread it anytime soon. Now I am awaiting the next book because I am excited to know how it all ends.
My one line review : A short, easy read of love and hate.
Meet the Author :
I am a divorced mum of two adult sons and nana to three grandchildren, soon to be four. I’ve always had a notion to write but didn’t get round to it seriously until I became ill with M.E in 1995 when I was 40 and was too ill to continue my job as a learning support assistant in a mainstream high school. I was devastated to have to resign from my job but writing saved my sanity. My first attempt was a memoir, Shadow Across the Sun which covered the loss of my mum to breast cancer two days before my 13th birthday. When the rejections began to flow in from traditional publishers and agencies I joined a creative writing class and learned to write fiction. Whisper to Me is my 10th novel. I have a strong belief in the afterlife due to events following my mum’s death so most of my stories have some form of supernatural aspect to them.
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