Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (June 26, 2018)
Praise for BENEATH THE LIGHTHOUSE
“Beneath the Lighthouse grabs you by the nether regions from the word go. Then it squeezes. Hard. With a nailed glove … A truly scary ghost story … a powerful ‘coming of age’ drama … a young man growing into adulthood against a backdrop of despair and quite shocking abuse … unpredictable and ever building. Blood and bone revenge, retribution and salvation. The strength of friendship, the power of love. You feel the dread and the underlying fear … not your typical tale. And what a tale it is.” ―EM Faustus
SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.
Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.
When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.
Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.
Review: While I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the language/ dialogue style of this book it’s premise really drew me in. The pacing in the beginning kind of dragged a bit because of the set up and character intros but from the middle on it kept me invested and turning the pages. Jamie’s character was really interesting because of his selflessness and responsibility for his family. His (and other characters’) potty mouth took away some enjoyment for me but because of the language difference I could ignore it. The general plot was fascinating and connecting the pieces alongside Jamie was fun. The ending blew my mind and redeemed my view of Jamie’s friend Lenny. All in all I wound up devouring this spooky story in two sittings and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reccomendation: ages 17 and up
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
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Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre urban fantasy, crime and contemporary romance books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots.
Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.
Julieanne is both traditionally and independently published.
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