Saturday, December 29, 2018

{Book Review/Tour} Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch #giveaway

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Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (June 26, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944109188
ISBN-13: 978-1944109189


Praise for BENEATH THE LIGHTHOUSE

“Beneath the Lighthouse grabs you by the nether regions from the word go. Then it squeezes. Hard. With a nailed glove … A truly scary ghost story … a powerful ‘coming of age’ drama … a young man growing into adulthood against a backdrop of despair and quite shocking abuse … unpredictable and ever building. Blood and bone revenge, retribution and salvation. The strength of friendship, the power of love. You feel the dread and the underlying fear … not your typical tale. And what a tale it is.” ―EM Faustus


SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.

When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.

Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.


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MY REVIEW
*Trigger warning for this book: domestic violence, rape, gore, emotional and physical abuse of minor children.

I was intrigued by the cover and the blurb. I refused to read any other reviews until I was more than halfway through the book, and honestly, I'm glad I did. I just wish I had been given warning to some of the content.
I liked the plot, but the Northern Ireland slang kept throwing me for a loop and at first, I was going and finding translations, but it just slowed down the reading for me; so I gave up and just added my own words if I needed to.
Jamie McGuiness is a 16-year-old boy who is haunted by the ghost of a traveler girl. She sees him at the lighthouse where his sister died 3 years prior and starts to haunt him, and eventually possess him.
There are so many twists and turns in this book! I couldn't keep up with them all, and every time I thought I figured things out, something new was thrown in and I just had to keep reading to figure out exactly what was going on. 
This book will stay with me for quite some time, due to the complexity it presented in the overall plot. Things I never thought about came to light and it was just creepy all around. If you are OK with reading about the things mentioned at the beginning of this review, run to pick up your copy and get started down this twisty path!

Photo Content from Julieanne Lynch

Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre urban fantasy, crime and contemporary romance books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots.

Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.

Julieanne is both traditionally and independently published.

        
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