Expected publication: October 15th 2021
“When we Entered that House” by Claire L. Smith is a spooky tale of two best friends who try to escape the pain of their everyday life, but end up in the wrong place. Both the protagonist Zoe and her friend Elle live a difficult life and try to find freedom within the forest near their houses. When they stumble upon an old Victorian mansion, curiosity grabs them by their hands and they enter a dangerous and creepy maze they might not escape from.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and setting of this book. I felt for both the main characters, and the premise was extremely interesting. It’s a story filled with heartache, betrayal and friendship. I never turn away a good haunted house story, and this one certainly satisfied my dark heart.
The only downside is that I was very confused about the dialogue at times. The lines either didn’t exactly match at times, or it was hard to tell who was speaking. Also I would like to point out that the author did use the word “gawk” a few too many times, which is not a deal breaker for me, but I know some people get tired of repetition quickly.
Thank you Claire for letting me read it early.