Why would you do if you just spent all your money on a house that is haunted?
In this paranormal thriller of a novel, we meet Tim Russell who just out his last dollar on a handyman’s dream house. Newly single his plan is to live in the house as he restores it for re-sale.
To his horror: as soon as his work starts, the ghosts begin to appear. Tim turns to his real estate agent Holly Burns to help him decide whether or not his very adult problem is solvable. He can’t afford to leave and loose everything. Can they solve the mystery together before he looses his investment; or even his life.
Firstly I would like to thank Shannon at R and R book tours for my spot on this tour and also the publisher for my copy of the ebook.
The first thing that drew me to this read was the creepy cover, quickly followed by the blurb … the author soon had my full attention. One of my biggest obsessions is the paranormal, I could sit and read paranormal happenings for hours, I’ve read and watched so much I think I would probably make a pretty good ghost hunter myself.
The patience of a dead man started off with a very slow pace, which was absolute fine because you got a real chance to get to know the main character Tim.
Tim was instantly a likeable character, a good guy that had been emotionally hurt. When he met Holly I instantly hoped for a budding romance, I hate that nice guys always finish last.
After about 15% the pace suddenly picked up, with a lot of paranormal happenings occurring, and with most of my reading time being at night I constantly found my heart hammering in my chest, and if Mildred was around you would most likely find me on the edge of my seat. OMG that woman seriously freaked me out.
I loved the separate chapters between the two separate years, and I loved how in the beginning Annette from 1965 and Tim from 1971 each had a completely different perspective about the haunting, Anette’s being my favourable. But my favourite character and perspective for that matter had to have been Holly’s, I can imagine faced in the same situation I would reacted the same as her, fascination first then immobilising fear.
I wouldn’t go as far as saying the book scared me, as very little does, but it 100% freaked me out when Tim awoke with scratches. I kid you not I had a very similar conversation 2 days prior with my step-daughter about when we first moved in this house.
Another thing I loved about this book was the images which were sporadically placed, they really helped break up the book and also made me feel like part of the ghost hunt.
But my favourite part of the book where the journals Annette had written, I loved reading every entry, and would love to have read the entire journal.
The only thing I disliked about this book was sometimes I found to much telling and not enough showing.
This was a great read and I am itching to move on to the second book in the series.