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The Flip – Michael Phillip Cash

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★★★ ½

Brad held up a lantern, letting the light pool around them. It was quiet here….Shadows stretched on the whitewashed stone…

Brad and Julie, power couple, love to flip houses – the older the better!

Well, Julie loves it and Brad doesn’t mind it.

Well…he used to not mind it.

This had to be the worst flip they’d ever attempted.

The latest house they bought, the Hemmings House on Bedlam St., is proving to be a challenge.

It’s well over a hundred years old, so along with all the regular issues with an older flip, the house is simply unsettling.

There was something about this project that turned him off. From the moment he entered the house, his skin crawled…

Turns out, the abandoned-looking house was never truly abandoned. 

Will they be able to flip the house? Or will they be the ones flipped?

(sorry, couldn’t resist that last line!)

I enjoyed this book – it was a fun and quick read. Just the right length for an evening on the couch with a cup of cocoa.

I really enjoyed all the scenes with Brad alone in the house – Cash certainly knows how to turn up the creep factor!

I thought that the relationship between Brad and Julie was realistic – the bickering and tension was rather well done for such a short book.

The little bits of humor was spot-on for me – the side characters definitely did their job to add some much-needed levity.

“Georgia Oaken. She talks to dead people.”
“Stop right there, partner. No exorcisms allowed.”

The one thing that threw me off was that we would get all the perspectives – the humans (Brad and Julie) and the ghosts (Tess and Gerald).

By getting the perspectives of the ghosts early in, that took away some of the fear and trepidation I felt.

Maybe it’s just me, but I am never afraid of what I can see, only what’s hidden behind the door or tucked in a dark corner.

That being said, the flashbacks and the plot development were put together well and I definitely had a fun time with this novel.

With thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Michael Phillip Cash? Buy it here:  Amazon

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