Review: Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash
Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.
I received this book to give an honest review. Let me say I do love the cover to this book! Seems like it could be a mysterious story by the way the cover looks.
This is a ghost story but not one that will have you get the willies unless you get scared easily.
We start off with Paul losing his wife in a horrible way that we never want to see our spouse go. But to add to the mix she left behind her children, and of course Paul has to learn how to function without Allison there to help him out. This is a story that love will last for all eternity. Paul sells homes for a living and one of his clients wants him to sell the family home. There was recently a murder in the home so of course that is suppose to make it more harder to sell. But Paul knows he can sell it, when he goes to investigate he starts seeing strange images and ghosts. Scary I know right. Stillwell Manor has a lot of background to it so it is not just a old house it has seen a lot.
With Stillwell Manor the background to the house also comes together to the present. Paul learns a lot about what went on years and years before to give it the presences of a ghost. While he learning about that he is also trying to figure out if he is losing his mind or is his wife really calling out for his help.
This is a fast-paced story, with no action. More like a light ghost story but the the author did a good job with the character of Paul and his descriptions of things.
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.