“All houses in which men have lived, suffered and died are haunted houses.” – Mary Roberts Rhinehart. Who doesn’t love a story about a spooky house. That you read with minimal lighting and a cup of hot chocolate. If you don’t then what the hell is wrong with you. LOL. I was really lucky to have received this little gem of a book in the mail.
Summary: A man returns to his home town after a personal tragedy. (I can’t tell anymore or there will be spoilers)!!
What I liked: I liked the fact that this wasn’t just a haunted house story. There is so much more to it. The characters were very well fleshed out and are three dimensional. They each have good and bad traits which make them more human and likable. I also like how the circular the story was. Sorensen is a great writer and was able to convey very complex human emotions with words.
What I didn’t like: The only thing I was kind of unsure of is where the crow fit in. I would have liked a bit more explanation as too what the crow symbolized. But I am not going to use that to take away from my rating.
Star Rating: 5
My Thoughts: I really liked this book. I found myself getting profoundly sad for the protagonist towards the end. I liked the fact that this wasn’t just a spooky haunted house story. The story had real meat to it and I felt that Sorensen’s writing conveyed the horror and sadness that this story had. But there is some vindication there too. Which being me I love in a story. Such a good story I can’t read more in the series.
I want to thank Chris Sorensen for providing me a copy of The Nightmare Room for my honest review.