Best Served Bloody
By Sinead MacDughlas
Published January 2013
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Available on Amazon
When thirty-eight year old Jess Green tries to start a new life in a tiny Ontario village, far away from the mad world, she learns that madness will always find her. Eleven spirits, most of them victims of one insidious murderer, inhabit the old house she bought. Until they have retribution for their deaths, they’re trapped between the mortal plane and the afterlife. Jess is their only hope.
Murder is unforgivable, guilt is inflexible, escape is impossible — and revenge is a dish Best Served Bloody.
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My Review: Jess moves to an isolated house in hopes of having total privacy free from gossip. She didn’t count on her house being haunted. And, she sure didn’t count on having to deal with the likes of Jimmy Harrison, a rogue cop who likes to abuse his power. When ghosts come out of the woodwork with accusations that Jimmy killed them, Jess realizes she has bigger problems than she ever imagined. Can she help the stranded spirits, or will they lead to her ultimate doom?
This book starts off as a typical moving-objects and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night ghost story, but quickly evolves into a chilling tale. The author gave me goose bumps more than once while I read this! It’s a short tale, but oh so worth reading, especially if you enjoy the subtleties of a psychological thriller. There’s so much more than meets the eye to this book and the end left me breathless. I always appreciate a book that makes me think long after finishing, and this is one of those books.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars