The Metaxy Project by Layton Green

Metaxy CoverBlurb
From bestselling author Layton Green comes a dark and riveting new mystery . . .

Rising above a hardscrabble childhood to become a star at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, Derek Miller is reliving The Great Gatsby in his own backyard.  The spell is broken, however, when Derek’s investigation into the death of his mentor, a prominent psychologist, runs afoul of a mysterious government project involving research into psychic phenomena.

 As Derek digs deeper, convinced his mentor was murdered, he is plunged into a rabbit hole of government experiments, clandestine figures, and supposed paranormal events.  His investigation also puts him at odds with shadowy forces deep within the corridors of power — including those on the top floor of his own law firm.

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The House by Sebastiana Randone

the houseBlurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.

The House is an adult fairy tale, time travel romance mystery.

Clad only in a torn night-dress, a woman finds herself, late one afternoon, in an ancient forest. How she arrived there remains a mystery, both to her and the reader. Finally a frightful looking house arrives in view. Night is moving in and faced with the prospect of remaining in a wood, where only wolves and predators revel, she reluctantly seeks refuge in this unwelcoming house.

Once inside, and taken aback by a most unexpected interior, she soon discovers a room where a magic portal laying in wait transports her to a Georgian estate. A baleful altercation with a beastly, drunkard Lord of the estate (archetype to the evil wolf in traditional tales) sets the tone for this narrative. Unable to find an escape route, she remains confined in this somber historical setting for many months, interacting with a curiously dysfunctional household.

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Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural – Paula Cappa

Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the SupernaturalInfo from Gooreads.com, please scroll down for my review, beware, may contain spoilers.

There’s no such thing as a dream within a dream. Poe was wrong. Dreams are deep shadows between reality and illusion. In the haunted Abasteron House, artist Kip Livingston dreams of a mysterious winged being, all bone and muscle and greedy teeth plunged out. Until one night when her dreams break through the illusion and the nightmares become reality.

The characters:
Kip Livingston is a stunning young artist living alone in Abasteron House on Horn Island, painting her dreams every day. But inside this antique house by the sea, another power rules her nights. What does this fierce winged creature want? Is it haunting her from the secrets of her past … or for her destiny?

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The Cave – Kate Mosse

The CaveFirst off, some information from Goodreads website on the book. Scroll down for my thoughts. Beware: my review  may contain spoilers.

It is March 1928. The Great War has been over for ten years, but Freddie still hasn’t recovered from the loss of his brother. Even now, on holiday in south-west France, he cannot escape his grief. When his car crashes, Freddie stumbles down the hills to a village nearby. There he meets Marie, a beautiful young woman, who is also mourning a lost generation. Her story of the fate of her family moves him deeply. But it will also lead him to the caves above the village – and to the heart of a shocking secret.

A very nice short novel (at around 100 pages) easy to read when you can catch a spare moment. I enjoyed the book, a simple ghost story, a bit predictable. Freddie the main character has a car accident while on route to visit his friends and then the rest of the story is all in his imagination (except the reader doesn´t know that yet).

i enjoy it, it filled an hour of my time, even though I am not a fan of ghost stories. Ask yourself if you have a bit of time (an hour ish) enjoy ghost stories beofre reading this though.