The Mortician's Wife

  • Title: The Mortician's Wife
  • Author: Maralee Lowder
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Mortician s Wife Five miles from the new age Mt Shasta City the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house the Old Mortuary where the mortician s wife spent four decades alone and
    Five miles from the new age Mt Shasta City, the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house the Old Mortuary where the mortician s wife spent four decades alone, and some say insane, sleeping in an alcove off one bedroom where she believed the evil spirits of the house could not get to her, harboring terrible secrets.With the steady fFive miles from the new age Mt Shasta City, the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house the Old Mortuary where the mortician s wife spent four decades alone, and some say insane, sleeping in an alcove off one bedroom where she believed the evil spirits of the house could not get to her, harboring terrible secrets.With the steady flow of dead bodies through the basement and the murderous events upstairs, this is the story of how the Old Mortuary of Dunsmuir became one of the most haunted houses in America as a result of the personality and misdeeds of one man, Horace Carpenter, whose eternal soul most certainly does not rest in peace, as many will attest, and probably never will I have spent the night in supposedly some of the most haunted buildings in America I have met people who could fairly be described as evil incarnate I have been to the Old Mortuary in Dunsmuir It is gorgeous but I wouldn t spend a single night there Kathleen McKenna, author of horror novels The Wedding Gift and Family Matters.

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    1. The best way to describe this book would probably be gothic lite. And, of course, gothic is to be expected from the title alone. If Lifetime television made gothic movies, this would be it. The horror in this story was only one of human kind, the watch out who you marry kind. Not a particulalry original story, but for what it was it was well done with very likeable main female characters and the relationship between them. The writing was good, strong compelling narration (few spelling mistakes h [...]

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    2. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/book-touThe Mortician’s Wife is a haunting tale about abuse, evil and love, and how hatred can destroy even the most caring of people. The setting is a real, existing house in Dunsmuir, North California, that is reportedly haunted. The narrator, Emily, has grown up not too far away from the house, and has always been intrigued by the strange woman living within its walls. When a Halloween prank goes wrong, and she notices the old woman stand [...]

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    3. This book grabbed hold of me from the beginning and just would not let go! It is, essentially, two tales in one and the reader is whisked along on a journey spanning almost a century. Each chapter is more dramatic than the last, all the way until the conclusion of the story. This is a great story and should definitely be added to your kindle library!

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    4. This book had the potential to be 5 stars. I could not put it down. It had a great story line even though I kept wondering when it was going to get "scary". The ending was so disappointing though that I felt like I had been robbed. I have heard there is a sequel coming out any day and I will definitely read it. This book is worth reading but the end was very disappointing.

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    5. I was very happy with the bookuntil the end. *sigh* I was so disappointed with the end.

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    6. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a type of book that I don't normally read. This book was about evil, abuse, retribution, and absolution. The characters were well defined and portrayed. The events that the protagonist kept finding her self in can be related to some situations for present day females. The resolution of those problems were logical progressions by the author, also the ending of the book. One can also say that the book had a dark fe [...]

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    7. As a young child, Emily is fascinated with the old mortuary. One Halloween night after some of her friends have thrown rocks at the building and broken a window she experiences something that can only be described as evil.Shortly after, Emily befriends the “crazy old lady” living in the mortuary, Ada Hawkins. Ada gives Emily a gift of sorts: a love of music and a desire to help the elderly when she grows up. Emily is forced to move away from Ada when her parents get divorced and their relati [...]

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    8. Though I’m not sure what to make of the synopsis nor the reviews I still find myself wanting to check this book out. Funeral homes in themselves are quite fascinating, aren’t they?Even though her mother had forbid her to walk on that particular street, Emily secretly visits an old woman who lives alone in a no-longer-used-as-such mortuary. They become fast friends but much to Emily’s chagrin, her parents divorce and Emily moves with her mother to her grandparents’ in Sacramento. As the y [...]

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    9. This is based on a real house in Dunsmuir, Northern California, a house which appears to be genuinely haunted.This first book in the series is more of a tale of abuse and murder than of horror, but it sets the scene as to how the vile spirit that ends up inhabiting the house got that way.The sequel, 'The Mortician's Revenge' will be released in February / March 2013 and is a genuine horror story.Back to 'The Mortician's Wife', it is a beautiful powerful and moving book about love, loss, death - [...]

