The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
By: Kathryn Knight
Narrated by: Kristin James
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Release date: 04-15-19
Publisher: Kathryn Knight
After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted - the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear - the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.
Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose - he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie - the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.
As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.
I have found that when I listen to an audiobook, I listen to more than just the words the narrator is saying. I hear the tones, the emotions, and the feelings that the characters are having. Kirstin James is wonderful. She brought all the characters alive, the ghosts, the haunting, the live characters all became real to me. I could feel their fear, their love, and the wonder at what was happening in the world around them. Kathryn Knight wrote a book that I loved in the eBook form and I was so excited to listen to the story on Audible. Everything about both versions are wonderful.
eBook Review…I am not a ghost story reader yet when Kathryn Knight writes a new book, I don’t hesitate to read it. Callie is not a ghost whisperer. She did not even know that she could communicate with ghosts until she lost her boyfriend and heard him after he was gone. She isn’t in it for the money, but she is willing to try to help Mrs. Turner when a ghost is haunting her house.
This ghost, oh my, was nasty. The ghost caused havoc caused harm and was just mean. I had goosebumps from some of the things that they did to the Turners and Callie. I was unsure of how I would have reacted, ok no, I know that I would have run, screaming and begging for someone to explain why things were shattering, doors were closing, and something was trying to cause me bodily harm.
Luke, Mrs. Turner’s grandson, had the right idea in being doubtful of Callie’s skill and her real reason behind helping his grandmother. I liked that he didn’t just jump into the belief and questioned what was going on. I also liked how he tried to fight his attraction to Callie. He did not just jump at being with her, he took the time to get to know her, understand what was going on with her, and he respected her fear of relationships.
Pick up The Haunting of Hillwood Farm. It is a must read. This is a wonderful ghost story that is quick, easy, and fun to read.
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