What I Loved:
I absolutely loved that this is a book set in a town that really does have a paranormal vibe. I thought it just added to the overall story!
How I Felt:
Haunting in Hartley was such a well-written story! The plot has this mystery that I loved and was so intrigued by. I really liked that the author held a lot of information until closer to the end, so it left me guessing for quite a while! It made it so hard to put the book down!
The story is set in Australia and I’m always excited to have a book’s story located there! Hartley is a real town in Australia that has gained a lot of popularity for its paranormal activity, so reading this had me researching the town to learn more!
The characters were easy to like. Clarisse was a fabulous woman and I loved her throughout the story. The overall character arcs were so well done. It’s easy to get to know everyone in the story and feel invested in their lives!
The spooky, ghost-story atmosphere of Haunting in Hartley was amazing! It’s the kind of book that had moments that had me sitting with the lights on and my back against a wall, but had breaks from that so that I could take a minute and calm down. It was fabulous!
Overall, I really enjoyed this story! I loved the spooky vibe and the characters!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Haunting in Hartley to readers that enjoy a paranormal story with a strong female character!
Where to Find This Book:
Haunting in Hartley by Janice Tremayne is available at these sites.
Hartley is an Australian ghost town that has made a revival for all the right reasons —but can it shake off its evil past as the phantom returns to haunt its new residents?
A converted presbytery that accommodates visitors was once a playground for everything evil in this house—a place for deprived young priests. Consumed by a dark evil source transcended in a cobalt metal chest for one hundred and fifty years.
Will Clarisse be strong enough to reject the trade-off—the power to foretell future events of her choosing and the horrors that come with those visions? What if she could predict a serious illness or an incident and forecast a tragedy for a loved one?
This is a haunting tale of taunts and mindless games of an angry phantasm that occupies the basement, lonely and desperate for someone worthy to take over his curse. The contract with the evil entity comes at a cost for Clarisse—ingrained in her lust to control future events. This becomes an affliction of the mind she can no longer separate from her reality.
Enter her dark world of greed and lust—depicted by Clarisse’s determination to hold onto her supernatural power—even at the expense of the spiteful chantage.
Just the Facts:
Haunting in Hartley by Janice Tremayne
Page Count: 300 pages
Publisher: Millport Press
Pub Date: May 31, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.