7 days in hell was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: 7 days in hell
Author: Iseult Murphy
Nestled between counties Limerick and Cork in Southern Ireland, something evil lurks in the place of High Death.
When Vicky’s boss offers her a free vacation in a self-catering cottage over Halloween break, she jumps at the chance to spend quality time with her twin sister, Irene, and Irene’s miniature schnauzer, Ronnie.
The village of Basard may boast Ireland’s longest running Halloween celebration, and one of the country’s best preserved standing stone circles, but Vicky finds the place rather dead. What’s more, she can’t sleep for the nightly roars of a distant crowd.
Will the twins survive this Halloween vacation to wake the dead, when their 7 days in paradise turns into 7 Days in Hell?
I’ve never read a horror story based in ireland so I snapped up this spot on the blog tour as soon as I could.
I wasnt really sure what i was getting into but was really really intrigued. We have two main characters who are twins within this story and we do switch perspectives which I love in stories. The only complaint I do have about our main characters is that I found myself getting myself confused and never could really distinguish who was who. I didnt really know a lot about the characters and struggled to connect with them as they felt quite one dimensional.
Right from the get go we see that things arent normal in this small town. Strange things happen straight away and the reader is left in the dark not really sure if what’s happening is real or is the main characters are freaking themselves out.
We dont see any horrorish elements until about the 40% mark and then it turns gruesome.
I had a great time reading this book and had such a great time being back in ireland. Although a creepy side of ireland I never ever want to see but it made me feel at home. The author wrote some excellent atmosphere and made me feel like I was with the characters in the cold wet weather.
This was a great read although quite creepy! I highly recommend this one.