Death is cold.
Kelsea Stone can’t remember her childhood, and frankly, she doesn’t really care. She’s doing fine on her own in L.A. without any family to tie her down. But when she finds out her estranged birth parents have died and left her their house in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, she discovers more than just an inheritance waiting for her in the mountains. An angry presence lingers there, and it won’t rest until it has had its revenge.
I picked this book out of the horror section, but it's more a mystery/ghost story.
Kelsea Stone arrives to take possession of a house left to her by her birth parents after their death. She has not seen them in years and barely remembers them at all. She has few memories of her early childhood and none that start before she was given up for adoption. She doesn't even remember that as a small child she once lived in this very home.
She intends to clear it out and sell it off, or perhaps rent it out as a vacation property. However that proves difficult with the rumors surrounding the home. The story line was fairly predictable but I enjoyed the spooky atmosphere, as I am a sucker for howling winds, heavy snowfall, and buried secrets.
4 out of 5 stars from me.
I received an advance copy for review.