05 April 2015

Review: Naomi's Room | Jonathan Aycliffe

Naomi's Room by Jonathan Aycliffe is the best 'ghost story' I've read in a long time.

Four year old Naomi goes missing from a toy store on Christmas Eve when shopping with her father and is later found murdered.

A photographer watching the house during the case captures Naomi's image on his camera and Naomi's father is disturbed by strange sounds in the house. Investigating the history of the family home, he also discovers some horrific secrets.


Naomi's Room is a classic ghost story, however I was thrilled when it took an unexpected turn. I believe this change took courage from the author but I want to be clear that it's not a twist (e.g. the narrator is not a ghost or anything). 

The plot was so refreshing that it took this novel from a solid three stars to an easy four stars for me. I highly recommend Naomi's Room for those who enjoy a quick and easy ghost story with a touch of horror.

My rating = ****

Carpe Librum!

4 comments:

Deborah said...

I don't usually read horror or ghost stories but this sounds quite tempting.

Thanks for sharing!
Deb

Tracey said...

Glad I was able to tempt you out of your usual genres Deb. Must say though, this is a ghost story through and through and the 'horror' element is no more than any crime novel.

Hope you give it a chance!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Sounds interesting!

Tracey said...

Thanks Shelleyrae.