Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review of Stillwell and Giveaway

There is nothing quite like a good ghost story to stir the hairs on the back of your neck. Michael Phillip Cash accomplishes that very thing in his new book, Stillwell.

I had the opportunity to read this book the other night, when the super moon was shining down upon us, which made it even spookier. *cue evil laughter*

Michael Cash writes his newest thriller in such a way that the reader is taken through a weeks worth of life in seven chapters and a prolouge. I found the style to be compact and intriguing.

The book opens with the main character of Paul whose wife has just died of cancer. He is a real estate agent who put his life and the lives of his children on hold just to take care of her. He is preparing for his three children, a set of twins and a single, to arrive back in their home, this now being a week after the funeral of his beloved.

The story moves in to the family trying to come to terms with the death and have a new way of life, when one of the twins begins having horrid dreams of a monstrous being.  Paul too has the same kind of dreams in which he sees his wife being held captive.
The youngest also is 'seeing' her mother but cannot convince her father who does not believe in such things as ghost.

Getting back to some sort of normalcy Paul returns to his former business and is contracted by his friend to sell the Stillwell Manor Estate. A home where he had befriended one of the sons of the family that owned the house.

The only caveat is that the house is purported to be haunted and his friend's in-laws had just committed a murder-suicide in the home.

Paul becomes obsessed with the home when his dreams about his wife become entangled together with this homes history. Many intriguing and revealing secrets come to light as an all too familiarity to the ghost of the past from the Stillwell Manor, to the ghost of his present life begin to mesh.

Will Paul and his family ever find comfort in their loss? Will the ghost of the past finally be at peace? Read and find out!

This thriller book offering from Michael Cash is brilliant. I loved every single minute of it and could not put it down, in truth, I could read it again and again! Do I hear movie in the near future?

If you like a good ghost story, intrigued by old houses or better yet, haunted houses, then this is the book for you.

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~Naila Moon

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  1. It's not that I like or dislike them. Yes, I would visit one, but not alone. I love antiques and wonder about the stories they can tell. I have been told I do have some sort of psychic ability, but dang if I know how to use it.

  2. I absolutely would & believe wholeheartedly!

  3. The kissing hand was so cute the racoon reminded me of my grand son who did not want to go but learned to love it wish i had that book then. It surely would of given him confidence to not be scared. beautiful though that the kiss stayed with him and kind him happy good reading and understanding of children,

    1. Hi Annie-did you happen to be watching the vlog I did on my YouTube page?

  4. YES YES YES In a heart beat I would visit a haunted house house I have seen 3 ghost in my life and was never scared and they never harmed be just said something to be. My family says I am strange because I know sometimes when things are going to happen and when i tell i am always right.


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~Naila Moon