Book Review: Resthaven by Erik Therme


Title: Resthaven

Author: Erik Therme

Genre: Young Adult, Suspense

Publication Date: April 12, 2016



The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt–especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the for an honest review.

I had read Mortom by Erik Therme so I was looking forward to reading Resthaven. I like his writing style because he has the ability to write a story full of circumstances and emotion in a quick read.

Kaylee is going to a sleepover by force. She’s new in town and her mom is forcing her to go. All of the girls have had to deal with something life altering whether it’s divorce, the death of one or both parents, or even imprisoned parents.

The girls have such different personalities that they clash almost immediately, especially with a new girl in the mix. A couple of them are easy to dislike and could obviously use some discipline.  The author hit the nail on the head when describing how junior high girls can act, especially around other girls their age. Kaylee is definitely the most responsible one of the bunch.

I can’t believe how suspenseful Resthaven is! Once they entered the retirement home I was hooked and I couldn’t put it down. I thought the ending was perfect. Any young adult or adult who likes a sit on the edge of your seat book would like this one.

Available on Amazon.


About the Author

erik-therme-4-low-resErik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader.

When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 4 with his thirteen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.