Three words describe this book: Alluring, Beguile and Romance
This book is titled perfectly, because you want to keep flipping the pages, and you will not want to put it down.
Michael Phillip Cash seamlessly transports you from the past to the present, and is flawless in describing the players in this book. This is my first time reading a novel by him, and he has me hooked. I cannot wait to see what other juicy books he has awaiting me.
The story is a light-horror story, which a young married couple (Julie and Brad), take on a new business of flipping houses. The current project, a dilapidated mansion called the Bedlam House located on Long Island, which they purchased for a mere $15,000. Brad does the labor, and Julie, the managing. From the get go, Brad is against #theflip and Julie is enchanted by the run-down Victorian, and dismisses Brad's concerns. This begins a rift between them, and leaves Brad angry with Julie. Julie tries to fix their problems with intimacy, but can she?
While alone, putting his brawn to use, Brad starts the flip by himself. He begins by removing the contents of the mansion, and while doing so begins to hear, and feel things which he shakes off as the house making noise. Unbeknownst to him, floating above, and beside him are the playfully malicious current occupants, ghosts, Tessa and Gerald. Tessa is insatiable, and is instantly attracted to Brad. This causes many problems for Brad, who cannot figure out how, and why he is feeling the way he is; and Gerald, who is jealous, and can't stop Tessa from her antics.
Tessa and Gerald's back-story, takes you to the Civil War area. This portion of the book is chock full of history, and kept me glued to each page.
I won't tell you anymore, and spoil the middle and ending.
If you're an avid reader like myself, you'll want to add this to your collection of books. This would be ideal for a long airplane ride, a stormy weekend, and the perfect book to take along on vacation.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.