Though I will admit, I do like the Sloane Monroe series better. Of course, I'm not into the paranormal as much. Addison Lockhart inherits a house from her recently deceased mother.
She quickly decides to relocate, fully aware that the home will need some TLC. She hires Luke Flynn, a hunky historical renovation architect, to help restore the deserted residence to its former luster, but is anything ever that simple? Not when the supernatural is involved. And the entity is none too quiet about insisting that the truth be uncovered.
Addison finds herself a reluctant recruit to unlocking the grisly past. What she discovers is a decades old mystery about an actress that disappeared. As Addison follows the trail of what really happened, it leads straight back to family secrets of her own. Cheryl Bradshaw does a wonderful job in tying in and taming a whole lot of story into a smooth-flowing, enjoyable read. Bradshaw also manages to create very memorable characters along the way.
Characters such as the likeable heroine, Addison Lockhart. The complexity adds depth to this suspense-filled thriller. Is conversing with spirits a blessing or a curse? The addition of old Hollywood is a nice touch in lending atmosphere. The glamorous era is evocative and sets up a nice excursion into the glory days of studio systems and passions gone awry.
In fact, Cheryl Bradshaw is excellent at adding these types of flourishes that round out and complete a picture. It helps sink readers into the story and explains why I sped through the pages, becoming fully vested in finding out what the heck happened to Roxanne Rafferty. Bradshaw does a terrific job of putting her own stamp on things.
I definitely recommend this book for those who like their mysteries bathed in the moonlight of the paranormal. I don't usually enjoy paranormal books but I have enjoyed all of Bradshaw's other novels, so I thought I would give this one a shot. I'm so glad I did!
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Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart, book 1) by Cheryl Bradshaw
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I mean who doesn't Love a ghost story. I completely understood after a loss trying to put things together to understand that person better. Throw in a Cute contractor and a Ghost and what a story. I would recommend this book to all. Rosecliff Manor Haunting I Loved the first book in this series and was very excited about this book. It did not disappoint. I spent the night reading it and was intrigued with Addison talking to the girls and wanted to know how they died.
I also was so happy to see the relationship with Luke progress. The story kept me so engrossed I could not put it down. I was also happy that Rose now knows what happened to the girls. I was worried about how I would feel if Addison was able to solve the mystery and they would have to leave but Mrs. Bradshaw came up with an ending that made me happy. I cannot wait for more and would Highly suggest you read this book.
I enjoyed the story and being less than pages, it was a quick read. The writing wasn't really captivating and the characters often fell flat as they seemed to exist within a vacuum. The main character, Addison, is okay, but the writer drops in things about her past, like a job and going to college, without telling us what she was doing there. That's just a little lazy for t The initial idea of inheriting an old manor only to find that it's haunted is an interesting one, albeit done to death.
That's just a little lazy for the protagonist. I can understand why Cheryl Bradshaw can churn out so many books when she brushes over such important details. Having said this, I am planning to read the next in the series as the story of ghostly twins has me interested. If it takes as little time as the first, I might read rgem both in the one day.
Lacking in many respects The cover art for this book promises plenty of scares and a side-order of love. It was, however, completely lacking in thrills, chills, and romance. The relationship between Addison and Luke remains undeveloped and lukewarm at best. The hope for a wedding "someday" does not make up for the lack of development in the feelings between them. There is no heat at all. As for the scary moments, they were basically non-existent. If this book was a movie, it would be a G-rated fa Lacking in many respects The cover art for this book promises plenty of scares and a side-order of love.
If this book was a movie, it would be a G-rated family film. To add insult to injury, the errors in grammar definitely distracted me and took me out of the moment. Next time, try harder or soften the cover art and submit it to Disney. Jul 21, Jacquelyn Ayres rated it it was amazing. I'm embarrassed to say that I actually started reading this book almost 2 years ago but had to put it down due to other obligations. It then got buried in my kindle. In saying that, when I did finally pick it back up, I did not have to reread a single paragraph. That just goes to show that not only does Cheryl Bradshaw write well, but she writes the type of characters and story line that truly stick with you!
The pacing of this book was fantastic. The twist was brilliant! There was not a moment I I'm embarrassed to say that I actually started reading this book almost 2 years ago but had to put it down due to other obligations. There was not a moment I was disappointed. Even the editing was superb! I highly recommend this book. It's not my usual genre but I am looking forward to reading more from Ms.
