- AUTHOR – Hunter Shea
- PUBLISHER – Flame Tree Press
- PAGES – 288
Five years after Ashley King survived the infamous resort massacre, she’s found hanging in her basement by her fiancée, Todd Matthews. She left behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called the wraith. With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills mountains. What they find is a haunted history that’s been lying in wait for a fresh set of victims. The wraith is back, and he’s nothing what they expected.
Firstly I would like to say thank you to Anne Carter from Random things for my space on the blog tour and thank you to Flame tree press for my copy of this book.
This was my first experience reading a novel by Hunter Shea and it was a fantastic one. The writing was absolutely superb, I felt an instant connection to the story and to the main character Ashley.
This book gave me a lot of anxiety, it was so well written, every emotion the characters, mainly Todd, felt I was right there with him feeling exactly the same. My heart was in bits for Todd, most of the way through this book, I could feel his pain, his loss of loosing Ash and you could tell just how much he loved her. My heart literally aches when he went to the cemetery to say his final goodbye.
On the opposing side to Todd and his grief was the final girl fan club, this obviously made Todd’s grieving a lot harder and I actually felt sick how obsessed some people can be, and the lengths they will go too.
When Todd found the letter in the mattress my heart was racing, I knew what it was straight away and found I had tears welling up in my eyes when I read the suicide note.
Not a lot scares me, but the details of Ash’s experience and the dreams Todd has especially the one while at Hayden had me on the edge of my seat, freaked the hell out.
This is the first book I have read that has put fear into me, Todd is in Hayden and I find myself jumping at every little noise in the house. I would definitely love to this made into a film.