Narrator: Rick Gregory
Series: The 3 H's #3
Published by Brian Barr on 30 October 2017
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
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Welcome to the final book of the Three H's Trilogy: The Hell!
Susie and Mac are ghost hunters. They investigate and exorcise haunted houses for a living.
A client hires Susie and Mac to investigate a house in Lexington, SC. Although they are experienced in handling malignant spirits and haunted territories, the client promises that this place is unlike any the ghost hunters have exorcised before.
Susie and Mac never back down from a challenge, or from a job. They'll make their way to the house, and encounter the hell that's waiting for them.
Whether they can survive or not is a different question.
Gregory Alex Bailey built his perfect house of horrors in the 1950s, continuing the family tradition of sacrifice and murder. Within that house, he was certain that he could succeed where former ancestors had failed, and secure a place for them in the land of the living.
Lucas didn't want to continue his father's legacy.
Out of love for his son, Gregory killed him.
Lucas gained his second chance through his resurrection, when the loyal and devoted Janice made the ultimate sacrifice for him. Lucas' new life gave him an appreciation for his father, who had long disappeared by the time Lucas came back.
Desperate to see his father again, Lucas did all he could to maintain the house, while training his children in the family tradition.
Like the father before them, the children rebelled. Lucas understood. As he had rebelled, so did his father, and his grandfather before him. But sooner or later, every Bailey accepted their fate.
Eventually, they would all share....
©2017 Brian Barr (P)2017 Brian Barr
This final installment is quite a bit more serious! Book 1 had some humor and even a touch of romance to it. Book 2 showed us how twisted that romance was but still had some quips and sarcasm here and there. This book is quite a bit darker. We take a walk through the Bailey family tree as we meet Gregory, the grandfather, and he reigns down a type of hell on the occupants of the house. Never fear though! The ladies have been coming up with an escape plan…. of sorts.
So eventually we get to meet the paranormal investigators Susie and Mac. They’ve been doing this for some time and both are sensitive to the paranormal. Susie receives a desperate plea from a client to take out the Bailey house. Alas, arson is not in Susie’s skill set and pretty much goes against her morals.
But then we meet Mac’s new friend. That’s a game changer for Susie! This story was full of unexpected twists and I was delighted with each one. The ending winds up and up to a fever pitch as evil throws punches at good and good-ish kicks back. Not everyone gets what they want by the end (and that’s great for us rooting for Susie and booing Gregory) but things end on a rather positive note. I wasn’t expecting that but it was nonetheless quite suitable for this trilogy. 5/5 stars.
I received a free copy of this book.
The Narration: Rick Gregory has done a good job narrating this series but I found this book narration could have used just a little polishing. There are a few mispronounced words and sometimes the pacing is just a little off. Overall though, it’s a good performance. I can tell that Gregory is fully engaged in the story (perhaps because the Big Baddie is named Gregory?). He had distinct voices for all the characters and his female voices were feminine. 4/5 stars.
This review first appeared on DabOfDarkness.com
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