REVIEW: EERIE (2012)
AUTHORS: Blake Crouch and Jordan Crouch
Seattle Police detective Grant Moreton’s murder investigation leads to his long estranged younger sister, Paige. The siblings were essentially orphaned as young children after their mother died and a car crash left their father incapacitated. Thus, Grant has always felt responsible for Paige, since the accident, and he mourns for his father, who lives in a nursing home and with whom he can’t communicate.
However, what waits for Grant behind the doors of Paige’s house is way more than he could have imagined. Not only does Paige seem emaciated, beyond his expectations, but the house itself has a strange hold over her. Paige has been working as a high class call girl for a select group of clientele, but when they leave the house, they all seem possessed by a spirit with an unknown agenda.
When Grant tries to help his sister, things turn ugly, due to the strange force within the house. This force not only exerts a hold over Paige, but won’t let Grant leave. So, Grant must figure out how to alert his partner and solve the murders, while protecting his sister from something he doesn’t understand or quite believe, but can’t deny.
In EERIE, the brothers Blake and Jordan Crouch weave an old-fashioned ghost story, through a suspense novel with characters harboring dysfunctional family secrets to make it a cut above the usual horror tale. This book's thrilling storyline kept me reading late into the night, but I couldn’t bear to look under the bed.