A creepy ten-minute read
To the outside world, she is an ordinary farm girl, but the truth isn’t always what it seems.
Desperate to discover the reason her parents don’t love her, she has no one to turn to when the house feels haunted.
If she tries to escape, will she get wrapped up in the truth of the house and will she ever get her revenge?
I really do enjoy reading short stories and am hoping to get more of my little Short Read Sunday Posts up. I say this nearly every time I write one of these short read reviews and then they tend to go absent without leave for weeks on end.
Author: Sarah Northwood
Publisher: Uncertain. Possibly self-published but can’t be sure
Release Date: 11/12/2018
My Chosen Format: Kindle
My Rating for ‘The House That Evil Made’: 2 out of 5
I really wanted to like this one more than I did. The story itself wasn’t too bad, if a tiny bit confusing. I felt it could have benefited by not being as wordy as it was. It felt as if the author just really enjoyed throwing far too many adjectives in. I’m a firm believer that just because a thing exists, it does not mean it is entitled to being described in detail. Less is often more. I think the darker aspects of the story suffered due to this (at least in my opinion anyway).
As it is, the story itself left me confused as to what was supposed to be the scary bit. Was it what the child was discovering about her parents? Or the hauntings in her home? Neither really rang too frightening to me. I think it might be down to the language used. It just didn’t leave me with that chilled feeling when reading any part of it.