“The Fade” by Demitria Lunetta // Book Review

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On sale : December 11, 2018

Publisher : Delacorte Press

Pages : 288


Book Description :

We don’t want to disappear. We want to be found.

Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it.

Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley knows the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house?

The ghostly girls need something from her. And unless Haley can figure out what they want…she might be next.


I received this copy as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


My review :

I’ve been a fan of Demitria Lunetta since I’ve read her saga “In the after”, so when I saw that she was releasing a new novel by the end of the year, I did not wait long and ask an ARC to the publisher (Thanks again Delacorte Press).

The summary was extremely intriguing, being a fan of haunted houses, I was pretty sure that this story would be great. Verdict: I was clearly not disappointed, I literally devoured it and I was able to find the writing style of the author that I enjoyed so much beforehand.

In this book, we will follow Haley and her family, all freshly arrived in a small town in Wisconsin. To the great despair of Haley who, through the fault of this move, has lost his friends and all his bearings. The story begins as the family moves into their new home. A house that immediately scared Haley.

The first pages bring us into the part of the house that is so thrilling: the basement… (Who is not afraid of basements ?!?) Briefly, a lot of weird and scary things will happen, the author immerses us directly into this nerve-racking atmosphere and I loved it!

We quickly learn that 5 years ago a tragedy took place in this small town lost in the middle of nowhere, where nothing ever happens normally: 4 girls are missing, and still not found…

Of course, the past and the present will mingle. Haley will try to dig out a little more about this case. Does this have a direct connection to the disturbing facts / supernatural events taking place in her new house? Is there anything to be scared of?

As I said above, I still love the writer’s style of Demitria Lunetta: fluid, engaging, captivating, you never get bored. And although the story may seem simple, I had a great time reading it. Few twists punctuate the story, and for one of them, I was really really surprised!

“The Fade” is a very good book if you like haunted houses! But do not worry, the story is not really scary and will not prevent you from sleeping at night, there is the right dose of “scary/creepy” things to make the story breathless and intriguing, but that’s it!

My rating /5 :



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