Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Book Review | Spook House by Michael West

Spook House is the latest book in Michael West's Harmony, Indiana series.

Book Description
There are some places in this world that go far beyond any normal definition of “haunted.” These places are so evil, so diabolical, that they become gateways to Hell itself. The Fuller Farm is one such place.

It is said that old man Fuller conducted unspeakable acts, blood rituals and human sacrifices, all in an attempt to gain the ultimate knowledge, the ultimate power. And then, he was killed–horribly murdered on his own lands, leaving the house to stand as a vacant monument to his wickedness. But once a door is opened, it can never really be closed.

Now, the stars are right. The gateway is ready to once more unleash unspeakable horror upon the town of Harmony, Indiana. And this will be one Halloween that they will never forget!

As much as I love reading a great horror novel, I love watching horror movies as well. Now that I have young children, I don't get to watch many (any!) horror flicks. Michael West's Harmony, Indiana books are a great combination of both worlds. The fun and the scares are much like watching a horror movie. The movie references scattered throughout are an added bonus as well.

Spook House is a great book to read this time of year. The Halloween tie-in was more subtle than I expected; you could definitely curl up with this one any time of the season.

If you haven't read anything by Michael West, Spook House is a perfect place to start. His Harmony, Indiana books are stand alone and entertaining in any order you choose to read them. Although, after reading Spook House, you will likely have a strong desire to pick up The Wide Game next.

7/10: Recommended Read

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Seventh Star Press author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I'm fortunate to be reviewing Spook House as part of Michael West's virtual blog tour.


You can find more tour stops including reviews, guest posts, interviews, and giveaways here.


About the Author:
Michael West is the critically-acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows,
Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the
Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera,
and their dog, King Seesar.

Every Halloween, he turns his garage into a haunted house.


Haunted house garages are the best. I have such wonderful memories of our neighborhood haunted garage.

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for reviewing Michael and taking part in the tour! :) So glad you enjoyed Spook House!

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  2. I heart this cover so hard! It looks like a movie I would have rented from the video store in the early 90's, or something I'd watch on Netflix today. I will definitely be on the look out for it!

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  3. This looks like my kind of horror novel! Great review Ms. Jen, Have you read any John Saul or Bentley Little novels?

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  4. I have never read, nor even heard of for that matter, anything by Michael West. This review makes me want to discover some of his work, so this book shall be added to me very long list of books I'd like to read.

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  6. Books like this are just too scary for me quite frankly. I enjoy a good horror film, but reading is different, I will just put it down and stop reading when their is tension.

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