by Debbie Boek
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publication Date: July 14, 2017
Publisher: Wolf Rider Publishing
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Print Length: 243 pages
Nothing could have prepared Emma Draper for the events that started to occur almost as soon as she and her family moved into their new home. Her sanity is challenged when she begins to experience a series of supernatural occurrences. Her love and loyalty are tested as her relationship with her husband continues to disintegrate, and she is left to handle the dangerous situation on her own. But, the real trouble begins when two brothers arrive to help her get rid of the dangerous entities that have taken over her home.
Emma must find the courage and resolve within herself to join them as they do battle with the ghosts and demons. But, if they succeed in making the house safe for her children once again, will she be able to disregard the feelings she now has for one of the brothers and put her children first, giving up her own happiness in return?
Devil's Bait by Debbie Boek
Do you like things that go bump in the night? Have you ever felt an unexplainable touch that sent the hairs on your neck on full alert? Maybe you just moved and the new place has unfamiliar creaks and groans…Welcome to DEVIL’S BAIT by Debbie Boek where one old house may have more than just architectural character and the new owners may not be the only occupants.
For Emma and her family, this seemed like a good move. Sure, the house needed a lot of work, but it was far safer to raise a family in the country than in the big city, right? She never expected she would be calling anyone to rid her home of the evil that resides within.
Debbie Boek does a marvelous job of creating a dark and ominous atmosphere for evil in the haunted house that Emma’s family has moved into. Needing the services of more than one “paranormal exterminator” was an even better twist, but she doesn’t stop there.
The tension is ratcheted up when Emma discovers her marriage is in big trouble. It’s almost like getting two stories in one, until even Emma finds a love interest outside of her marital bond.
A taut thriller, an okay romance. I was all on board, waiting for both subplots to evolve, but they weren’t equally developed. The romance felt out of place for me, even the whole marriage on the rocks thing. Surely, I was selfishly wanting one plus the other in equal measures, or maybe just a five-star thriller, which I did get! For me, the romance felt like an add on that didn’t quite fit.
I received a complimentary copy from BooksGoSocial!