Review: The Well by Marie Sexton

 Series: Standalone

Genre: LGBT (m/m), Romance, Paranormal,

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Cover: Sooo creepy and so perfect!

Links: goodreads

Trigger warnings: Rape mention

Description: Twenty years after prom queen Cassie Kennedy is brutally murdered, six teenagers break into the house where she was killed to hold a séance. Haven knows his cousin Elise only wants to scare the crap out of him and his friends, but he’s willing to put up with one of her pranks if it means a chance to spend a few hours with the new kid in town, Pierce Hunter.

But when morning comes, Elise has disappeared without a trace.

Twelve years later, Pierce and his twin brother Jordan are professional paranormal investigators, starring in their own ghost-hunting TV show. When Pierce calls Haven, insisting they return to the supposedly haunted building one last time, Haven reluctantly agrees. He’s nervous about seeing Pierce again, but he’s determined to get some answers. Did they really speak to Cassie’s ghost that night? What happened to Elise? And the biggest mystery of all – how did she know the secret of the well?

Review: I really should read everything by Marie Sexton!

This story is so, so great and fun to read with the right amount of creepiness. I especially enjoyed how you (or at least I) don’t know if there are really ghosts at work or not. There is evidence pointing towards yes and evidence pointing towards no.

The book changes between ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ and I found it at times a little bit spoilering. But you’ll read about the thing happening very soon after the spoiler so it’s not too bad.

I liked each character on their own, but I didn’t really root for the pairing. They were okay together, I guess, but I didn’t feel them.

But you don’t even need he romance with this book! The paranormal aspects and the murder mystery are so intriguing on their own that the romance (that doesn’t play that big of a part anyway) is not even really needed.

Now I have to decide which book by Marie Sexton I’ll read next!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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