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Publisher's Summary

Fleeing a troubled past, Sarah Faust has found the perfect place to begin a new life. Tucked away on a charming side street and surrounded by lush grounds, the neglected 300-year-old townhouse in the port city of Charleston offers a refuge and a place to start over. But all is not as it seems at Five Rue Lane, and she soon finds that her new house harbors something that has been there for a very long time. Something that refuses to stay buried. In A Haunting, L. I. Albemont brings us parallel tales of old and modern horror, weaving colonial era events into a modern ghost story you won't soon forget.

©2012 L. I. Albemont (P)2017 Tantor

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A little predictable

l enjoy a good ghost story with minimal violence and this book fit the bill. It was predictable in places and not enough back story in other places.
I felt the last chapter didn't really line up with the rest of the book.
For me the last chapter was WTF.

If you enjoy these type ghost stories I highly recommend Family Plot by Cherie Priest.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Meep
  • Seattle
  • 08-08-17

Animals and children

This book was a huge disappointment to me. I like a good ghost story very much, and I like a good home rehab book very much, especially if it's spiced up with some bumps in the night and creepy atmosphere. In other words, I like a nice cozy ghost story.
This book sounds like that's exactly what it is both from the description and from the reviews that I read, but in my opinion a cozy ghost story does not torture and abuse either children or animals. It's very disappointing because the home rehab and atmosphere of the town in general were all one could ask for from a cozy. This just made the ugliness of the savagery directed at the animals and children all the more jarring. If you like animals (especially cats but also dogs) and/or children, I advise you to give this book a miss.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Pretty Much A Lifetime Movie

Ugh.

I knew I'd wasted my time when I heard "she-mullet."

Not much of an ending, lots of pointless events.

Hokey plot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Horror?

the story is a little bit interesting which is why I was able to finish this book. But as a hardcore horror fan looking for something to Spook me up a little, I was extremely disappointed in this. nothing was ever scary or spooky nor did it get my hairs standing at any point. It's worth the read if you just need a story. If you're looking for horror, find yourself a better book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable, scary at times...

I loved it, although storyline was a bit predictable, THEN it took a surprise turn for a terrific ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Needed more

Would you try another book from L. I. Albemont and/or Teri Schnaubelt?

A Haunting overall was a good story and keep me listening. I enjoyed the narrator and thought that the characters were genuine and likable. Additionally, I enjoyed the detailed description of Charleston and the mix of old and new. I just wish there were more to the story and how certain characters were involved in this tale.

If you’ve listened to books by L. I. Albemont before, how does this one compare?

This was my first experience with this author.

What about Teri Schnaubelt’s performance did you like?

Enjoyable and talented narrator.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Sure

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not really an ending...

Book was good, narrator was excellent (as she always is) but there was no ending. It felt like the end of a chapter not the end of the book. I hope the epilogue was not a sneak peek of a #2 with new characters, Id like to know what happens with these characters first. Overall I did really enjoy the book, it held my interest all the way through...and beyond.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Okay

Dragged. and a little boring.. Story line was awesome and writing was great. Just thought this one was boring.😢

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Ghosts and a History lesson

I chose to listen to this book while riding to my Daughters house, and it really did help pass the time. i love a good haunted house book, they are my favorite. Even if they are fiction I love the history involved. This book was great if you love genealogy, even though it is fiction. L. I. Albemont hs done a great job with this book and Teri Schnaubelt narrates it pretty good too.

Sarah Foust finds herself in the middle of a nasty divorce and alone. She moves to Charleston South Carolina where her deceased Mother used to live. While looking at house she falls in love with the 300 year old home at Five Rue Lane. Little does she know that there are already residents there, and they have been there over the centuries. She also finds out that not only has she moved to her mother's home town but the house has been in her family also for centuries. Sarah while trying to figure out about her "room Mates" earns all kinds of history about her own family as well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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good read

really enjoyed the book and the story build up. Description of surroundings made me feel as if I was in Charlotte.

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  • knittyboot
  • 08-31-17

Good ol' fashioned story

Nice ghost story. Characters i quite liked and plenty of delving into the dim distant past. In no danger of passing out with fear but will deffo read again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 04-02-18

Rubbish

Couldn’t wait for it to end . Wasted a credit . Wouldn’t even rate it one star . Boring , slow , terrible story line . Just kept going because I had paid for it !

0 of 1 people found this review helpful