Today is my stop on the blog tour for The House of Secrets. Check out my review and let’s talk about the book in the comments!
Sarah Bennett has two secrets: she sees ghosts, and she is in love with a spy.
When Sarah takes a job with occult expert Dr Matthew Geisler, he promises to help her understand the sorrowful spirit that seems to have attached itself to her.
As Sarah struggles to cope with the ghostly presence, she runs into Zeke, the man who left her six months earlier and is recovering from injuries suffered in an alleged accident. But Zeke has secrets of his own, and when an attempt is made on Geisler’s life, Sarah finds herself caught in a struggle between the living and the dead.
Unsure who she can trust, Sarah must solve the mystery of the soul determined to haunt her, and save Dr Geisler and herself from an unknown threat.
This book was previously published as WEEPING IN THE WINGS.
The House of Secrets is 99p throughout June as part of the June Kindle Monthly deal. The Spirit of Grace, book 1 in the series is also .99 throughout June.
The House of Secrets is a unique blend of historical, mystery and paranormal. Admittedly, I wish I had read book one first. This works okay as a standalone, but I did feel a little behind.
However, I really enjoy Terry Lynn Thomas’ writing. Her character development is surpurb. Sarah is an inquisitive soul, even after all she has been through. She’s under a lot of pressure, but her determination is inspiring.
The supernatural element is here, but I think this is less about that and more about solving the mystery. I actually like that about The House of Secrets. The paranormal element doesn’t overshadow the historical mystery elements, and that makes this plot really unique and interesting.
I enjoyed The House of Secrets, and now I intend to go back and read book one. Highly recommended if you enjoy historical/mystery/paranormal!
Terry Lynn Thomas grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which explains her love of foggy beaches and Gothic mysteries. When her husband promised to buy Terry a horse and the time to write if she moved to Mississippi with him, she jumped at the chance. Although she had written several novels and screenplays prior to 2006, after she relocated to the South she set out to write in earnest and has never looked back.
Terry Lynn writes the Sarah Bennett Mysteries, set on the California coast during the 1940s, which feature a misunderstood medium in love with a spy. The Drowned Woman is a recipient of the IndieBRAG Medallion. She also writes the Cat Carlisle Mysteries, set in Britain during World War II. The first book in this series, The Silent Woman, came out in April 2018 and has since become a USA TODAY bestseller. When she’s not writing, you can find Terry Lynn riding her horse, walking in the woods with her dogs, or visiting old cemeteries in search of story ideas.
Let me know what you think!