Starter House

Starter House - Sonja Condit

By the time I had read only two pages I hated the two main characters, Lacey and her husband Eric. He seemed like a jerk and she was just plain annoying. I kept reading the book to see if they changed any. At first they didn't, but then slowly I began to like Lacey and feel sorry for her. Pretty much I ended up not liking most of the characters when they were first introduced but then grew to really like some of them (especially Lacey's mother).


This book isn't really a haunting of a house yet a haunting of the family that lives in the house. This book could get a bit spooky at times and I ended up reading a majority of it at night so I was freaking out from time to time. I thought the twist at the end about the haunting was good and was definitely a surprise.


There were times when I felt that I wanted to give up on this book (mostly because of my annoyance with the charcters) but I stuck with it and am really glad that I did. This was a really good debut by Sonja Condit and I would be interested in reading any of her future work.


(I received this book from a Librarything Early Reviewers giveaway. The content of my review is not affected by that in any way.)