TITLE: The Haunting of Timber Manor
AUTHOR: F.E. Feeley Jr.
SERIES: Memoirs of the Human Wraiths
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Paul Richmond
GENRE: Paranormal; Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 286 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book; $16.99 – paperback
While recovering from the recent loss of his parents, Daniel Donnelly receives a phone call from his estranged aunt, who turns over control of the family fortune and estate, Timber Manor. Though his father seemed guarded about the past, Daniel’s need for family and curiosity compel him to visit.
Located in a secluded area of the Northwest, Timber Manor has grown silent over the years. Her halls sit empty and a thin layer of dust adorns the sheet-covered furniture. When Daniel arrives to begin repairs, strange things happen. Nightmares haunt his dreams. Memories not his own disturb his waking hours. Alive with the tragedies of the past, Timber Manor threatens to tear Daniel apart.
Sherriff Hale Davis grew up working on the manor grounds. Seeing Daniel struggle, he vows protect the young man who captured his heart, and help him solve the mystery behind the haunting and confront the past—not only to save Daniel’s life, but to save his family, whose very souls hang in the balance
Have you ever watched a thriller where was no background music? Well reading this book I “heard” no background music at all.
The story is placed somewhere in Oregon where it rains a lot.
It starts with Daniel going to visit his aunt Carol for the very first time. His drive is stressful because he just lost his parents, feeling exhausted and numb he pulls over to wait for the hell of weather to be over. Sitting in his car mourning his lost parents he suddenly feels being watched. And there it is, a wolf with golden eyes. They stare at each other than the wolf disappears. Daniel is frozen by fear. The wolf was huge with his sharp teeth and knowing look. From far away he hears the wolf hauling…then another joins in…then another…
Sherriff Hale Davis, during his patrol, finds a young, very attractive, man in his car. After checking his ID, he finds out that he is none other than Daniel Donnelly, the only heir of Timber Manor. The sudden attraction hits Hale right in his chest. He offers to escort the boy to the manor. Danny seems happy with his offer, and for sure he knows Carol will be glad too. He knows that place inside out growing up on its land. And he knows the stories too, stories people talk about…
F.E. Feeley Jr., brings us in this realm of paranormal, his style is absolutely captivating. It’s realistic, it’s silent. I have no other words: silence. You’ll find angst, thrills and romance as well but the main feeling you’ll get is the silence. The silence of the unknown, of the pressure, of the changes in the air, of the scratching noises, of the whispering voices and the past of the Donnelly family, a past that has so many secrets.
The two come to love each other regardless of what’s happening around them. Daniel feels safe in Hale’s arms and Hale is in love for the very first time. The need to protect and the need to be vulnerable…
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book***