Book Review: The Martin House by Trina M. Ward

August 26, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews, Ghosts, Horror 0

Book Review: The Martin House by Trina M. WardThe Martin House by Trina M. Ward
Published by Whiskey Creek Press LLC on March 1st 2014
Genres: Horror
Pages: 158
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Just learning how to channel his visions, Brice wasn’t prepared for what he came face to face with during a paranormal investigation at the Martin House. His visions of what was there were so vivid he could smell the stench of the thing’s rotting flesh as it decayed off of its bones.

There were eight others depending on him to come up with answers. And not just for their psychology thesis paper. Their lives hung in the balance, even as Brice began to have trouble differentiating between reality and his visions. Was he losing his mind?

He had to find a way to save the group, but the entity dwelling within the house wasn’t going down without a fight. As he prepared for the possibility of death he also prepared for the battle of his life.


My Thoughts

Well, this started off and it was reading sort of like a manual. I explained to the hubby that it was in third person and he helped me to realize that this can be a plus for some books. It wound up being a plus later on in this story.

The main thing is that there are quite a few characters. They are all described at once so instead of feeling that almost intimate getting to know you, I was just reading their bio’s. But I got over that once they got TO the actual house. The plot started getting really eerie really fast after that! The storyline behind the plot also started coming out in bits and pieces, mainly through one of the characters that is psychic and I enjoyed those portions the most.

The downside was the way some of the information was given and the fact that all these college kids seem to be totally willing to accept the fact that there could be ghosts. I just didn’t agree with that, there had to be a really pessimistic and vociferous one of the bunch, but there wasn’t. Of course when freaky stuff started happening that’s when I really got into it. But that was about 40% into the story. From there it gets gory, like crazy gory, and the ending was phenomenal.

In short… this was like a gory version of Alfred Hitchcock. Horror fans will enjoy, if they can get past the way the characters are introduced.

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