Today’s team review is from Jenny.
Jenny has been reading Ghosts Of Manor House by Matt Powers
Book review by Jenny Reeve
The Ghosts of Manor House by Matt Powers
Horror, Drama, History, Thriller
This book deserves 5 stars
I enjoyed this book so much. Every ‘short’ chapter was a thrill. I could not wait to get to the next chilling part of the tale. The storyline was unusual and the author certainly has a vivid imagination to have come up with this wonderful tale.
I must admit, once I was halfway through the book I had an inkling of where the characters would end up, but how they reached their destinations was simply wonderful to read. I took in every description that was written down, from the décor of the rooms to the description of Edmunds journal. Mr. Travels is a brilliant and necessary part of this tale, sends shivers up my spine just thinking about that intimidating tree.
The final part of the story, which describes how Mr and Mrs Krane first fell in love with each other, is beautifully written,
Matt Powers writes with enthusiasm and he allows his imagination to take hold and take him on a journey, which has made this book a pleasure to read.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is thinking of reading it. Thrilling.
Edmund and Mary Wilder are very much in love. But the death of their young son, Tommy, has shattered their family. Edmund is determined to bring them back together, drawing on the only bit of strength he has left—his love for Mary and their daughter, Stephanie. But Mary sinks deeper into depression while little Stephanie’s anger grows. Edmund flounders in his attempts to rescue his family from the brink of collapse and doesn’t know where to turn.
Then Mary receives an invitation for the family to become guests at Manor House, a seemingly quaint Bed and Breakfast. This, she assures her husband, is the answer to all their troubles.
Edmund arrives ahead of his family to spend a couple days working on his long-delayed novel. But his growing curiosity about the old house leads Edmund to an encounter that will change him forever.
What will you sacrifice for love?
An old fashioned psychological thriller with a nod to Stephen King, Manor House will keep you guessing and compel you to turn the page to the very end.
A mother will sacrifice anything for her children. A husband will risk everything to save his wife. Manor House will take them all.
Matt is the author and creator of Ghosts of Manor House and Senior Producer at Zynga. Computers and video games have been a part of his life since he was young. As a child, he always played video games and when he was ten, his Dad told him that he should try making his own. And so he taught himself to program and create games on the computer. He majored in Computer Science and enjoys working with a team of creative people. Matt has a passion for books and finds writing to be a great way to release his inner creativity.
Matt lives and works in the busy and vibrant metropolis of San Francisco where he is surrounded by extraordinary views of the ocean. He loves how the city is filled with a variety of people and activities – there is always something to do and new to see. In addition to San Francisco, Matt spends a lot of time in Grass Valley with friends and family where he can escape the concrete jungle for the relative calm of this gold mining sierra town. This is where the characters and story of Ghosts came to life.
He loves to write because he can use his wacky and twisted imagination to create interesting characters that he brings to life on paper. Matt’s writing process with Ghosts started with a concept, “write a creepy haunted house story.” Ideas became scenes, which became characters that created a story. Matt made a deal with Manor House to tell its tale and so he did, but at what price?