Currently I am reading a gripping book! “The Vines” by Christopher Rice
Here is a little about the book so far from the publisher:
The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.
After heiress and current owner Caitlin Chaisson is witness to her husband’s stunning betrayal at her birthday party, she tries to take her own life in the mansion’s cherished gazebo. Instead, the blood she spills awakens dark forces in the ground below. Chaos ensues and by morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad.
Nova, daughter to Spring House’s groundskeeper, has always suspected that something malevolent haunts the old place, and in the aftermath of the birthday party she enlists Caitlin’s estranged best friend, Blake, to help her get to the bottom of it. The pair soon realizes that the vengeance enacted by this sinister and otherworldly force comes at a terrible price.
I have lived in New Orleans. When I first moved there the city was exciting and new. After a few weeks I began to understand just how haunting the city really was. There is so much lore and legends that you can not help but believe anything. To this day I am deathly afraid of voodoo. I respect that religion almost as much as I respect mine! This book really makes some of those feels come to the surface. The feelings from the words make me feel as though I am really there. I found myself reaching for the air conditioner last night, which I really do not need at this time. I live in the Pacific Northwest!
I am only a few chapters in and already I recommend this book! The writing sucks you in and keeps a tight grip on you. If you want to stay up all night reading then seriously get this book! Click on the title above for the amazon page or click here!