Resthaven – Erik Therme

Book blurb:

“The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt–especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.”

my thoughts:

This book had been patiently waiting in my queue for a while, it kept slipping out of view, but the wait has not been in vain.
I cannot decide which category to put this into, is it teen, young adult or adult? It can cover so many bases its just that kind of book.

I personally love abandoned buildings , wandering around wishing the walls could talk and what secrets they would reveal, but for these five friends a simple scavenger hunt in a building they think is abandoned turns into a fight for their very lives.

So many times during the book, I could close my eyes and visualise the same surroundings the narrator was describing, which is something I love. To me, as I’m sure I have said before, it is the mark of a great writer and narrator that allows you to become immersed in the story.

Talking about the narrator a new name to me Rhandi Larson, I like her easy to follow reading style, keeps the tension nicely, wound to breaking point.

I’m glad I finally got to this one, it was a nerve shredding story of friendship, secrets and ultimately doing the right thing.

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