If there were more than 5 hearts on the rating scale, I’d give this book a hundred! The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie gives new meaning to the term page-turner. I literally could not put this book down so I read it in a single sitting.
The book stars Sunshine, a unique teenage girl with a flair for vintage style and old-school photography. Her best friend is her adopted mother and she likes it that way. After her mother Kat gets a job at a hospital in Washington, they’re uprooted from Arizona not two weeks after her sixteenth birthday.
When they arrive to their new humble abode it’s not humble at all. Sunshine can’t shake the feeling of ‘creepy’ that washes over her the instant they arrive. On the first night while Kat is sound asleep, Sunshine hears footsteps coming from above her and child’s laughter. She tries to convince her mother that their new house is haunted, and to no avail because Kat hasn’t quite been herself lately.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl takes a classic tale of a haunted house and revamps it to suit the modern age. Each turn of the page left you hungry for more and wanting to find out every last mystery—if you didn’t want to spend the rest of the day circling your own assumptions in your head.
McKenzie’s voice of Sunshine leaves the reader feeling as though you know the character personally, and at some moments makes her so relatable that could have the reader believing they themselves could be Sunshine.
This book is a must read for horror fans, fiction fans, and anybody that enjoys true suspense.
Lots of love,