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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 April 2015
In Grayson Manor Haunting, Cheryl Bradshaw explores a variation on the cosy mystery/thriller form she has become known for. Addison Lockhart is a young woman looking for a new start and thinks she has found it in the manor house inherited from her recently-deceased mother. Once she moves in though, a latent psychic sensitivity from childhood reasserts itself as she encounters the ghost of a Hollywood starlet who may have been murdered.
Grayson Manor Haunting is a mystery as much it is a paranormal thriller or ghost story. The author’s previously demonstrated skills in setting up twists and turns are well employed as Addison searches for the truth behind the spectre of Roxy Rafferty. The readers is kept guessing and the pages keep turning, which is what you want from a good mystery novel.
Compared to Sloane Monroe, Addison comes across as a distinctly different character. She is more a victim of circumstance than a professional investigator to start with and more of an outsider as well because of her psychic gift. She does develop and come to terms with herself somewhat as the story progresses but it will be interesting to see what direction the character is taken in future books.
The author’s economic and concise prose, which does not abandon richness in favour of sparseness, remains a joy to read. It serves Grayson Manor Haunting particularly well in the supernatural scenes as choice phrases are used to convey atmosphere without overburdening the reader with an excess of description. There are chills here to match the thrills.
Grayson Manor Haunting sits at a perfectly balanced meeting point between the cosy mystery, thriller and supernatural/paranormal genres. If that sounds like your thing then I recommend you pick up this book today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2013
Ghosts, tick, old house, tick, well that's me engaged already. I love a good ghost story and this is one that is more akin to 'Ghost Whisperer' than MR James but was an entertaining read.

Addison Lockhart inherits a manor house from her recently deceased mother and when she moves in, spookiness ensues. She experiences the ghost of a woman who disappeared half a century ago and it is down to Addison to track her down, thus revealing secrets of her family along the way.

I got the feeling that this well become a series of novels, which I think would work well as there are some characters that I think we should see more of, for example, I liked Lia McReedy. I would like to see how Addison develops and I would buy the next novels in the series when they come out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2014
I really enjoyed this supernatural-type tale a great deal. Oftentimes I've tried a book like this that has to go way too far into the realms of fantasy and that's where I switch off and end up packing them in.
Only at one point did something happen when we were done and I thought "Here we go-it's going to get daft now" but the author clearly drew back and didn't carry on in that vein. For that I'm extremely grateful as by then I was 60% done !
There were fewer mistakes in this book by her as well although once again, because the author asks to be advised and does provide her books for download free, I will email her the few I spotted as it's the least I can do.
I did make a note when a 5 year old Addison nicknamed a psychologist Doctor Death as I don't believe any kid that age is THAT precocious but that's just my opinion.
I'd certainly like her to use Addison in further stories.
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on 4 July 2015
I’ve had this book in my Kindle collection for quite while and then ended up with the second in the series. I figured I had better get on the ball and read this one so I could get to the second one. (Although I do think you could read them in either order and not be confused.) This book is about a young woman, Addison, who inherits her mother’s childhood manor. She decides to refinish it but instead finds that she may have inherited a ghostly mystery and a spirit who may be lingering in the old place. Along with new neighbors and friends, her hunky contractor and some help from a few unexpected people along the way, Addison is set to figure out the secrets of Grayson Manor.

I like spooky, psychic books and this is a light one. I personally don’t think this one overdoes the ghostly side of things or is too scary. It would be very appropriate for a young adult read. There is some light romance to add to the story also, along with some family drama. All aspects pull together really well to create a fun, easy read that all ages would really enjoy (though I do think women would be the main readers of this book). Definitely a series I want to read more of, and I am a fan of this author’s Sloane Monroe books too, which have a little more bite to them. Great stuff!
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on 11 April 2013
I read this is 3 hours.
I couldn't put it down.
I'm not into the supernatural, but this was so well written & the characters were all really likeable.
I'd like to see this be made into a film.
I'm definitely going to read the rest of the authors works.
I recommend this to everyone!
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on 23 February 2014
The main character Addison just wasn't a likeable character at all . Really quite miserable and boring . Nothing in this story gripped me , I guessed the ending and found the story abit dull and boring . Only 3 stars from me , wouldn't read the next one in the series ....
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on 11 February 2014
enjoyed the book. but whilst had ghostly bits more of a detective book. having said that very well written if not a bit understated. the potential to use hidden room or her psychic abilities was not used
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on 11 June 2013
I enjoyed this book but it isn't my chosen genre. Past ghoasts haunt the leading character in one of those sensible victorian houses with a cellor. It has all the right ingredients to be a holywood movie.
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on 18 July 2015
Enjoyable but predictable read -same plot and be read many times . If you want a thriller horror book for an easy read where you don't have to think about complicated back stories then this is for you !
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on 6 July 2013
good read ...very entertaining ...great little book, hope there are more in the series will try some of her other books,
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