Wednesday, May 30, 2018
ABODE by Morgan Sylvia
This is my first time reading Morgan Sylvia, but it won't be my last. This is a debut and in some aspects, you can tell. It is very much a haunted house story, but it's more than that. It has the scares, the suspense, and dread needed, but the way the story is told limits the narrative and the storyline. The first-person account is told through an e-mail. It's a flashback of the events that took place at the old Kent house in Maine.
The events took place several years before, and we really don't get a good look at how the email recipient reacted. The author never really explores the supporting cast. The cover is great! I dig Native American religion. The story is well written, and the ending is pretty good. It was a little anti-climatic, though.
With that being said, it's a solid debut. It doesn't transcend haunted house fiction, but it is worth a read. I look forward to reading the author's other work.