Title: House of the Lost Girls (Flocksdale Files #2)
Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
Narrator: Samantha Desz
Flocksdale has an evil, ugly past-and history has a way of repeating itself . . .
Not only did her father abandon her five years ago, now Seventeen-year-old Marianna Bertagnoli is being uprooted and forced to move with her mother and new stepdad to a creepy Victorian house they inherited in the even creepier town of Flocksdale.
Marianna notices some strange qualities about her new home, and soon realizes she’s living in none other than the infamous House of Horrors. The very house where the demented Garrett family ran a drug ring, leading to the kidnappings and murders of forty young girls.
Within a week of moving in, Marianna’s mother disappears, one of her small group of new friends is found murdered, and she’s attacked by a man wearing a hideous clown mask. As she searches for answers, Marianna wonders if the malevolence still lingers, somehow alive . . . and how her stepdad came to own the House of Horrors.
Caught up in twisted family ties and surrounded by deceit, Marianna is targeted by a new generation of evil. Will Marianna survive long enough to bring the evil to light?
Or will she be trapped in the house of the lost girls forever?
Marianna is an angry girl. When her father disappears, she hates him for it. Hates him more for leaving her and her mother with her stepfather, George. When one of George’s relatives pass, they move into the infamous house of horrors. As Marianna learns about the truth of the town, and her own stepfather’s family roots, her mother disappears. Marianna’s entire world is turned upside down when she realizes she didn’t know her family at all.
There were so many ups and downs in this book it was like a rollercoaster. I didn’t know who to root for and who to boo! At first, the petty rivalry between Lou and Sam seemed so simple, but it got so much more complex.
The mystery of who was actually the killer had me unable to put this book down. I love the way the author introduced the main character of book one into the story, making her a secondary character in this one. The way she and Marianna teamed up against the house of horrors, and Flocksdale, was such a sweet moment.
This book gave us a new look at Wendi Wise, and it was glorious.
Narration was wonderful.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.