I found this book on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited list. I chose this book for a couple of reasons. The first is because of Whisper Sync. Do you know Whisper Sync? It's an awesome feature with Amazon, where you can have an ebook and an audiobook in one! With The Eaton by John K. Addis, it was as close to an audio drama as it could get!
Secondly, the cover was weird enough to strike my fancy Thankfully, the story was a good choice. It wasn't scary, but offered situations and deaths that were as close to a horror movie as it could get. It entertained me and kept me listening, even when I thought I was getting bored with it. That's hard to do! read.
The story is about a young man who's finally living his dream, owning his own nightclub. With his fiancé and best friend, Sam takes a tour of a future purchase: a building. Surprisingly, they discover it's atop a 12-floored hotel... that's below ground! Thinking he's gotten more than he'd ever imagined, the three, along with a professional decorator and a family friend who'd assisted him in gaining a tour the facilities. But something is down below, waiting. It wishes to not be disturbed and is very unhappy.
The Eaton tells two stories, well honestly it tells several. The main storyline takes place in the here and now, but the one that gives all the what's and why's takes place in the past. The author, John K. Addis, did well with keeping the periods separate and offered up an explanation that tied everything together flawlessly. Though a bit wordy from time to time, it didn't hurt the tale nor annoy me.
The horror was in great taste and rather gruesome, but that's what I like in haunted stories. I don't think he could have done anything different. What also helped was the Whisper Sync, which turned my ebook into an audiobook! There were times I was able to read in bed, or listen while cleaning house and I'm going to tell you- the screams and crabbiness in the voices was pure perfection. This book was a trip and a half and I can't wait to find my next Addis book!
Check out this haunted story while I move on to the next read!