Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Flip: a haunting new novel

The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash is a ghost thriller about a young married couple who flip old houses. Their latest house has them on their toes. Julie and Brad are currently renovating the Hemmings House, an old Victorian house which sat vacated for years. Julie fell in love with the house instantly while Brad had his reservations. While work beings, strange occurrences begin to happen as they tear down walls and unlock the houses secrets. The house is haunted by Tessa and Gerald whose stories are told as new discoveries are found in the house and how they came to haunt it. Tessa and Gerald make mention of The Sentinels, an entity that is never really explained who or what they were. With each discovery, Julie and Brad make surprising discoveries about the house’s history.

My first impressions of the book is that I didn’t like the double spaced lines of the text. I’m not sure it was done for style but it was distracting. Also, the chapters start on the left page rather than the right. It seemed odd to be as every book I’ve read started on the right side page. I loved the character of Brad and really didn’t like Julie. I didn’t see how they could be attracted to each other but opposites do attract by the end of the book with their shared experience in the house, they seemed a more compatible couple. I really can't say more about the book without revealing very important plot points. Overall, The Flip is a good ghost story that holds your attention. If you like ghost stories and haunts, this book is for you.

The Flip is available on Amazon for the Kindle for $0.99 and in paperback for $14.99