Is it in your mind or is it real?

Is it? Is it in your mind or is it real? Find out what's Beneath Claire's House.

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Title:  Beneath Claire's House
Author:  Corey J. Popp
Publisher: Self
Release Date: September 26, 2015



From debut author Corey J. Popp comes a young adult, supernatural thriller that will keep readers guessing until its shocking conclusion. 

Sixteen-year-old Claire Young is tormented by a recurring, prophetic nightmare and visitations from gruesome, mutilated ghosts. She's convinced the apparitions intend to harm her widowed father, but there's little she can do locked away in Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Her situation is hopeless until a mysterious priest delivers the name of a man who may be the only one willing to help. Claire launches a daring scheme that leads her and her best friend to a former paranormal investigator. 

But the matter is complicated by Claire's own father. Convinced his daughter is schizophrenic, he'll send Claire back to Saint Thomas permanently if he discovers she’s still clinging to her delusions. Claire and her friends must tread lightly to complete the investigation, but amid bizarre twists and chilling encounters, she’ll discover her home's basement is hiding something far more sinister than just ghosts.
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Well, lets start off with I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised by how into Beneath Claire's House I was. I'm not too crazy about horror type paranormal genres, but this was not scary gooey type like Carrie at all. It's a thriller that has supernatural elements that will pop at you, but won't make your heart jump out. It's all in the mind and for me, I read into it, following the narration of Claire.   Now, don't get me wrong. This is a thriller and the vivacity of Corey's descriptions of events will get the hair on your skin to stand up (almost cartoon-ishly), but it's anything but comical.  Corey has a way with words that gives you a very clear visual image, from the rec room in St. Thomas to their hundred year-old home, you will not miss its significance in following the story.  The surprising twists and turns throughout the story will keep you guessing, and all for the better. Who wants a thriller that you can easily figure out?  

For my friends that love a clean novel, besides the supernatural elements, this novel is devoid of any sexual content, profanity and substance abuse and will be a read that any teenager and adult can enjoy.  Because of the minor mental disturbing factor from the supernatural elements, I wouldn't recommend this for younger than teenage audiences.  However, for adults and young adults, you'll enjoy this for its story and be truly satisfy by Corey's writing and creativity.  Corey J. Popp's debut novel had me glued to it and added a new author for me to look out for. 

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.  Please my review & affiliates policy, please see my Disclosure page. 



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Corey J. Popp began writing technology and human interest articles for Gannett Company following the 2008 stock market crash and recession. Initially rebuked by the editor due to budget constraints, Corey offered him an article at no cost in exchange for a byline. The article was immediately published as a feature, and, over the next two years, Corey went on to sell and publish articles in various Gannett publications throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

In 2010, Corey transitioned to fiction and began work on his first novel, Beneath Claire’s House. Corey is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association, and he holds two undergraduate degrees in information technology--a convenient education in the world of independent, digital publishing. 

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