Little Secrets by Megan Hart
I received a free copy of Little Secrets from the publisher in return for an honest review.
They’re not alone in the house. With a baby on the way and a brand new house, it seems Ginny and her husband,Sean, are on their way to a fresh start. But strange occurrences and financial strain seem determined to keep Ginny and Sean stuck in the past. Ginny begins to believe the house may be haunted…or that her husband might be trying to trick her into thinking so. As Ginny researches the house’s former owner and the tragedy that happened there, it becomes clearer than ever that something is in the house with them. The question is, who…or what… is it?
Little Secrets didn't meet my expectations. I was hoping for a nice creepy atmospheric ghost story and instead I feel like I have been tricked into reading a romance book. The book is sold as horror but honestly it's more troubled romance trying to pass as horror. I would go as far as to say that this is probably predominantly a womans book because of all the pregnancy and relationship talk. I know not all women like romance and relationship stuff, I avoid romance books myself, but I just can't imagine male horror fans enjoying this one at all.
The MC annoyed me so much, all she seemed to do was moan or play the weak fainting, nauseous, light headed pregnant woman. Much of the pregnancy side of things was over exaggerated., she's pregnant, not an invalid about to keel over at any minute!
The ending was the best part, it finally started to go somewhere that was darker and a lot more sinister, but at that point the book was at 85% so it was only a very small percentage of the book. 85 to 98% to be exact. However, the ending felt like it came out of nowhere, there was a little build up towards it but not enough hints during the previous parts of the book for it to really work.
There was very little atmosphere to the story and almost nothing in the way of a haunting or building of tension and suspense. It's certainly not horror. The only horrifying thing in this book is how awful the MC is at being pregnant and the cliché stereotyping of the lazy husband.
Not one I would recommend for horror fans at all.
Reviews also posted to my blog: Scarlet's Web
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