Featured Book Review: The House on Poultney Road by Stephanie Boddy

 
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The lure of a scary story is always going to get me... hook, line and sinker.  The supernatural has a thrilling magnetic attraction which I am unable to escape- even if it scares me speechless.  Why would I think it possible to read The House on Poultney Road alone, at night, in the dark?  I mean, have you seen the book's cover artwork?  Not exactly bedtime reading for the faint of heart.  The House on Poultney Road - A True Ghost Story.

The vivid accounts shared by the author, Stephanie Boddy wholeheartedly transport you to another place and time.  The setting for her debut paranormal novel, The House on Poultney Road is more than a mere work of fiction, created as artistic liberty, the story originates from a place that strikes close to home for Boddy- her family's home to be more precise.  The eerie descriptive's narrative skeleton is composed of family stories and tales filled with whispers and wonder during Boddy's childhood.  We all know that often times truth is stranger than fiction.

As the darkened heart of the story unfolds, we are transported back in time.  The tragic event that unfolds brings the life of Richard Camp into focus while unveiling his haunting reality.  The chilling moments so graphically depicted leave very little to the reader's own overactive imagination.  The dark imagery and spirited words remain with you long after the tormented journey to The House on Poultney Road has ended.  Boddy does not disappoint her fans as she share with readers a suspenseful supernatural story that keeps a steady, rhythmic pace.  Truly an enjoyable read with a thrilling magnetic attraction - that scared me speechless.  One is left to wonder whether you have chosen to engage in this novel or have you been chosen to know the chilling story of The House on Poultney Road.  You decide.

I have received a copy of The House on Poultney Road for the purpose of completing this review.  As the owner of this blog, I am compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I, as the writer and owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, I will always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. 

About the Author
Growing up I wasn't like a usual little girl, I was a tomboy who looked forward to nothing more than getting home from school and picking up my favourite Stephen King novel, which later developed into a James Herbert admiration. 
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At just ten years old, I remember writing  a letter to Stephen King, shortly after I finished reading his book, Pet Cemetary and told him that I loved his stories and his writing so much, that one day I too would be a writer for the horror genre. (I'd like to add, I never did get a reply from Stephen.)

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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.