The House of Secrets (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries, #2) by Terry Lynn Thomas

The House of Secrets (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries, #2)

Sarah Bennett has two secrets: she sees ghosts, and she is in love with a spy.

When Sarah takes a job with occult expert Dr Matthew Geisler, he promises to help her understand the sorrowful spirit that seems to have attached itself to her.

As Sarah struggles to cope with the ghostly presence, she runs into Zeke, the man who left her six months earlier and is recovering from injuries suffered in an alleged accident. But Zeke has secrets of his own, and when an attempt is made on Geisler’s life, Sarah finds herself caught in a struggle between the living and the dead.

Unsure who she can trust, Sarah must solve the mystery of the soul determined to haunt her, and save Dr Geisler and herself from an unknown threat.

The House of Secrets by Terry Lynn Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book, but it was sometimes a bit slower than I would have liked. Nothing terribly frightening happens in it, but it does have an interesting plot with relatively well-developed characters and a believable storyline.

I liked that the paranormal elements didn’t overshadow the entire story and allowed the different character traits to shine. I liked the main character and thought her psychic abilities were interesting, precisely because they were not so overblown that they seemed silly. This author has a good quality to her writing and her sense of setting a scene with the proper ambience for the moment occurring in the book is excellent.

This is part love-story, part ghost story and part psychological thriller. Basically, there’s a little something for everyone.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


3 thoughts on “The House of Secrets (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries, #2) by Terry Lynn Thomas”

  1. Thank you for a great review – I like the sound of this one ! For my money – I’d rather have intelligent characterisation over too much pacing and lots of action, anyway:))

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    1. I’m going to admit my shame. I’ve been working on reading a set of books for the last week and I only noticed yesterday that they were YOUR BOOKS. So, perhaps we shouldn’t trust my observation skills so much. Secondly, thank you for giving my brain a break from research.

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      1. Oh – that’s brightened up my Tuesday morning! So glad to provide a handy escape chute from the edges of real life – that’s exactly what I intended my trilogy to do…:)

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