ABUSE, ARC, GHOSTS, HORROR/THRILLER/MYSTERY

Book Review: Surge by Paul DiPersio

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Published: the 21st of March 2019
Written bySaya Lopez Ortega
Series: The Seduction Expert
Length: 232 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy via Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.

The blurb

 

Sometimes when life closes a door, it opens a window … to hell.

Michael Drake came to the quaint seaside town of Fairfield Bay to build condos, and found the girl of his dreams.

Amanda–a beautiful, emerald-eyed, raven-haired mystery woman, way out of his league, soon to be his wife.

Then, one Halloween night during a violent thunderstorm, Amanda answers the phone, and a freak lightning surge stops her heart cold, plunging her into a coma.

When she awakens, she’s not the same woman Michael fell in love with … not the woman he planned to marry

 

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Wow….. this is not normally my preferred genre to read in, but there was just something about the blurb and cover that both appealed and appalled me. Since reading it, I’ve woken up twice from nightmares. I just can’t get this chilling goodness out of my head. Paul DiPersio’s writing is in a league of it’s own!! Childhood drama paired with mystery, gives just the right amount of chill to keep you not only on the edge – but also have you checking that you’re really alone, before you enter any dark rooms late at night. I wouldn’t say this is much of a ghost story, it’s more of a psychological thriller, mixed with a delicious dose of suspense and mystery. So if that’s your favourite cocktail, allow yourself to down this in one go!

 

This mystery ghost story, takes place in New England. We meet Michael and Amanda, who are just beginning their lives together in a small town. They’re considering eloping, when a tragic accident occurs. Lightning strikes and hits Amanda, through a landline telephone, which leaves both her and Michael’s lives irrevocably changed! Her personality is completely altered, and it may contain an evil spirit that has been unleashed within her. Michael has to figure out what happened, before he can help Amanda heal from physical and mental wounds alike. The pace is perfect, fast enough that you don’t get bored, but not so fast that the author skims over important details. Luckily, this isn’t a case of the story being too big to fit into the pages, the author pulls readers right into the action, and everything is finished off in a brilliant way.

 

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Have you read this book, or any other by the author? Does it sound like something you’d enjoy? Let’s chat in the comments!

 

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