Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: POSSESS by J.A. Howell

Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life.

She soon realizes it was anything but that.

Low on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh, killed himself.

Or did he?

As disturbing dreams and hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind the previous tenant’s death than a simple suicide. She finds her life further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was also his best friend. Could this handsome but evasive pub owner have something to do with Brody’s death?

Trying to piece together the events surrounding Brody’s death proves to be a daunting task, but Harley can’t give up. Brody won’t let her. He is still in the apartment with her, trapped in limbo until she finds his killer.

But he’s not waiting for revenge.

Harley’s next.

My thoughts: All Harley wanted was to be free, free from a man who made her life a living hell. My god, and that was BEFORE the vows! I would've poisoned the bastard. Him being alive still puts you at risk, even if you run far, far, far away.

When she finds that nice, perfect apartment at a VERY LOW price, it sounds too good to be true. What's the catch? How about the fact that someone died in it?
It seems that Harley has an unwanted roommate--a ghost! (Or, at the very least, haunting images of a ghost.) How creepy to be haunted!

It was interesting seeing Harley argue with the ghost. Yeah, she was losing it, but, hey, someone was after to her.

Don’t be fooled by the horrific cover of the scary, freaky woman on the cover (seriously, the woman looked like Linda Blair). The book is not a horror.

The mystery was intriguing, but the Irish/Scottish dialogue was hard to understand sometimes. Some parts seemed to lag a little, but it was a captivating and well-written story nonetheless.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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