Reviews of my book

Getting a review is always a nerve-wracking experience for every author. You want them – of course! – but it’s always a relief when someone has enjoyed your book. Fortunately, I have had some lovely reviews to date, excerpts of which I have included below. Huge thanks to these readers for the time and effort they have contributed to doing this – it means a lot!

As a fan of the show, Supernatural, this book was right up my street… This is a very satisfying read, and perfect for this time of year, which will appeal to both adults and older teenagers. I thought the story moved along at a satisfying pace, with plenty of action, intrigue and revelation to hold the readers interest, and an intriguing ending. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to readers who enjoy a bit of a scary read during the autumn months.


This book has such a fantastic start – “I am sane. I can speak to the dead. And they can speak to me.” It really sets it up well and gets you hooked on what’s to come. Lindy’s story is so fantastical that almost no one believes her, least of all her mum. But can she trust the one person who actually does seem to believe? And can she trust the ghosts? Even as the reader, you find yourself wondering what is true. This was a perfect book for this time of year with all the creepy ghosts and the ending actually left me gasping!


I’m not ashamed to say that I was a little bit scared. The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth is what I’d describe as a paranormal mystery. Filled with hair-raising twists, there is an eerie atmosphere across the whole story. What made it stand out for me was the fact that it wasn’t just about the ghostly goings on, there was real detail to the back-story and the character of Lindy herself. With talk of grief and mental illness included, the author has been sensitive in their delivery of it all. And those last sentences, terrifying! This is a story that I think would work well on the big screen, plenty of jump scares lurk within.


I started reading it late at night, and it freaked me out so much I knew I had to put it down if I ever wanted to sleep again. It had a The Haunting of Hill House effect on me, with me peering into the shadows to make sure nothing moved. However, as the story progresses, it also becomes an adventure story, a mystery and even a drama, with Lindy trying to figure out what happened to her ancestors while also unravelling her dad’s secrets. It’s a nice genre mash-up for readers who like their thrills and chills in moderation.


I can’t tell you how much I loved The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth! It’s perfect for readers new to the genre, it gives off a spooky vibe without being heavy on the scares, though will also appeal to horror fans. Who doesn’t love a graveyard scene?? I think this would make a great movie adaptation. I found myself unable to tear my eyes away from the pages, eager to find out what happens on the next page. I don’t want to spoil anything, the twists and reveals were awesome, some of them I didn’t see coming. The ending follows the usual format for these stories, it’s still so damn good though! I was gutted when I realised it was the last page. I need to know what happens after! I thought it was brilliantly written, both in plot and character development. It’s definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time.


Overall, The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth is one firecracker of a novel. Not only did it have the major creepy-factor, addictive characters and twists I didn’t see coming, but it was the perfect length for a short but spooky tale that is perfect for Halloween nights and little frights. I did find parts I didn’t enjoy as much as others, but as a whole package, the book was such an amazing read. It definitely isn’t a book I’d read alone in the house or late at night (big mistake there) but it’s perfect for those fans of YA horror with a killer psychological thriller aspect. Four beloved stars!

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