Tara and her brother Kyle are sent to stay with their estranged grandparents when their mother is hospitalised. May and Peter Folcroft seem warm and charming at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is idyllic.
But strange things keep happening.
The swing moves on its own. Peter paces around the house late at night. Doors slam and curtains shift when no one is inside. Tara begins to suspect the old house is haunted.
When a storm cuts the phone line, May shifts from doting to obsessive. Tara and Kyle must try to keep up the pretext of a happy family, but an empty journal and locked room provide clues to the unforgivable lies, secrets and decades-old murders entwined with the Folcrofts’ history.
And the ghosts are growing restless…
Having enjoyed one of Darcy Coates’ other books I was excited to give this a read. It definitely had some interesting concepts to it and the last 20% was really the best part of the book as things started unraveling and the truths started coming out. It was a good read, but the pacing for the first 2/3 of the book were a little slow. I liked Tara and Kyle’s relationship and interactions and that really made the book for me. It was an enjoyable story, with lots of questions as to whether it was paranormal or not.