Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Review--> The After House by Michael Phillip Cash

Title and Author: The After  2qHouse by Michael Phillip Cash
No. of Pages: 154 Pages
Publication Date: Red Feather Publishing (October 12, 2014)
Language: English
Genre: Teen & YA, Paranormal, Ghosts, Romance, Horror

Book Review:
Remi Galway and her daughter, Olivia have shifted to a 300 year old house and while they try to rebuild their lives in a new place, they are unaware of the resident ghost who has unfinished business in this world.
What will happen when they come across one another?

The After House is the first book by Michael Phillip Cash that I have read and I am so happy that I picked up this book! I absolutely loved the story and Michael's engaging writing style.

The first thing that had attracted me towards the book was the cover and then add the small but very appealing blurb to this and you have a winner.

A haunted house, centuries of history and mystery attached to it, a resident ghost who is still trying to figure out things about his life which have prevented his departure to the next world and the troubled new residents with their own stories to tell had me instantly intrigued. I confess that I love to read stories set in the past. It is so interesting to read about a time gone by and re-live the lifestyles through the characters in the book!

The plot is well planned and executed. The author has the flair for storytelling and he was very successful in fluidly see-sawing from the past to the present in his book. It is evident that the author has researched his story settings well and is able to create a very believable world in his book. I could visualize the 300 year old house with its age-old decor, the dark and mysterious environment inside it and the beautiful surroundings with the sea and the quaint town harboring a long history of whaling.

The characters are well drawn and developed. Eli touched my heart with his yearning for his family and the guilt he carried from so long ago. He is prone of drama and made me laugh as well as cry at his antics. Remy and her daughter, Olivia are such a lovely pair. I could empathize with Remy who has just come out of a relationship that she had felt would be the forever kind and is trying her best to make her a life for her herself and her daughter.

All in all, I really enjoyed spending an evening in  The After House amidst all the drama, history and romance. 4.5 out of 5 to it and strongly recommended to everyone. Go read and enjoy some adventurous time in the After House! I loved Michael's writing style and am definitely going to read his other books as well keep a lookout for his future work.




I received a copy of the book from NetGalley and the Publishers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23343135-the-after-house?from_search=true


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