Hello my lovelies! I hope you're having a good week. Mine's been insane, which I guess is par for the course for a work-from-home mommy with an about-to-walk child and a husband studying for midterms.
STILL. I am bringing you a VERY exciting review today!
Bad things come in threes. In Shady Springs, that includes murder.
Lange Crawford’s move to Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, lands her a group of awesome friends, a major crush on songwriter Vaughn, and life in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. It also brings The Hunt: an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. Well, supposedly fake.
Weeks before The Hunt, Lange and her friends hold a séance in the farmhouse’s eerie barn. When a voice rushes through, whispering haunting words that only she and Vaughn can hear, Lange realizes it's begging for help. The mysterious voice leads Lange and Vaughn to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder.
Murder Yet to Come
But someone doesn’t like their snooping, and Lange and Vaughn begin receiving the same threats that Ginny once did. The mysterious words from the barn become crucial to figuring out Ginny's past and their own, and how closely the two are connected. They must work fast to uncover the truth or risk finding out if history really does repeat itself.
This book is spooky, fast-paced and romantic. I loved the "murder now, murder then" element and was genuinely creeped out as Lange started uncovering details of the murders that had been committed in her home - an old farmhouse that Jennifer did a fantastic job making super spooky. The book is haunting in the ways that the best ghost stories are: you'll want to read with the lights ON...and you'll be left with that tingly, goosebumps feeling on the back of your neck for long after you read the last page.
Seriously, when I say spooky, I mean SPOOKY. It's absolutely perfect for an October read...it's got a fabulous Halloween vibe and fits well with chill autumn breezes and horror movie season. In fact, I would say Second Verse is like trick-or-treating -- dark, creepy...with sweet rewards to keep you coming back for more. So, basically, if you like Halloween, trick or treating, or Halloween candy YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK. Hee hee. ;-)
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