The Haunting of Clandestine House by Celina Myers is a story that begins hopeful but then very quickly takes a turn… Will the main character have her happy ever after, or will she fall prey to the house?
I first learned about Celina through TikTok. I absolutely love her videos and when I found out that she writes books, I had to buy one. I am so happy that I snagged this one to start!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Haunting of Clandestine House by Celina Myers
When the main character, Hannah Watts, put in a bid for a house on the Internet even though the listing didn’t have any pictures, she was at her breaking point and wanted to take a gamble. She had just been laid off of work, she was single, and she really didn’t have anything tying her to her town. Finding the listing for the house online seemed too good to be true. When she found out that she won the bid, she took off immediately, antsy to start this new chapter in her life!
Upon arriving in town, she started getting the vibe that maybe this wasn’t such a good idea…
When she first pulls up to the house, she’s blown away. For the price that she paid she was expecting it to be inhabitable but that wasn’t the case at all.
The house was gorgeous! In fact, the last person to buy the house actually updated a lot of it to try to run a bed-and-breakfast. However, Hannah thought it was due to financial troubles.
Everything starts off hopeful and exciting, as Hannah cleans the house and prepares to get started with her dream of writing. But then one day, she sees a man cross behind her through a mirror, but when she turns around, no one is there. Soon, she starts finding some weird things and learning more about the house. She’s determined to make this work, but she doesn’t like what she is learning.
Will she be able to make the house a home, or will the house swallow her up?
Oh my gosh, there’s something extremely creepy to me about mirrors. Of course as I’m writing this there’s a mirror literally right in front of me and you bet I’m looking straight at the floor rather than risking seeing something in the mirror.
The copy that I had had quite a few typos and editing errors, and a lot of formatting issues. Like in all the italics, the letter d didn’t come through properly.
But even so, this was such a fun, and spooky read. The plot immediately had me interested and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next!
My Favorite Passages from The Haunting of Clandestine House
She saved every penny in anticipation of eventually following her dreams, but with each year, life sped up and bills had to be paid.
“Hun, every little town has a house like Clandestine House.”
My Final Thoughts on The Haunting of Clandestine House
I absolutely loved that this story was so calm and upbeat at the start, almost like I was reading a Hallmark romance! But then when things start taking a turn, it gets really creepy.
If you enjoy tales about haunted houses, this is a must read for you.
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