Reviewed By Amanda Monell for Readers’ Favorite
“The Wraith of Carter’s Mill” by C. Evenfall is a story filled with suspense, horror, and most importantly, family. Set in rural North Carolina, the book opens with young Julia who meets up with a wraith. Later, we find out that the same creature plagues her daughter Libby and her granddaughter Shyanne, as well the origins of the creature, which is told in the second half of the book. As a child, Shyanne discovered that she had inherited the family gift of seeing and talking to the dead and later uses this gift to help spirits find peace. The wraith remains ever present, lurking in the shadows. Will the wraith continue to haunt Shyanne?
Wow. Just wow. I can’t get over how amazing “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill” by C. Evenfall is as a read. This haunting tale is mixed with the warmth and charm of the south, along with moments of pure terror. The setting is so immersive that you feel as if you are there, walking with the characters. The storytelling is masterfully crafted, starting with the contemporary encounters of the wraith and finishing with those who summoned it, making the series come full circle. I am so grateful that this was a collection of novellas instead of just one of them, because I would be waiting anxiously for the next volume. I have absolutely no words to say how much I loved this book. I cannot wait to see what other literary journeys C. Evenfall has in store for us.