I can’t remember the last ‘proper’ ghost story that I read and losing my self in ‘The Patience of a Dead Man’ was reminiscent of my first times as a child reading the words of authors like James Herbert and Dean Koontz…
I truly believe this is the perfect lockdown book, it is so utterly engaging and you simply HAVE to keep turning those pages to see if Tim and Holly win against ‘Millie’ and co.
The writing style was enchanting and very atmospheric – it was easy to picture the scenes being described and I am glad that I wasn’t reading this story on my own, in an old house, on a dark winters night…
Overall, The Patience of a Dead Man has brilliant characterisation, a great storyline and makes for an engrossing read.
Blurb: He just spent everything on a house in disrepair, but he didn’t know someone was waiting inside.
Tim Russell just put his last dollar on a handyman’s dream; a quaint but dilapidated farmhouse in New Hampshire. Newly single after a messy divorce, his plan is to live in the house as he restores it for resale.
To his horror, as soon as the papers are signed and his work starts, ghosts begin to appear. A bone-white little boy. A woman covered in flies. Tim can’t afford to leave and lose it all, so he turns to his real estate agent Holly Burns to help him decide whether he has any shot at solving his haunted problem. Can they solve the mystery before he loses his investment…or maybe his life?