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Book Review: Resthaven by Erik Therme

Before I start my review, I want to thank Erik Therme for allowing me to review Resthaven.

**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.  I received Resthaven from Erik Therme for free for my honest and unbiased review**

Now, onto my review:


Format read in: Kindle

Author: Erik Therme

Publisher: Thecker Books

Date of publication: April 12th 2016

Part of a series: No

Number of pages: 220

Where the book can be found:

Amazon (Kindle and Paperback)

Book synopsis:

The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt–especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.

My Review:

Ever read a book that is so creepy, so unsettling that it stays with you afterwards? A book that invades your dreams and gives you nightmares?

Well this is that book.

It starts pretty innocent. A sleepover at a new friend’s house. But then it turns pretty sinister when the new friend’s property back’s up against a nursing home that was abandoned and that new friend decides to throw a scavenger hunt in the nursing home.

When the doors to the nursing home mysteriously are padlocked, locking Kaylee, Sid, Anna and Wren inside with an elderly man who is insane, your pulse level goes up. And then when Kaylee finds a 5 year abused deaf boy in a closet, your pulse level goes through the roof!!!

I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. Like I said above, it gets under your skin and you wonder what will happen to the girls and the boy at the end.

Speaking of the end, I really enjoyed it. Put it this way, Kaylee did the right thing. If you want to know more, read the book!!!

How many stars will I give Resthaven? 4

Why? It is a very well written, scary YA/Thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end.

Will I reread it? Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Age Range: Teen on up

Why? No sex, minimal violence.



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