Be careful what you let in…
Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.
The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.
Four young people are brought together in Siler House for an experiment, or so they’re told. The house has a history. At the turn of the 20th century gruesome murders take place. Since then, it has sat empty, until recently. Each person that is brought in has his/her own unique talent. Jess can see and talk to ghosts, Gage is a necromancer, Bryan can make things disappear and Allison can see demons. Throughout their stay they are visited by the ghosts of the twin girls that were murdered, as well as their murderer, Riley.
This story put me in mind of The Haunting of Hill House. I loved it! I’m a huge fan of ghosts and paranormal, so this was right up my alley. I love how each character has a different power, so to speak, yet each was key to making it work as one. Jess and Gage also had the hots for each other and a little romance never hurts. This is a great read! I definitely put this in my top five reads for this year.