Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
There’s something wrong with Ashburn House…
The ancient building has been the subject of rumours for close to a century. Its owner, Edith, refused to let guests inside and rarely visited the nearby town.
Following Edith’s death, her sole surviving relative, Adrienne, inherits the property. Adrienne’s only possessions are a suitcase of luggage, twenty dollars, and her pet cat. Ashburn House is a lifeline she can’t afford to refuse.
Adrienne doesn’t believe in ghosts, but it’s hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home. Strange messages have been etched into the wallpaper, an old grave is hidden in the forest behind the house, and eerie portraits in the upstairs hall seem to watch her every movement.
As she uncovers more of the house’s secrets, Adrienne begins to believe the whispered rumours about Ashburn may hold more truth than she ever suspected. The building has a bleak and grisly past, and as she chases the threads of a decades-old mystery, Adrienne realises she’s become the prey to something deeply unnatural and intensely resentful.
Only one thing is certain: Ashburn’s dead are not at rest.
Why I Want To Read This
This book came up as a recommendation on Goodreads a while ago. At first I was unsure but then I started to read the reviews and they were quite good! I don’t usually read these kinds of books but I do like a good scary movie and I feel this would be a great read in October/November!
I also am super interested in the author, Darcy Coates! I have heard so many amazing things about this author and when this book came up I thought I had to give it a try.
I also saw this question on Goodreads that made me laugh. Someone asked if the cat in the book dies and if so they wouldn’t be reading the book LOL. I love this and I also love that someone responded saying NO the cat does not die, because I am totally the same way as the person who asked the question… I hate when you watch a horror movie and the family pet is just trying to be helpful and they DIE trying to help their family. It kills me and I automatically want to stop the movie!! Anyone else like this?? So when I saw that question I laughed and also thought “good, I will be reading this” 😂
Do you read any horror books? Do you like these types of books anytime or do you like to read them during spooky season?