I am super excited to share my review with you today for The Haunting of Noyo Bay by L.B Stimson…..Which is out now!
When 16-year-old Charlotte Goolsby first encounters the mysterious little boy playing in the cemetery, she assumes he belongs to the minister’s family. However, as sightings of the little boy continue and seemingly go unnoticed by the rest of Keesbury’s residents, Charlotte is forced to confront everything she once believed about life and death.
Charlotte finds herself confiding her fears to her father’s shipwright apprentice, Rees Pendleton, the eldest son of the village’s most prominent family. Whilst Rees’ mother disapproves of their growing relationship, it will be the arrival of the reclusive uncle with his own secrets who may threaten not only the Pendleton’s future but Charlotte’s as well.
Charlotte and Rees will discover that all is not what it may seem in their quiet, seaside village of Keesbury. Some of the residents are keeping secrets – horrific and deadly secrets.
The Haunting of Noyo Bay beckons back to the age of the ever-popular gothic horror and suspense novels of the 1970s. Set in the mid-1800s, against the backdrop of one of Northern California’s emerging seaside villages, listeners will be transported back in time.
My guilty pleasure is a good old fashioned ghost story so I jumped at the chance to listen to the audio version of this.This audio is only 5 hours and 25 mins long! pretty short for an audio and I devoured it in no time at all.
The narrator Jennifer March sets the scene for a rather creepy atmospheric story set in the 1800’s at a seaside village in California. Where we follow a story about a boy in a graveyard who Charlotte keeps seeing. Then there is Ree who Charlotte in, which is the start of a relationship. So not only do we have a ghost story we also have some romance in this novel. When they unravel the truth of the secrets the residents are keeping.
I must point out that the narrator has an american accent so it was all very American with me being British. I soon got to grips with this and I felt like I was part of the story. It is an enjoyable, entertaining read, with plenty of mystery added into the mix. and likeable characters. It has everything I would expect to find in a ghost story.
This is the first book I have read by the author and certainly wont be my last. It is a must fan for ghost story fans!
Thank you to Zoe for a copy and for inviting me to take part on this blog tour
About the Author
L.B. grew up in a one stop-light town in central Idaho. After earning a Bachelor of Art’s degree in cultural anthropology from California State University-Chico, she uprooted herself to begin a new life in Washington, D.C., where she began a varied career in professional communications in private business and education.
“I’ve always had a passion for photography, travel, writing, and history. I am thrilled to now be creating works of fiction that allow me to share these passions with others. One of my favorite parts of the writing process is the historical research required to bring authenticity to my characters’ lives.”
This is her fifth book and the second in her standalone series: Tales from the Parlor Room–a collection of gothic and ghostly tales.
She currently resides in Virginia where she enjoys cemetery walks, visiting abandoned and haunted places and working on more ghostly tales.
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