Books: The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

One of the best books I've read this year.

It's a haunted house story told via a collection of diary entries, dream journal entries, transcribed notes and audio recordings, security camera footage, and video recordings. Think of it as a kind of Paranormal Activity in writing. Only the main characters aren't completely stupid, so aside from thinking they should probably change bedrooms, you don't get exasperated with them. Well, though A. (we're never given his full name) can be a bit pompous.

Without giving anything away, I can tell you A. and his mute friend Niamh leave the UK to take possession of a [very old] house in Virginia. It is supposedly haunted, and what's more the man who lived there before jumped to his death from the same window his own father had also committed suicide from. Both had died at the age of fifty.

And so A. and Niamh move in and weird things begin to happen. Meanwhile, as they begin going through papers and such, they piece together a puzzle. Several puzzles, actually. Cyphers and such.

All of this is set in 1995, with many references to The X-Files.

I can't do the book justice, and I don't want to give anything away. I can only say I do highly recommend it.

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