Welcome to today’s podcast, where we will be discussing the book “The Spite House” written by Johnny Compton. This book is a unique twist on the classic haunted house story, and it’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The story follows Eric Ross and his two daughters, who are constantly on the move, trying to avoid being noticed. They live out of motels and take jobs that pay under the table.
One day, Eric sees an advertisement seeking someone to live in a strange house. This house is a spite house, built solely to irritate the neighbours. It’s rumoured to be haunted, and the owner is seemingly trying to record paranormal activity through the people she pays to live there.
Eric sees this as an opportunity for his family to have a place to live, not worry about money, and perhaps uncover some of his family’s history. However, the house may have other plans for them.
The book is a beautiful balancing act between love and hate, honesty and deception, peace and horror. The author, Johnny Compton, skillfully builds tension throughout the story by giving us glimpses into each character’s backstory and experiences, all working toward a solid conclusion.
Each chapter is dedicated largely to a single character’s perspective, which either builds upon what we have already learned or sets the stage for revelations yet to come. This style of storytelling kept me wanting to know more and kept the book’s pacing just right.
In conclusion, “The Spite House” is a unique and well-written book that is sure to please fans of haunted house stories, family-driven narratives, and spooky stories. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good scare. Thank You for listening to our podcast , do tune in again for more haunted stories