Author: S.M. Pope
Genre: YA Psycological Horror
Published by: UClan Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/21
My rating: ★★★★★
I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“A psychological horror that will grip you from the first page, and haunt you long after you’ve finished the last.
Nobody believes Lindy when she says she doesn’t pull her out on purpose. Nobody believes Lindy when she says she hears voices in the night. Nobody believes Lindy when she says her dead ancestors are haunting her dreams. Nobody believes Lindy …”
I was sold from the second I read the blurb on the press release and I wasn’t disappointed. The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth follows Lindy, grappling with her grief after the sudden death of her father. After visiting a psychic, Lindy is visited by the ghost of one of her ancestors and learns her family is cursed, fathers and daughters remain separated from each other in the afterlife. Lindy must find a way to break the curse so she can free her ancestors from the curse and talk to her father again. Betrayals and family secrets are just waiting to be uncovered…
I can’t tell you how much I loved The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth! It’s perfect for readers new to the genre, it gives off a spooky vibe without being heavy on the scares, though will also appeal to horror fans. Who doesn’t love a graveyard scene?? I think this would make a great movie adaptation. I found myself unable to tear my eyes away from the pages, eager to find out what happens on the next page. I don’t want to spoil anything, the twists and reveals were awesome, some of them I didn’t see coming. The ending follows the usual format for these stories, it’s still so danm good though! I was gutted when I realised it was the last page. I need to know what happens after! I thought it was brilliantly written, both in plot and character development. It’s definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time.
I can’t recommend The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth enough, and with spooky season upon us, what better time to read it?