The Inn – “Waiting for You”

November 29, 2014

 The Inn

The Inn by William Patterson


Usually I like short chapters, but 450 pages of them? However each does represent a plot twist so this keeps you going late into the night.

Confession: I once owned a bed and breakfast and still live it—a 150 year-old building that had originally been a hotel and dance hall.  I haven’t noticed any ghosts, but there always has been a conflict between the original architecture and improvements to make the place more consumer friendly (hot tub, private bathrooms, WI-FI). And as a writer it is interesting to use certain past events as context for short stories (The Angry Grandfather Chronicles) and novellas (Dogs that See Ghosts).

But back to this book. I liked the way characters changed emotionally as their past came into focus. Some of the plot bets gory and I found myself wondering how it could satisfactorily be resolved. It is, and the creepy story supports that ending. You will not be disappointed. “Enjoy your stay.”

4 out of 5



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