The Morticians Wife
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Taylor Street Books
ISBN: 13: 978-1480011229
Number of pages:194
Word Count: 71000
Cover Artist: Tim Hewtson
“I have spent the night in supposedly some of the most haunted buildings in America. I have met people who could fairly be described as evil incarnate. I have been to the Old Mortuary in Dunsmuir. It is gorgeous but I wouldn't spend a single night there.” Kathleen McKenna, author of horror novels 'The Wedding Gift' and 'Family Matters'.
Five miles from the new age Mt. Shasta City, the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house – the Old Mortuary – where the mortician's wife spent four decades alone, and some say insane, sleeping in an alcove off one bedroom where she believed the evil spirits of the house could not get to her, harboring terrible secrets.
With the steady flow of dead bodies through the basement and the murderous events upstairs, this is the story of how the Old Mortuary of Dunsmuir became one of the most haunted houses in America as a result of the personality and misdeeds of one man, Horace Carpenter, whose eternal soul most certainly does not rest in peace, as many will attest, and probably never will.
This is as much of a horror story as a paranormal. There is obviously something evil and haunting in the old mortality. But it is really the story about the evilness of one man and what his wife goes though and how she deals with him and makes it though a horrible situation and environment.
The story was well written and interesting to read. Its hard to put it down, you have to kinow what happens next as Ada is telling her story. Even once Ada's story is concluded and you are at the end of the book you keep trying to turn the page to find out what happens next. That is a sure sign of a good book and writer and I am looking forward to her next book.