"A delightful haunted house story"
It's a beautiful home and should be easy for realtor Glenn
Darnley to sell, but the people that she shows 362 Belisle
to feel as if it is haunted. She finally sells it to Dan
and Rebecca Mason who think it is their dream house. It
turns into a nightmare as they hear strange noises and Dan
finds himself having sex with a ghost who sometimes assumes
Rebecca puts the house on the market. Glenn sells it to
Barbara Parkins, an angry and pain-filled divorcee, and her
son Petey, a young child who is so overweight he becomes
the school freak. It is different at home because the
ghost children like him, play with him, and want Petey and
his mother to join them.
After Rebecca and Petey disappear, the house is again put
on the market. Glenn sells it to Richie Branley, an
alcoholic suffering from writer's block. At first he
thinks the words on his computer, the strange noises and
the visions of his father and an older man are part of his
alcoholic haze. However he learns soon enough that the
house is alive and doesn't want him as a tenant as it has
somebody else picked out.
THE DWELLING is a delightful haunted house story that
effects the people who live in it in destructive ways. The
tale reads as a series of three novellas connected by the
realtor. Fascinatingly, the house take center stage while
the characters play important support roles. Susie
Moloney's novel will appeal to fans that like the works of
Peter Staub and Stephen King.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 10, 2003