Aug 02, Arie Antonia rated it it was amazing. This was a great read! I love a good ghost story This story kept me guessing who done it right up until the end. I found it hard to put this book down. The story flowed so well and the characters were well developed. Im not sure if this is a series or not but if it is I will be following it! Aug 04, Gemma Winkelman rated it liked it Shelves: mystery.
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I liked the mystery and ghost story in this book, but didn't find the characters actions or emotions very realistic. Apr 27, Casey Sayers rated it it was ok. I originally gave this book 3 stars but had to downgrade as it was below average. Such a shame It had so much potential. The first couple of chapters had me totally hooked. A secret ability that even Addison herself does not know that she has, waking up in the middle of the night to creepy crying throughout the house, doors closed when Addison knew that only moments before, she had it open, the ghost of a woman saying only 2 words And then The whole thing was bloody redundant and Marjorie told her the whole story anyway!
And not only did she tell her who she was, what her abilities are, and what happened all those years ago, but within literally 5 pages, they sit together holding hands and banish 2 ghosts Easy as pie! And I would definitely expect the level of creepiness in increase throughout the book Even Luke. I would have loved to know more about Marjorie, Luke, Helen, even Addison herself, and especially Roxy Whateverhernameis. It would have been great to know more about Roxy.
All we know is that she was a semi-famous actress who was murdered Dec 25, Ana-Maria Bujor rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. This book is written decently, I can see the author pulling off something better maybe later in the series.
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But if the writing is serviceable and the story mildly interesting, the actual plot and characters are not compelling at all. First, I found it hard to believe how chill everyone was about seeing dead people. Second, what exactly Addison's powers are it's not clear at all - prediction, talking to dead people, entering the bodies of animals, what is it? Third cliches - the nosy old neighbor This book is written decently, I can see the author pulling off something better maybe later in the series.
Third cliches - the nosy old neighbor that knows more, the old creepy house, the super nice guy that is hot but otherwise has the personality of a brick. And being hot, it's ok for him to just enter the house whenever and invade your privacy. Also to want to creepily meet all your family even though you barely know one another and he is actually paid to do a thing.
I could go on. I feel this book could have been quite good if: 1. Addison was a developed character, with flaws, interests and back story. And also normal human reactions to seeing dead people. The story went in detail into the times of the golden era of cinema. It's a great time to set your mystery in - add some colorful characters, make me care about what happened while also enjoying the world of the time and the magic of old cinema.
Make the protagonist actually work to reveal what happened. Practically all the information is given to her at the end and all her interactions with Roxanne, as well as the investigation are useless. Better dialogue than "you are a powerful beautiful woman, I believe in you! Dec 26, Kat Dietrich rated it really liked it Shelves: series-ongoing , read-in My Synopsis: When Addison Lockhart was a child, she saw her best friend fall off a swing and die…. No one believed her, and her parents sent her to a psychiatrist.
Although she continued to see visions, she learned to lie. Eventually, she lied so well, she no longer believed herself, and the visions stopped.
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That is, until she inherited Grayson Manor, the house where her mother 3. That is, until she inherited Grayson Manor, the house where her mother was born. Upon touching an old dress found in a trunk, the vision of a woman appears to Addison. The woman is in a room with a calendar stating the year is She is begging for her life. A gun appears, and she is shot twice. Addison is intent on finding out who this woman was, and if possible, find her killer. Perhaps then this spirit can find peace.
She will get some unexpected help. My Opinions: This is an intriguing ghost story, with a likable protagonist and a cast of interesting characters, but it is lacking any real depth. On the other hand, it is a fast, light read….
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And although I am not a romance reader, the bit in this one worked. I am looking forward to the next one. Mar 26, Sandra Lopez rated it really liked it. Addison Lockhart just inherited Grayson Manor, which seemed like the perfect opportunity to escape her past life. She hears noises—cries and pleads for help.
But from where and how? Could it possibly be starting again? As a child, Addison often experienced visions, one of which was the death of her best friend. But nobody believed that she saw it before it happened, so she was sent to a psychiatrist, keeping her secret hidden and her visions at bay. But, in the manor, the visions are strong.
There is a ghostly presence of a woman in a bloody dress. A murder in ? And what could it have to do with her grandfather? And what else is her grandmother hiding, besides the fact that she also has visions? In this story, we uncover old Hollywood secrets and lay the dead to rest. A compelling mystery! Great mystery book It's a long time ago that I read a great haunted story.
I was not sure to get it but it was free, and I was surprised that I liked it a lot.
Very well written with a good plot with twist.