Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Lee Avenue Haunting by Donna Parish-Bischoff
This book takes you to Yonkers , New York .This is based on a true story of a real life haunting. Donna and her family endured several years of horrifying incidents that scarred them for life. No matter how many years have passed that house still remains as does the haunting . Although Donna and her family have been out of the home over thirty years ...
This is one story that needed to be told
Normally, I'm not a big fan of the horror genre. I'm a big wuss when it comes to scary things. However, when it gets closer to Halloween, I find myself picking out a few horror books and reading them to get in the Halloween mood. One of my picks this year was The Lee Avenue Haunting by Donna Parish-Bischoff. It was the perfect book for Halloween.
The Lee Avenue Haunting is based on a true story. Books or movies based on a true story always creep me out. This one creeped me out more than usual because the author did a fantastic job with all of the scary details. She makes the reader feel like they are there, experiencing all of these crazy things alongside her family. Some of the things that happened to her and her family make me hesitate about things I do in my personal life. In the book, the author states "Taking spiritual matters into your own hands should never be taken lightly. EVER". After reading the book, I agree wholeheartedly with her.
I did have a few problems with The Lee Avenue Haunting though. The biggest problem I had was that the book needs an editor. Badly. There was an excessive use of quotation marks where there didn't need to be any. As the reader gets farther into the book, that tends to lessen. However, in the first few chapters, it was distracting and took away from the story line. Also, there were some terms that weren't explained properly, such as bilocation. I have no idea what it means. The last problem I had with the book is that the dad was a jerk at times. I felt so bad for the mom and the kids that had to deal with his attitude, and his deep denial. I don't understand how you can't admit that something is happening when you have that much proof.
The Lee Avenue Haunting was a great, spooky read. Do I believe that it actually happened? After reading the book, yes I do. Some of the things that the author talks about are so detailed, I don't think they can be made up. I especially loved the follow up years later towards the end. I hope that in the future, the author follows up again with the next people to live in the house. This would be a great book for anyone looking for a spooky read. It would also be the perfect book for Halloween.
I give The Lee Avenue Haunting: 3.5/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.