Newlyweds Dean and Elizabeth Montgomery have bought an old Victorian in the small town of Eastbrook, Maine. The only catch to their dream home is it will take a lot of cleaning out since the previous owner had mysteriously disappeared leaving all of their belongings behind but that’s a small price to pay for what they hope will be the ideal life in a small town.
Unfortunately when Dean and Elizabeth arrive in Eastbook the locals are not exactly welcoming to the newcomers. Everywhere they turn they feel the weighty stares and hushed conversations seeming to be directed their way. As the days go by Dean and Elizabeth uncover more and more secrets about this sleepy little unwelcoming town and find themselves grasping to know the truth about their new home.
The Empty Room was a rather Twilight Zone-ish little read that had me intrigued from the very beginning. You can’t help but wonder what the heck is up with a town full of people treating the newcomers so horribly, well with the exception of one little girl who welcomes them with open arms which only added to the mystery even more.
As the story unfolded and I got more of a feel for where it was going I began to make my guesses as to how this one would end. When finished reading I can happily say that while I had some tiny suspicion of the direction the final ending took I really didn’t figure it out very well and was pleasantly surprised at how gripping the entire read was with a nice surprise to the ending to tie it all together.
Overall, a great little read that reminded me of something along the lines of the Twilight Zone.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.