THE HAUNTING OF GILLESPIE HOUSE by DARCY COATES
Another spooky fun haunted house story from Darcy Coates. This one features a young woman named Elle, who has been hired to housesit in the Gillespie House, while the current owners are away. Of course the vacationing couple’s little girl had disappeared there, the house comes with a graveyard on the property and there are ominous tales of it’s founding owner being a cult leader and dabbler in the supernatural. Soon Elle is hearing noises in the walls and begins to investigate the house and it’s sordid background.
Book is once again steeped in some good old fashioned haunted house tropes, such as the before mentioned property graveyard, secret passageways and mysterious locked rooms. Elle is another likable Coates character alone in a spooky situation. It’s a fun time that provides it’s share of goosebumps and mystery as the author knows how to spin a good haunted house yarn. It’s a bit short, but the book provides three additional short stories to add to the fun. One is about a paranormal blogger who encounters a creepy bed and breakfast. The next story is about a young girl, a new house with a past and an eerie crawlspace in her room. The third and best is an unsettling story about a young retail manager named Jodie and some very ominous new mannequins delivered to her store. Anyone with a present or past in retail will especially enjoy that one. All in all, another wonderfully entertaining book to curl up with in bed at night with from Darcy Coates.