Starter House by Sonja Condit

When pregnant Lacey and her husband Eric move into their dream home, a little boy named Drew starts bothering Lacey–and she realizes that only she can see him.

I loved the depth of characterization in Starter House. I really felt like the author put a lot of work into fleshing out their back stories, like making Lacey’s mom more than just an aging hippie. She’s also a vegan dog psychic and you really get the sense that she has a life outside the story.

I was less impressed with the execution of the plot. I thought that she got 90% of the way there, but I kept getting pulled out of the story because there were just so many names and back stories to keep straight. She just wasn’t as successful differentiating all the previous owners in the house for me, making it hard to stay locked in on the suspense of the story.

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