Saturday, May 3, 2014

Forgotten by Rider Jacobs

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: March 2014
ISBN: 978-1-62798-430-0
Digital ISBN: 978-1-62798-429-0
Genre: M/M contemporary/paranormal
Book format: E-book
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Keldon


Peter, a writer, and Rhys, a video game designer, buy a huge Victorian house and the accompanying farm in a rural area. Peter is reluctant, but gives in to Rhys. The low price for the property seems too good to be true, and it soon becomes apparent why.

Haunting isn’t a new concept, but this is a different take on an old theme, incorporating more than things that go bump in the night. Jacobs sprinkles the supernatural element in bit by bit, which makes for a nice reading pace. The main characters are well drawn. At times there is a bit of distance between the reader and the protagonists, but overall their relationship comes through. The final crisis resolves into an interesting wrap-up, one that I didn’t expect.

The story begins with a prologue, which didn’t add anything in this reader’s opinion. The characters in that introduction are never seen or heard from again, and the information could have been conveyed by the main characters—as it was anyway as the story progressed. I would rather have started with Peter and Rhys.

Overall an enjoyable read, recommended for paranormal fans.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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