Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.
Paul Russo’s wife has just died after trying all kinds of drugs to fight her brain tumor. And although it has only been one week since her passing, Paul is not handling it very well. Because of this and the debt, he returns to work. Paul is asked to help sell an estate, Stillwell manor that he remembers from his childhood.
Then Stella, the youngest of his children says that she sees the ghost of her mother, Paul just thinks that the child is coping. When he first stars seeing Allison, he figures it is just working through the grief. But Allison is in the hands of a demon. It seems that the original owner of Stillwell manor is in the same position and it is up to Paul to save both of them.
This is a great story. The main part is Paul’s love for Allison. Her death has hit him particularly hard but he is trying to keep everything together, especially for the kids. And the paranormal events are just like the ones people generally report which made this really creepy for me. I love how Michael Phillip Cash can write a love story that gives you the creeps.
I love all of Michael Phillip Cash’s books and strongly recommend everyone check them out. You will not be disappointed.
I received Stillwell a long time ago for free in exchange for an honest review.