Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Book Review: House for Sale by Joseph A. Turkot

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review*

Kevin always leaves his front door unlocked at night while he walks the dog until one night he sees an intruder in his house. The police find no trace of anyone but now Kevin's life changes. An incident at a nearby house leaves him jumping at shadows, scared of every night noise and obsessed with the local news. Is there somebody watching him or has paranoia taken over his life?

This was a creepy horror short story about a normal man's fear over a home invasion. You can imagine being in that situation yourself, seeing a shadow at your window when the house should be empty, waking up with a fright when you hear that unexplained noise, sleepless nights, fear taking over your life. It was well written, building the tension as Kevin gets more anxious and you can put yourself totally in his shoes. His fear of a once secure home, his desire to protect Chris and Jessie are exactly how a person would react to what is happening.

There are no negatives to this story other than a slight confusion over whether the police arrived at one point or not-as I reader I just assumed they hadn't and carried on. They may have got a shock if they had! You can happily devour it in 20-30 minutes. It might make you think twice about leaving that door unlocked even for a few minutes! 
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Where can I buy this book?

http://www.amazon.com/House-Sale-Short-Horror-ebook/dp/B00ALGTD38/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374587408&sr=1-1&keywords=House+for+sale 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Sale-Short-Horror-ebook/dp/B00ALGTD38/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374587444&sr=1-9&keywords=House+for+sale 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/house-for-sale-joseph-turkot/1115544621?ean=2940016505848 

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/house-for-sale-a-short-tale-of-horror 



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