Review: Claire by Liz Sower

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆
Title: Claire
Author: Liz Sower
Series: Ghosts in the Burbs Book #1
Genre: Horror
Audience: Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Liz Sower
Length: 4 hours (187 pages)
Publisher: Self
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Source: Audible Library
Recommended for fans of: Ghosts in the Burbs podcast
Content Warnings: death, suicide

SYNOPSIS

I interview my neighbors in our shockingly haunted town Wellesley, Massachusetts and I transcribe their stories for my blog Ghosts in the Burbs. Three women told me a horrific tale from their past and in doing so involved me in their horror. You may have heard part of this story before but I didn’t tell you everything….. This is the complete story of Claire.

MY THOUGHTS

I love the Ghosts in the Burbs podcast, and the stories about Claire and her three friends from high school I personally think are among the most terrifying episodes, so I was excited to hear the “complete story.” However, this book basically just mashed together all the relevant podcast episodes with very little new information. And since I chose to listen to this audiobook, I had literally heard it all before.

I really liked the chapters written from Claire’s POV, and I wanted more of the story to be told like that. I much prefer Liz Sower’s approach with Lilith, where she mostly removed herself from the narrative and elaborated on the experiences of the family, telling it from their points of view.

I’m still glad that I bought this book to support Liz and the show! This tale is very chilling, and it would definitely be five stars if I were hearing it for the first time or in a different way.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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