30 October, 2023

The Legend of Rachel Petersen by JT Baroni - [ Book Review]

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Just in time before Halloween, I received this book for the review. Being a horror fan, I really enjoyed the book. Here is the review. Happy Ghosting 👻

Book Details:

Title: The Legend of Rachel Petersen

Author : JT Baroni

Genre: Horror, thriller, Paranormal, Ghost Fiction

Print length: 276 pages

Publisher: Sky Publishing

Source: A free book review copy


Did his book raise the dead?

Outraged when The Post Gazette overlooks him for a well-deserved promotion, 43-year-old Sports Writer Christian Kane quits the Paper and moves to the country to write fiction.

Inspiration flows from a lone grave he stumbles upon in the woods. He compiles "The Legend of Rachel Petersen," a fascinating story revolving around the dead twelve-year-old girl laid to rest beneath the weathered tombstone. His book quickly becomes a Best Seller; then Hollywood turns it into a blockbuster movie. Kane becomes rich and famous. But then? Does an enraged Rachel become more than a figment of the writer's imagination? Does she rise from her grave to seek revenge on Kane for slandering her name?

Purchase Links:

Amazon Paperback

Kindle Version

Apple Audio Book

My Review:

Christian is a sports writer for a magazine and when he is sidelined by his boss for promotion citing his inability to keep up with latest technology, he wants to try his hands on writing a fiction Novel. He gets inspired by the grave of a child - Rachel, while walking along the woods.

So, this makes it a story inside another story. The remaining story is about the novel written by Christian about Rachel and her death. 

This book piqued my interest further as characters are authentic and seemed relatable. The fights between the kids - Seth and Thaddy are enjoyable and of course very much relatable to me. 

It is not a like a regular horror story where a ghost haunts a family and takes revenge. When Thaddy digs the grave of Rachel, all hell broke loose. But, interestingly, both the brothers are open minded and not always scared of the ghost. They are good human beings who want to know what Rachel's ghost is trying to tell them.

There are many unknowns - Why Rachel is haunting the brothers? where is she pointing them to? This made me guessing the story till the last page. I love that the book is well written, and easy to understand. The twists are great and unpredictable. The climax is open ended leaving the reader with multiple thoughts. 

The book cover is well designed and very apt. Those eyes on the cover are really scary. The title suits the story well. 

I would recommend this book to all horror lovers who want to read a different ghost story. 

My Rating: 5/5

About the Author:

JT Baroni - Now retired, I am able to devote more time to one of my hobbies - writing. Other hobbies include fishing, classic cars and gardening. Once, I was an avid hunter, but my health restricts me on that hobby. Lifetime resident of Johnstown, Pa.

Until next time,

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  1. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Thank you so very much for the great review and for featuring my book on your blog. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.
    JT Baroni


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