Resthaven by Erik Therme

Resthaven by [Therme, Erik]

Publisher: Kindle Press

Date of publication: April 12th, 2016

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult

Where the book can be found: Amazon 

Book synopsis:

The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt–especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.

My Review:

Ever read a book that is so creepy, so unsettling that it stays with you afterward? A book that invades your dreams and gives you nightmares?

Well, this is that book.

It starts off innocently. A sleepover at a new friend’s house. It turns sinister when the new friend decides to throw a scavenger hunt in the nursing home.

The doors to the nursing home mysteriously are padlocked. Locking Kaylee, Sid, Anna and Wren inside with an elderly man who is insane. When Kaylee finds a 5 year old abused deaf boy in a closet, my pulse level went through the roof!!!

I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. Like I said above, it gets under your skin and you wonder what will happen to the girls and the boy at the end.

Speaking of the end, I enjoyed it. Kaylee did the right thing. I

How many stars will I give Resthaven? 4

Why? It is a very well written, scary YA/Thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end.

Will I reread it? Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Age Range: Teen on up

Why? No sex, minimal violence.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**