Author: Christy Sloat
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Rated on http://www.goodreads.com
YA, Paranormal, Thriller, Ghost
Some secrets should never be revealed… Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained… Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?
The Brown House is a new twist on the trendy ghost story genre. It adds mystery and suspense, instead of gore and mayhem. It helps that the reader can connect to the main character. The story opens with Brylee Branson and her family falling on hard times due to the recent struggling economy. The family is forced to make some tough decisions and in doing so decides to move from warm, sunny California to New Jersey. The Branson’s find a steal of a deal on a home in Wilson, New Jersey. As is the case with most too good to be true deals, the Brown House is not what it appears to be and comes with quite a history. At first Brylee dismisses the gossip that her new home is haunted. But soon strange occurrences make it impossible to deny. With the help of her friends; Kayla, Lynley and Ephraim, Brylee sets out on a quest to unlock the secrets of the Brown House.
This is the first book in The Visitor’s Series and it sets the tone for this spine tingling, edge of your seat ghost story. You won’t be able to put this book down. You may even want to sleep with the light on!
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