Book Reviews of House of Many Shadows

House of Many Shadows
House of Many Shadows
Author: Barbara Michaels
ISBN-13: 9780425151891
ISBN-10: 0425151891
Publication Date: 2/1/1996
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I love Barbara Michaels and this is one of her best. Lady after an accident starts seeing things nobody believes her, but then the caretaker starts to see them too.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book!! Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
A Spellbinding story of love,terror and visions that would not die!!
A great book
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A spellbinding story of love, and visions that would not die...
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I loved this book. I wish I had read it sooner. I've had it on my shelf for a long time. It has the elements I love the most in a mystery. A crime or tragic event that happened in the past and people in the present trying to figure it out.

A young woman, Meg, was in an accident and sustained a head injury. She begins to see and hear hallucinations and the doctor recommended she take some time off and rest. He is sure the hallucinations will go away with time. Her cousin Sophia who is well off sets her up in one of her properties in the country for 6 months so she can rest. It is an old Gothic Victorian house full of antique furniture. Sophia gives meg the task of making an itemized list of the furniture in the attic and deciding which to furnish the rooms with and the caretaker for the house would move things and help with repairs as needed. Sophia said she wants to donate the house for a historical museum and expects Meg to help for payment for her stay. When Meg arrives she is surprised to learn that the caretaker is her cousin Sophia´s stepson who used to tease her and play evil pranks on her when she was younger. Later, when Meg sees one of the hallucinations she is shocked when he reveals that it wasn't just her. He saw it too.
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This was one of the first of Michaels' I've read. I loved the paranormal aspect of the story, and she really impressed me with her storytelling abilities. It's a good read!
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A good read
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This suspensefil tale of a traumatized young woman, an older house and the "ghosts" that haunt it is an engaging story with an interesting resolution. It unfolds at just the right pace, and draws the reader into the mystery, piquing the curiosity and leading the reader along to a satisfactory conclusion. It was entertaining and enjoyable.
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A good read, in spite of a character's odd phobia of needlepoint....
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also a barbara michaels she writes very good books I think
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After the accident, Meg Rittenhouse began to experience hallucinations- strange, disturbing sights and sounds that couldn't possibly be real. The doctor said her mind was playing tricks on her. All she needed was rest, and the visions would go away. So Meg accepted her cousin's invitation to stay at the old house in the country, hoping the change of scenery would help. But the hallucinations didn't stop. In fact, they got worse- eerie black shapes seemed to dance in the shadows, mocking her in the moonlight. And now Meg is terrified. Because the caretaker, Andy Brenner, sees them too...
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Haven't read but seems pretty interesting if you like the paranormal.