A violent attack that happened nearly a decade ago has left twenty-seven-year-old Avery Tullinger barely able to walk outside. Following her estranged father’s death, she inherits Whickering Place, a historic mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, currently occupied by two tenants: Colin Gallagher, a young doctor, and his mysterious brother, Pearse. Soon after moving in, Avery learns that her father’s life in the house was consumed by the supernatural … and the activity appears to be starting again.
As paranormal events within the house escalate, so does Avery’s attraction for Pearse, even though Colin warns her that his younger brother is involved in a dangerous cult called The Colony. Faced with losing Whickering Place, her heart, and even her life, Avery is forced to make unimaginable choices. And as Whickering Place becomes the focal point for The Colony’s bloody rituals, the house’s dark history threatens to repeat itself.
At turns a novel of terror and a story of love, Whickering Place is a paranormal thriller of nonstop suspense about the risks of living and loving outside safe boundaries and the relationships that change, motivate, and sustain us.
*I was given this novel in exchange for an honest review*
I didn't read the first one and wasn't lost at all, if you just wanted to read this one, you totally can. This story follows Avery and then sometimes switches to the demons in the attic but the only human we follow is Avery, who since her boyfriend was murdered in front of her, has become a recluse to her house. It's so sad to see her this way but I can relate to her fear of stepping outside the door since I live in a rough place.
So the monsters in the house start to feed on her fear as The Colony sets their sight on her. I mean, everyone knows virgin blood is the best! Duh! But things go all wrong, she ends up falling for the wrong brother completely! But hey, she's not the sharpest tool in the toolshed but most people in horror novels aren't or it wouldn't work out very well.
This was creepy in the beginning and then kinda turns into something different. It starts with a more haunted house horror story (Which are my favorite) that turns into vampires.... but not actual vampires, humans that drink blood...
I loved the writing and the flow of the novel was never boring at all. The characters are well developed and it's a good horror story, what more can I say?