Abandon Hope

AbandonAbandon by Blake Crouch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book but did not love it. I went in expecting something totally different, like a horror story, but found a tale of murder, madness, and greed.

Abandon is a ghost town with a secret which has remained buried for 116 years. Where did the inhabitants go that Christmas day in 1893? It is finally unearthed by a group who has gone there in order to photograph whatever ghosts remain. What they do not realize is that they are being used by the men who have brought them to this desolate location. Something was left behind by the inhabitants that which has been searched for many times over the years, and never found. For a father and daughter this trip can either heal old wounds or open them further.

While not what I expected the story is good and makes you want to read more to find out what happens to these people. While I never completely connected with the characters I felt invested in their plight.

I think many would enjoy this historical and riveting look into the past.