I have been wanting to read for so long, but I can never seem to find the time. I have so many books sitting on my shelves waiting in line. I currently have four books sitting on my head board next in line. And I am smack-dab in the middle of another that I can't wait to finish.
When I received this book it had been about two years since I had actually read a book. I know, that's horrible. Especially since I truly love to read. But as soon as I started reading The Flip I couldn't put it down. I was hooked. I actually finished it in less than a week. And now my reading fire has been reignited.
I hate anything that is scary. I will not watch scary movies. I hate haunted houses. I haven't even watched Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Star Wars because the characters are too frightening for me. I can handle real life threats just fine, but if it's sci-fi then it's a big fat "NO!" However, I took a chance on this book and I am so glad that I did.
It wasn't bad at all. It was very suspenseful and at times frustrating, but I did not find it terrifying. I did not have bad dreams after reading this novel, which I am notorious for. It never got under my skin or made me feel uneasy. I actually found it very fascinating and compelling.
I loved the characters. They way Cash draws you into their lives is smooth and easy. I quickly became attached to each of them. Cheering them on, warning them of the foreboding danger, and gasping for air in their times of terror.
Cash depicts each scene so perfectly that you can see it for yourself. You can feel the air, see the grime, and touch the walls. The house that Julie and Brad are flipping actually have "walls that can talk." The stories unfold before you as you walk further into its halls.
I don't want to give anything away so I really don't want to tell you what the story is about or what my favorite parts are. All I can say is that is an easy, quick, and great read. When it finished I actually wanted more. I was so enveloped in the lives that were lost and the lives that were given. The history of the house was just as exciting as the present circumstances of the renovators.
I did get a little uneasy with a few parts. There were some scenes that were a little sexual. They didn't get too in-depth, but it was still more than I would recommend. They were kind of important for two of the characters to progress, but I still kind of wish that they would have avoided these parts. The descriptiveness in the moments of foreplay could have been avoided. For this reason I would not recommend it to teens that are already so heightened.
|Michael Phillip Cash|
All in all, I enjoyed this book. Cash is a very talented author. I hope that more people will be able to enjoy his artwork. For those that are looking for a new kind of story then I recommend this book. Just be warned that there are some suspenseful parts, some cursing, and a few sexual scenes (nothing explicit, but enough that I would warn a friend). I can't wait to read another novel by Michael Phillip Cash.
You can find The Flip on Amazon HERE.
You can also check out Cash's website HERE.
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|P.S. He actually gave me a bonus book that I also get to enjoy! |
This will be the next book after I finish reading the one I'm currently finishing.
I received this book complimentary so that I could read it and provide an unbiased review.