by Carissa Ann Lynch
Series: Flocksdale Files Book #2
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
— SYNOPSIS —
Seventeen year old Marianna Bertagnoli is miserable…
Not only did her father abandon her five years ago, now she’s being uprooted and forced to move with her mother and new stepdad to a creepy Victorian house they inherited in the even creepier town of Flocksdale.
Flocksdale has an evil, ugly past—and history has a way of repeating itself…
Marianna notices some strange qualities about her new home, and soon realizes she’s living in none other than the infamous House of Horrors. That’s right, the very house where the demented Garrett family ran a drug ring, leading to the kidnappings and murders of forty young girls.
The dark energy of the town begins to rise again…
Within a week of moving in, Marianna’s mother disappears, one of her small group of new friends is found murdered, and she’s attacked by a man wearing a hideous clown mask. As she searches for answers, Marianna wonders if the malevolence still lingers, somehow alive…and how her stepdad came to own the House of Horrors.
Unsure who to trust, Marianna turns to Wendi Wise, a survivor of the Garretts’ crimes…
Caught up in twisted family ties and surrounded by deceit, Marianna is targeted by a new generation of evil. Doubly imprisoned—in her own body and in the real house of the lost girls—Marianna needs Wendi’s help to unravel the bizarre history of Flocksdale.
But will Marianna survive long enough to bring the evil to light…or will she be trapped in the house of the lost girls forever?
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— REVIEW: 5 STARS —
Holy addictive book, Batman!! Carissa Ann Lynch managed once again to FULLY CAPTIVATE me from page one to the very last one. I had started reading my paperback copy of this book a few months back, but never got the chance to finish it (shame on me!). So, once again, I decided to take a Carissa Ann Lynch novel with me on one our camping trips, and I FINALLY got the chance to read it (that's exactly how I read book one in this series—while camping).
I re-started it one morning, while alone at our campsite (husband and kids were gone for the day), and a couple of hours later I was done. Now, let me just say that reading this book while ALONE up in the mountains was not my brightest moment. I found myself feeling paranoid with every, single noise I heard. It did not really matter that I had five dogs with me. Nope. I found myself highly anticipating my husband's return to camp! Ha. Ms. Lynch is just that good with her thrillers!
Now, a bit about this MUST-READ novel...
While this is technically a standalone book, I would still very much HIGHLY recommend that you read book one, Have You Seen This Girl?, first which is Wendi's kick-ass story. Wendi has an important role role in this second installment and her book provides a lot of background information that will allow you, in my opinion, to understand House of the Lost Girls even better.
Marianna had a life that was NOT was she thought it was...at all. Plot twist after jaw-dropping plot twist proved that everything she thought she knew was wrong. Deadly wrong.
This book gave me the creeps!!
I'm not quite sure what I would have done in Marianna's situation. I mean, the things she discovered! Holy chalupas, I'd be devastated! With no one to trust, no one to believe in... What was left?
You guys, if you read ONE book this Halloween season, let it be this one (heck, this entire series, really!). I promise it's creepy, enthralling, and truly addicting!! I can't wait to start Carnival of Dead Girls!! FIVE STARS!
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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carissa Ann Lynch —
Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I’ve always loved to read, and some of my earliest childhood memories are me, tucked away in my room, lost in a good book. I received a five dollar allowance each week, and I always — always — spent it on books. My love affair with writing started early, but it mostly involved journaling and writing silly poems. Several years ago, I didn’t have a book to read so I decided on a whim to write my own story, something I’d like to read. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but from that point on I was hooked. My first and second books were released by Sarah Book Publishing: This Is Not About Love and Grayson’s Ridge. I’m a total genre-hopper. Basically, I like to write what I like to read: a little bit of everything! I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, three children, and massive collection of books. I have a degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.