Fear by Rae Louise is a tale of an extreme haunting.
Complex situations force Mia, her young daughter, and troubled sister to move into a home inherited from a deceased uncle. Once they get settled, strange things begin to happen. The first psychic attack is extreme, horrific. However, they calmly ignore it, which is rather hard to fathom. At first, the book is difficult to get into. Names are confusing and colloquialisms make some of the dialogue hard for non-natives to understand.
However, once one gets past the beginning, the story takes off and will draw most readers into the action. Mia is a character saddled with gargantuan stressors. Her daughter is being visited by a shadow man. Her sister has dropped out of school and is acting out. Her mother has Alzheimer’s. And of course, there are the folks next door and the ex. Somehow this superwoman manages to keep her job and protect all her loved ones.
The demonic haunting becomes increasingly complex and frightening. What makes the plot successful is the fact that the haunting is tied to a deep back story that supports the action and makes the supernatural happenings believable. Mia uses her wit to root out the cause of the haunting and attempt to quash it. Sub-plots confound her at every step.
Will the demonic presence be finally and permanently exorcised? Will all those involved survive? The only way to find out is to read the book.
Fear is a fun ride and a great way to get away from the real world for a few hours.