Title: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
Author: Kathryn Knight
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted—the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear—the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.
Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose—he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie—the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.
As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.
With a sharp pop, the light went out, plunging the room into darkness. Callie stilled, her heartbeat filling her ears. Something rustled behind her, and the hairs on her bare arms prickled. Probably a noise from outside, she told herself, blinking as her eyes adjusted to the trickle of faint light from the open window.
Another rustle, too close to pass off as wind in the trees. She was rooted in place, suddenly very sure she was not alone in the room. A soft moan floated through the blackness. Panic gripped her, fierce and primal, clawing at her lungs. Did she have a weapon? Would it even work against whatever was here?
She struggled for air, a rancid odor filling her nostrils as she slowly inhaled. Death. Decay. Shadows shifted to her left, and her gaze jerked toward the movement. Behind the solid mass of her reflection in the mirror, the gauzy outline of a face peered over her shoulder. Empty eye sockets stared out from gray, filmy features, the hollow black holes somehow filled with menace.
A sob gathered in her chest, clogging her throat. Please, God. Let me wake up from this nightmare. Something cold and wet brushed against her upper back, and she screamed.
N. N. Light’s Book Review:
Callie has a gift of speaking with ghosts, a gift which changed her life forever. When an elderly widow begs for her help, she agrees. From the moment Callie sets foot on Hillwood Farm, she senses danger. A vindictive spirit is terrorizing both Mrs. Turner and her drop-dead gorgeous grandson, Luke. But Callie’s disrupting the ghost’s plans and instead turns its vengeance on her. Accidents turn Callie’s calm demeanor to icy fear. Will she survive long enough to help rid Hillwood Farm of this ghost and more importantly, will Callie and Luke let down their walls and surrender to love?
I can honestly confess this book scared me to death. Once the haunting began, I clung to my tablet and couldn’t look away. The paranormal descriptions were so realistic and life-like, my significant other had to keep telling me to breathe. Think Samara from The Ring and you’ll get a sense of what I’m talking about. By the time I finished, I could only read it in the daylight and with someone else present.
Callie and Luke’s romance is slow-burning which I loved. It also added depth and a sweetness to the otherwise tense-filled story. Sure, they had issues to work through but every couple deals with conflict.
If you’re looking for a spooky romantic suspense, you’ll love The Haunting of Hillwood Farm. Kathryn Knight has mastered the art of paranormal romantic suspense and it’s a must-read!
Favorite Character/Quote: Callie. Her emotional trials when dealing with ghosts and all things paranormal called out to me. She’s gone through so much and by the end of the book, I wanted her to just be able to get a good night’s sleep.
Rating: 5+ stars
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Kathryn Knight writes books filled with steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and haunting mysteries. Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon and B&N Bestsellers and RomCon Reader-Rated picks. When she's not reading or writing, Kathryn spends her time exploring abandoned places and searching for ghosts. She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets.
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