Laurel Heights-Review

laurel heights

I was fortunate to review Laural Heights by Denise Moncrief.  Being this close to Halloween I can’t get enough spooky reads!

From Amazon:

Book One of an exciting new series filled with paranormal activity, delicious romance, and plenty of suspense.

A dark cloud of deceit hovers over her family tree…

Left an estate by an aunt she’s never met, Laurel Standridge takes possession of Laurel Heights, hoping it will be the safe haven she needs to recuperate from her ill-fated relationship with Rand Peterson. Secrets long buried rise to the surface when her cousin James is murdered and dumped on the highway just outside the gates of Laurel Heights.
Her past trails her to the mountains of Arkansas…
Caught in an obligation Chase Peterson feels he cannot ignore, he agrees to help his brother Rand take back the property he believes Laurel stole from him, but Chase remains at Laurel Heights after he discovers Laurel took nothing of Rand’s away with her except nightmares, fading bruises, and a broken rib.
Unexplained disturbances shatter her hopes of a normal life…
Are the strange bumps, thumps, and bangs reverberating through the night caused by the murderer of Laurel’s cousin James, someone Rand has sent to exact his revenge, or a disturbed soul existing in another dimension, trying to communicate with the living? Drawn together by the intrigue surrounding Laurel Heights, Chase and Laurel become hopelessly entangled in a relationship that goes deeper than mere physical attraction. Can their love survive the haunting of Laurel Heights?

My review:

I give this 4 stars

This story is about Laurel escaping an abusive and dangerous past through a somewhat mysterious inheritance.

There is a lot going on in this story.  The opening scene captured my attention.  Although I’ve never been in a similar situation, you feel the pain Laurel is being subjected to.  I was hooked in the first few chapters.  Fast forward to Laurel Heights.  Creepy.  Very creepy.  You never know when the ghost will strike.  In the end the plot twists were not something I saw coming.  That’s a good thing.  The budding romance was sweet and secondary to poor Laurel’s life.  This is a great read for the upcoming holidays, Halloween that is.  The mystery behind Laurel Heights will keep your turning the pages.


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