Caveat Emptorby Richard Cloutier
Caveat Emptor is a ghost story in which a living nightmare becomes a symbol of a cathartic pilgrimage for one woman. Diane, her husband, and their two boys buy a home in a New England coastal town. She soon discovers the house is haunted, which pits her against her husband, who does not believe in the afterlife. For Diane, reality and the supernatural merge. She becomes trapped in a world of terror—at sleep, by the cryptic fantasy of her dreams, filled with mysterious symbols; awake, by the horrifying visits of an unknown shade. Suspense builds as the intensity of the visitations increase. Diane's isolation grows but she realizes the only way to prove her sanity and end the hauntings is to uncover the identity of the spirit and bring it peace. She quickly becomes entangled in a web of deceit and intriguing folklore, unknowingly alerting the killer of her intentions to solve the mystery.
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Diane and Doug Garant purchased the house at the end of Hopeworth Street with pride. They had two young sons named Thomas and Marc. As they began to settle in, the small town residents began telling Diane about the tragic history of their new home. The owners before them had been elderly. One died of fright. The other had been found at the bottom of the stairs. Before them, two male friends from the military had owned the house. They disappeared suddenly. Some say they were lost at sea which bordered the property. Others claim the two met with foul play. Diane had always been sensitive to the after life. Since her husband was a skeptic, Diane had learned to keep silent, least he believe her crazy. Yet she knew that their new home was haunted by an unknown and restless spirit. Diane had to figure out WHO the spirit was and what it wanted, before her family became another tragic piece of the house's history. **** Caveat Emptor is Latin and means Buyer Beware. This is a wonderful ghost story that sent chills down my spine. A short read of 133 pages, so it is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or evening. Chapter One is a vision of Diane's and had me a bit confused. However, once I finished the book I went back and reread the chapter and realized that the author had given a few subtle clues. You mystery fans out there may want to pay very close attention to the first chapter. Diane, needless-to-say, is the main character. The reader follows her as she tracks down the history of her home. For a small town, not many people are friendly. Neighbors are far apart. Woods surround the home and a path leads down to the beach, so Diane's family is pretty isolated. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING! ****
As a first-time author, Rick narrates like a pro. Caveat Emptor takes the reader to a small town that cradles suspicion, horror and a buried mystery. You won't be able to put the book down; a real page-turner! Every chapter takes you through the main character¿s visions and nightmares...and finally the small town's mind-boggling truth. It'll make you stay far away from desolate New England towns and it will present a fresh notion of the afterlife.