Lingering – ARC Book Review

Title:- Lingering

Author:- Chris Coppel

Date published:- will be published on June 28th 2022

No. of pages:- 224 pages

Genre:- Horror


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

The woods looked dark and ominous. Between the trees, where the darkness was blacker than black, dozens of slanted yellow eyes flicked open and stared back towards the house. They weren’t the eyes of anything human. When Paul and Christy purchase Croft House, they are both looking forward to a new start. Christy’s abusive father is dying and she is ready to put the past well and truly behind her. But the house has other ideas. They soon realise there is something in the house, something that’s trying to communicate with them. In their fear, they ask a local psychic to remove this entity. And in so doing, release something far, far worse.

This book gave me creeps…even the front cover is giving me creeps!

The married couple, Christy and Paul move into their dream house, Croft House. Christy however had to return back to her childhood house to care for her abusive and ailing father while Paul dealt with the house. As they start a new life in the house, they realize that the house has many dark secrets inside that.

Reading this book gave me a feeling of as if I was watching a horror movie. Christy’s relationship with her father, his abusive nature was interesting to read, How Paul hires a psychic to see if there are “dark” ghosts in the house was also interesting. The vivid descriptions of the house gave a creeping sense that you could actually as a reader feel like you are also in the haunted house with the characters as well. Both Chrisy and Paul have many flaws as characters. There were some twists and turns. Overall, I actually enjoyed reading this book and since this is the first time I am reading from this author, I am looking forward to read more.

Worth four stars!

Mnay thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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