You should never look a gift horse in the mouth right? Well you might want to when that gift horse happens to be an old house that may or may not be filled with evil energy. When Guy finds the deed for a house in his mother’s attic he thinks this is the perfect opportunity, but when he arrives he may have more to worry about than the cost of renovations in The Haunting of Rookwood House.
Guy thinks that that he can turn Rookwood House into something far better than it is now. The old and crumbling home, chocked by vines, and far from another other home seems like something that could be turned into something amazing. When he chooses to camp out in the house while he works he constantly feels as though he is being watched. In just a week he thinks everything should be fine, but there is a reason this house has been vacant for so long. Years previously a woman tormented the family inside Rookwood and while her body may be gone her spirit clings to the house and she has no desire to lose her latest victim.
Guy’s character finds himself coping with rising fear and also guilt the longer he stays in the house. There are women whose lives are pulled into his strange fight against a force that only wishes him harm. This story is very eerie and had me jumping at some of the scenes inside. If you are looking for a spooky read then The Haunting of Rookward House is the perfect read for you. You can find out more about this and other books by Darcy Coates on her website.