Presented as a work of nonfiction, The House on Abigail Lane by Kealan Patrick Burke will definitely have you pausing any time you go up the stairs!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The House on Abigail Lane by Kealan Patrick Burke
I snagged this book after seeing George (aka Book Monster) share a photo of this cover. I mean, just look at that cover! I didn’t care what the book was about. If it’s got a cover like that and George recommends it, I’m in!
I went into this one totally dark, so when I saw that it was a tale that centered around a house rather than a tale that was character or plot driven, I was a little thrown off simply because I wasn’t expecting that at all!
This was like a historical account of a property and a really creepy tale all woven into one. With each account that the story reveals over the course of the sixty year span, the more terrifying it gets!
In addition to the spookiness, there were a bunch of important topics that were woven into the story in a really wonderful way. These topics included racism, mental health (PTSD and Bi-Polar). While not a huge plot points, the author made his points very clearly and quickly, and the impression of these scenes really stick with the reader.
This is definitely one you’ll want to pick up and read cover to cover because, if you’re like me, you’ll just want answers!
My Favorite Passages from The House on Abigail Lane
So I ran and I’m not proud of it, but I was scared, and anyone who says that makes me a coward didn’t see a man blink out of existence right in front of them.
Most of them were only aware of Bud Wilson’s disappearance, a tragic event that had left the house an unrentable, unsellable nuisance in an otherwise perfectly put together neighborhood, the one bad tooth and a healthy smile.
The nightmares. Jesus. It’s like someone planted screws inside my head that are slowly worming their way back out.
My Final Thoughts on The House on Abigail Lane
This was my first read by this author and I already cannot wait to read more soon! This tale flowed so well from start to finish and had me eager to learn more.
I highly recommend checking this one out if you enjoy tales that are a bit mysterious with a pinch of supernatural horror and a dash of real-world horrors.
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I heard the rights for this one got picked up. Man, would I love to see this as a film or series!!