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The Cliffside lodge is a hotel run by, Sara the daughter of Adam and Teddy Baxter-Bellamy and together they run the place. After starting some remodeling things have been getting weird, people hearing their names and bathrooms getting foggy for no reason, that sort of thing. Murders are happening all over town and they keep getting worse the closer to Octoberfest it gets. Jackson, the chief of police is doing the best he can to solve these strange murders. Will he be able to figure it out before the murders hit too close to home?
First of all I want to talk about Constance Welling's character and how terrible she was. She was disgusting and it was very easy for me to hate her. How dare she try to get in the way of Sara and Luke, and all the other horrible things that she did. I wasn't upset in the least with what happened to her. I laughed when Sara ripped out her piercing, she deserved that and then when Polly punched her in the face - that was great. She gives writers a bad name, that's for sure.
Sara and Luke were adorable, I just wish there was more of them. They had their teenie-tiny moment and then that was all that was really said about them. I also loved Jackson and Polly...okay I liked Polly period. She was tough and she punched two people right in their face and didn't give a damn about it. More books need a Polly in them. Pairing Polly with the chief of police was a good idea because Jackson needed someone tough. Adam and Teddy were also great characters. I was glad to see a gay couple in here, especially a gay couple with a daughter. I loved everything about that and it's sad that it's not in more books.
Roger...wow insane. At first I did not think he was going to turn out like that, I didn't really know what to expect from him but not this. I did not think the doctor of a small town was going to flip his lid and start killing people and I definitely did think he was going to do that to their bodies. That was just gross. I also did not think the Hammerhead was who they ended up being. I spent so much time trying to figure it out, trying to figure out who killed people with hammers and I did not guess right. Good job, keeping me guessing throughout the entire book.
I did think the ending was kind of easy. I guess I thought the blue lady would put up a fight not just give up and accept her fate, I was shocked it was so easy. I didn't know how they were going to get rid of the ghost but I figure some episode of Supernatural was going to help, it wasn't that difficult though. I think this book would be great for anyone that wants a weird, creepy book that will keep them guessing.
Flash forward to the present and a new serial killer is terrorizing the town and the Blue Lady is making her presence known again. At the Cliffside Lodge, wet foot prints are being spotted in rooms, disembodied voices are being heard and when people look in the mirror they see the face of the Blue Lady.
What can I say about The Cliffside Haunting by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross other than it left me with a huge smile on my face. I’ve been a fan of Tamara Thorne going back to the mid nineties. I like her writing because her books have great characters and she creates a detailed mythology. Also her stories have just the right amount of horror, smut, and humor that I look for in a book.
The Cliffside Haunting is no exception, it was obvious that Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne had a lot of fun writing this and it was hard to put down. I would love to know the writing process behind this book because all the characters are so detailed and a lot of them reminded me of people I knew. I’m not sure who wrote what in this book but by the end of it I was wanting to read any solo work that Alistair Cross has out along with re-reading Tamara’s books.
The best part of The Cliffside Haunting is without a doubt the characters. The serial killer referred to as Hammerhead who hates everyone including the ghost who helps him is a perfect villain. We also have characters who are self-centered and egotistical but at the same time are fascinating because we’ve all met people like this. Authoress Constance Welling thinks she is God’s gift to the world but no one else seems to like her. I kept hoping that nothing bad would happen to her in the book because the scenes that she is in were so entertaining. There is one scene when she is doing a fortune-telling act that’s one of the funniest and most outrageous scenes I’ve ever read in a book. Another great character is Dr. Siechert who will want to make you stay away from doctors for the rest of your life and is part of a very funny scene which takes place in a supermarket.
In addition to memorable characters in this book I also loved the detailed history of the Cliffside lodge and how the mystery of the Blue Lady unfolds. I loves how The Cliffside Haunting goes back and forth from being funny to scary and it was hard to predict where the story would go next. There are some gruesome death scenes in this book and one in particular had me laughing and cringing at the same time. All I’m going to say about it is beware of the chocolate wanderer. You want to know what it is? You need to read the book; you won’t be disappointed.
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These two writers are great together !!! I'm a huge fan...always a great ghost story !!!