Author: Wade Joseph Le Fevre
Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
Description (from Goodreads):
Claire Correa seems to have it all. She’s married to the love of her life, she has two beautiful kids, and they just bought their first house. To Claire it’s a dream come true. But in reality nothing is ever as perfect as a dream and the house comes with disappointments. Her neighbors are all old women who have lived in the same houses for decades, she continues to make little headway with her moody, introverted stepdaughter, and to make the house livable they sink every last dollar they have into the place. Claire takes these in stride, knowing their problems are shared by millions of other average Americans. But what these other average American homeowners don’t share with Claire is a malevolent spirit that already resides in the house when they move in. An ancient evil that wants something from Claire in return for its hospitality. Will Claire be willing to pay the price and make the ultimate Covenant?
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review. I was happy to read and review this book for Wade since I’d read Snipe Hunt and really enjoyed it.
Covenant is part horror but mostly a psychological thriller. It is a fast, easy read and kept my interest for the most part although it did get a little slow at times.
Poor Claire! She and her husband, Dan, find a house that they love at a price that they can afford. It’s too good to be true. After living there for a short time, Claire thinks that there’s something wrong with her because of nightmares and seeing things that aren’t there (or are they?). She even goes to a therapist for help. When she eventually comes to realize it’s the house and not her, she’s relieved but scared. And, sadly, her husband still thinks she’s crazy and is not supportive at all.
While I felt sorry for Claire, I felt like Dan was a jerk even though he reacted like many spouses probably would. That didn’t help me like him any more, however. Claire’s stepdaughter, Alex, played a big part in the story and even though she and Claire had their issues, I liked her from the start.
The ending of Covenant was the best part of the book. Until the end, it was pretty predictable and I like surprises. I finally got my surprises! That’s all I’m going to say due to spoilers.
If you like psychological thrillers, I recommend Covenant.