Author: Christine Zolendz
Release date: Oct 29, 2018
From USA Today Bestseller Christine Zolendz, comes a new, haunting paranormal series.
They’re DYING to get in…
A world forgotten. A love forbidden.
In the southern swamps of Louisiana, an ominous and foreboding mansion beckons the young and curious tourists. But once they enter Ravenswood, they never return.
And New Yorker Rainey Halerow knows nothing about it…
That is until her grandmother is brutally murdered under her nose and the answers to her mysterious and heinous death lie within the walls of Ravenswood. As the mansion lures her in, Rainey knows one thing is certain: more than death is trapped inside.
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Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin
After her grandmother is brutally murdered, Rainey Halerow gets a surprising visitor who mentions a family that misses her. A family that Rainey knows nothing about. Curious and wanting answers, Rainey starts investigating clues to her grandmother’s real identity and a past that just might be the death of her.
“There was some far off familiarity to him I couldn’t quite put a finger on; it made the hair prickle on the back of my neck.”
Wow!!!! I loved the twists in this new paranormal series. Rainey has never really felt a strong attachment to her family, friends or life. When tragedy strikes, she discovers nothing is quite what she thought about her life. I felt almost like a strange things and upside down world feeling reading this story. The people she meets are just so intriguing and mysterious. And just original! I seriously want to just live in her gothic world for a day and experience all of the dark, creepy chills myself. So fun to read and a real page turner. I need the next book soon!
There’s just something so good about a paranormal novel and the spooky way they can get under your skin. I needed this series in my life and had no idea that I’d be that addicted to this gothic charmer.
My stomach turned hollow and cold, rolling with nervous flutters. I had two choices: leave and never find any answers, or follow the amber-eyed stranger and maybe—possibly—find out what the place was, what my grandmother had to do with it. And why, as she was being murdered instead of fighting back, she kept that envelope with an old, tattered book inside close to her heart.
I don’t remember making the decision, just climbing down into the marsh and wading out across the water to the stone pathway leading to the house. My feet splashed over the slippery surface as I took the enormity of the place in. Without the swirling mist, it seemed to stretch up to some remote distance in the sky. Balconies upon balconies, gables, and odd-shaped chimneys were tacked onto each other with rotted wooden planks.
My sudden lack of fear should have been something to cause me pause, yet nothing stopped me from ascending the decaying steps and opening the front door. I saw nothing but the image of my dead grandmother clutching her little book of myths in her hands. There were no sane thoughts in my head. No thoughts of trespassing or breaking in and entering. There was nothing but the desperate need for the truth. I was in a place I had no place being, yet there I was, looking past the threshold to the darkness that lay just inside.
Christine Zolendz resides in New York City, and is the author of five novels. Her first series, a paranormal romance (heavy on the romance and light on the paranormal) was published in 2012-2013 and includes Fall From Grace, Saving Grace, and Scars and Songs. Her newest series, published in 2014, includes the dark romance Brutally Beautiful and Cold-Blooded Beautiful.