Book and Author Details:
The Hanging Tree: Amazon
The Hanging Tree: Good Reads
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Amazon
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Good Reads
The Flip: Amazon
The Flip: Good Reads
Michael Phillip Cash’s Website
Michael Phillip Cash’s Twitter
Michael Phillip Cash: Good Reads
First, I must apologize… again. I have relocated with my son to another state. I am nestled in, finally, and starting to get back into the grind of things. Even though my reviews have been severely lacking, my reading has not. I took the downtime opportunity it read, a lot. So, authors, publishers and friends who have been generous in sending me books to read and review, I have them, I am reading them and I am now starting to get back into reviewing them.
The main character in this story is Paul Russo, a man whose wife passed away from cancer and he’s left caring for his children. Grieving is a hard pace for any normal person, but add in the potential of a demonic being holding your wife hostage on the other side. Paul finds himself heading to a hundred year old mansion with clues just as old.
Michael Phillip Cash does a really good job with developing characters and stories, as mentioned in The Hanging Tree’s review. I thoroughly enjoy his ability to create the story. I was intrigued and maintained interest throughout the story line. As a paranormal investigator, and someone who has an active interest in spirit activity, I found that the author did a fantastic job building up the paranormal suspense without being cheesy or overdoing it.
The family in the story, Paul and his children, find themselves in a creepy, suspenseful paranormal scenario as they try to figure out the ghosts and demons holding their loved one. I read this book at night, in the dark by book light, and I can say there were a few times that I was tense and on edge. This is true ability in an author who can engage the reader in this manner.
I found the only thing lacking was the ending. It’s a wonderful paranormal love story, and I’m not entirely sure how he could have ended it otherwise. I think that the more that this author continues to write and produce novels, his skill and abilities will continue to strengthen and grow.
Description from Author:
The Hanging Tree: Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?
Still Well: Haunting on Long Island: Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.
The Flip: Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?