I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up The Red Barn. It sounded like a terrifically scary book, and in its own way, it was. But not in any way I could have anticipated. The storyline is good, but could easily have been a much longer novel and gotten more out of it. The characters were as developed as they could be in such a short novel. But all in all, I did enjoy it. It is a dark and spooky novel, terrifying in its own way, and a definite escapist type of novel. Not what I anticipated, but still thrilling nonetheless.
A husband and wife have moved into an old house and on the property is a barn. The barn has its own resident, a former owner of the house who died centuries ago. This ghostly female presence has determined that the wife in the house is useless, and decides to terrorize her. Things do not go as either of them plan, and when the ghost kills the wife and tries to take over her body, the husband intercedes. His actions cause untold consequences, and when karma rears its ugly head, we find out much more about the ghost in the barn than we ever knew before. Yet it all ties quite nicely together. Readers everywhere will get as much of a thrill from this book as I did.
When a ghost reaches her limit with an unwanted guest, there's no telling what Hell will arise.
I have escaped my afterlife for over two centuries; locking my spirit into the old red barn. There have been many owners since my death, but none have ever given me as much strength and feeling as the new male owner does. There's just one problem; his wife.
She sickens me, and I can no longer take her presence in my barn. She comes and takes my personal belongings- to sell.
She is unbearable to me- one of us has to go. And it sure as hell isn't going to be me.