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    10. This is as much of a horror story as a paranormal. There is obviously something evil and haunting in the old mortality. But it is really the story about the evilness of one man and what his wife goes though and how she deals with him and makes it though a horrible situation and environment.The story was well written and interesting to read. Its hard to put it down, you have to kinow what happens next as Ada is telling her story. Even once Ada's story is concluded and you are at the end of the bo [...]

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    11. I expected this to be your typical haunted house horror storybut once I got into it, I found it was more of an intense memoir of long-buried secrets of violence and murder. There was a slight supernatural element to itwhich I really don't think was necessary. I really enjoyed the slow progression of finding out about Ada's past and how she came to be as she is now, and I think it might have been a better book if the focus had stayed on that only without trying to throw in the supernatural.

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    12. Again, I was fooled by the title. So not what I thought it was going to be. It was even better!! I was completely engaged in the narrative of the wife's story. It made me sad, mad and glad all at the same time. The author did an amazing job in connecting her readers to her characters. This was a thoroughly delightful read and I will be looking to see if there is a follow up to this book because the ending left me wanting more. I highly recommend giving this a read!!

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    13. Very well-written tale of an unlikely friendship. The majority of the story gets 4 stars. The ending gets 2. I was expecting a lot of ghost story and the whole novel only alluded to some sort of paranormal goings-on. And then it just ended. A little research shows that the author is planning to release a sequel (more like a planned continuation) sometime soon. I'll probably read the second book, since the writing was really good and the story really sucked me in.

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    14. Not at all what I expected! I was expecting a "ghost story" and kept waiting for scary stuff to happen. Even reading the prolog - they said the house really exists and is truly haunted. The actual story is about Ada and her nightmare of a husband and the life they lived together "till death do them part". Also about love and friendship. I'm a bit disappointed with the very last page until I found out there is a sequel coming.

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    15. Emily is an awesome character, and she makes you want to know her!The writer develops these incredible characters and just brings them to life so that you feel you know Emily and Ada and treasure them as real peop;e. Such an unusual storyline that it keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen next, and how soon! Great reading!

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    16. This story was slow moving at first and dragged. When it did pick up it was very enthralling although not at all what I had expected. Parts of Ada's tale are heart-wrenching while other parts are downright enraging. However, the ending needs a rewrite. I'm giving this 3 stars because I can't give 2 and a half.

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    17. This is a very misleading yet a gem of a book to read. I had expected to find a horror book (the cover alone even emulates that) but instead I find a story about a tortured elderly woman and her friendship with a young woman who is willing to hear her story. It is fascinating and painful but not horror. I highly recommend .

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    18. The description of the book is INCREDIBLY misleading. It's more one widows account of how her husband beat her and how she got revenge. There are no literal ghosts, nothing spooky, nothing creepy or scary. I mean domestic violence is sad and it's a serious issue, but other than the horror inflicted on her by her "husband" this book wasn't very "horrific" at all.

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    19. Down to earth. Real. This wasn't the scary book I expected it to be. Well, scary in a realistic human way, yes, but not a horror novel I thought at first.I've read the book twice and will probably read it againat's how much I enjoyed it.

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    20. One of the saddest books I've ever read, but I couldn't quite put it down. At times felt like it wanted to be more supernatural and was a bit overly goddy for my tastes per se, but on the whole this is an excellent read.

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    21. Definitely sucked me in. There were a few typos along the way, but minor and didn't take away from the story. Minor spoiler: the last names are a red herring, something I found disappointing :( Trigger warnings for rape and abuse of adults and children.

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    22. I read this book in one day and really enjoyed it. Until the ending. Literally, the last page seemed to come out of nowhere and had me flipping back through the book to see if I had missed something. Very disappointing.

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    23. I was eager to read this book but, the ending really made me angry. It just stops the story and leaves you hanging in the wind. I found out it is the first in a series, but even in a series it should be able to stand alone and not use this kind of trickery to get one to purchase the next book.

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    24. Disappointing

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    25. not at all what I expected. strange ending

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    26. I loved it!!!! I will have a real hard time finding another book that reads as well as this one. I loved her writing style. She made it so easy to see the characters.

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    27. Very fast read. I loved that it was a page turner, but slightly too predictable at times. All in all, no regrets. I read it in two evenings so I know I enjoyed it. :)

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    28. Good story but strange ending.

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    29. Loved the story. Hated the ending.

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    30. Sad but really good story that kept me reading.

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