The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 287 pages
  • The Haunting of Brynn Wilder
  • Wendy Webb
  • English
  • 06 May 2018

10 thoughts on “The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Kindle First - October



    Everyone is haunted by something. A road not taken. A hurt, carried deep inside. Harsh words that echo long after the sting of them is carried away on the wind.

    Some of us are haunted more literally. We’ve seen and felt and heard what simply cannot be, but is. A low moan coming from the corner of a darkened room. A glimpse of an ethereal shape. A tangible encounter with... something. A passer-through.





    As I sit alone with my thoughts in this empty house, in the dark, a fire crackling in the fireplace and snow falling outside, it all comes back to me. And I’ll let it come. God help me, I will let it come.


    Omg! First off, this book isn’t scary, it has some creepy parts but I’ll leave it at that. I enjoyed the characters a lot! I thought I had some ideas of what was going on but it was bigger than I thought. I had a tear slide down my face at the end. But, that’s me, I cry at things.

    Anyway, I really enjoyed the book!



    Happy Reading!
    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

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  2. Renee (The B-Roll) says:

    What a gorgeous piece of gothic fiction in the classic Wendy Webb style. Ghosts, haunted houses, mysterious pasts...what more could you want!?! Honestly, I was curious to see how it was going to wrap up so quickly when I just had a few chapters left but I will say that the ending was excellent and the twist at the end got me. I loved reading this, just as every other book she has written, and enjoyed being back in Wharton.

  3. Daisy Mae says:

    DNF @ 35%

    Yikes... I’m disappointed in how big of a let-down this was.

    One thing I really did enjoy, though, was the narration. This was my first audio book since my early years in primary school, and I can say it won’t be my last. The voice was soothing, full of emotion when it needed to be, and it makes me want to hire Xe Sands as a perma-bedtime reader.

    Sadly, Webb’s writing was just too tropey for me. It felt like every romantic fan-fiction tied into one plotline— oh, and let’s add a spooky part so we can call it gothic.

    No thanks. I’ll stick to the actual Illustrated Man.

    Big thanks to Brilliance Publishing for letting me have early access to this audiobook in exchange for an honest opinion!

  4. Lesley Kagen says:

    I was lucky enough to get an early peek at Ms. Webb's new novel and it's sensational!

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    **I read this on Kindle via Amazon's First Reads, and did not receive any form of compensation for this review.**

    Of grief and ghosts.

    Brynn Wilder's come to Wharton to heal from a rough year. She doesn't expect to find much of anything in this cozy little town on Lake Superior. Certainly not friends. Definitely not romance. And aboslutely, positively not ghosts. And yet, she gets all three when she checks in to her boardinghouse and starts getting to know the Wharton locals and her fellow boarders. One of the rooms hasn't been rented this year because a woman died there over the winter; however, someone -- or something -- keeps drawing Brynn to the mysterious Room Five. Who is this ghost, and what is she trying to tell Brynn?

    This book deals with some heavy themes, so readers should know up front that there's a lot of death in this book. Not gore: death, as in the kind that rips your heart out, coupled with grief, as in the kind that keeps you stuck for ages. The genre is called gothic not just for its supernatural elements, but for its willingness to dive into the harder human emotions and wrestle with what we find there. Brynn has been through a LOT, more than I went through in that horrible span of time known as four deaths and a cancer scare, and that's saying something. So, if you're grieving and/or just in general not feeling up to that burden, save this for another time.

    Everyone else is in for a real treat. Webb's work succeeds because the down-to-earth, believable town and its residents accept that the place is haunted and just learn to live with it. Brynn has a lot of lucid dreams that serve to advance the plot, and her romance with the mysterious Dominic is believable when it shouldn't be because he's just so darned nice. He's also tall, dark, and straight out of Ray Bradbury, what with the stunning array of tattoos. Brynn feels so comfortable with him, as if she's known him all her life, and it turns out she has...just not this one.

    Still with me? When you're not sniffling over past-life flashbacks or shuddering over one character's uncanny prophecies, you're openly bawling because Webb really gets loss. Like, really gets it. I hope that's just good writing and not first-hand experience, but either way it comes out the same. Some readers may guess who Brynn's ghost is, but by the time you get to the end it won't matter one way or the other. After all, you've spent some sweet, healing, spooky time in a cozy environment with some mostly charming people.

    [And when I say cozy and charming, I'm not joking: the spice level here is a very gentle 1, and while there's a random swear word here and there, this is 99% clean, which is good to have on hand, given that patrons do ask for that.]

    There are some callbacks to Webb's other Wharton novel, Daughters of the Lake, but you don't have to have read it to enjoy this one. Call it a gentle weeper, one of those books you can pull out when you just need to read something sad and yet hopeful, to be comforted. Kind of a niche, but a necessary one, especially as you get older, and the thought of your own mortality is never more than a whisper away. Recommended for fans of gentle, supernatural mysteries, as well as medium-to-large public library fiction collections.

  6. Darcia Helle says:

    This book was listed as Gothic Fiction in Amazon's First Reads choices for October. That label is a stretch, at best. What we have is mostly a love story, along with an intense exploration of loss and grief.

    I couldn't buy into the instant connection with all the characters, who go from being absolute strangers on vacation to being best friends who confide all their secrets within a matter of days. These people are a Lifetime movie cast, all way too nice, with their sunshine-bright personalities casting a loving glow over everything.

    The setting and the mysterious tattooed man intrigued me, and I so wish we'd focused more on this storyline. Sadly, this aspect is never fully explored or explained.

    Most of the book is a meandering, almost sluggish pace due to repetitive introspection and day-to-day minutiae. For instance, we have quite a few pages about a fish fry, right down to detailed instructions on how to cook it properly, while the atmosphere, hauntings, and eeriness earn a few lines here and there.

    The pacing picks up marginally as things finally come together late in the book, and then it abruptly ends with a fast forward wrap-up. We're left with a lot of dangling threads and some unanswered questions.

    If you're a fan of paranormal romance, you might love this book. If you're expecting an atmospheric, eerie, Gothic suspense novel, you might be disappointed.

  7. M says:

    Leisurely paced, character-driven chick-lit & women’s fiction mashup, but with many other genres.

    2.5 stars

    In October I seek books suitable for Halloween, so this gothic fiction with a haunting seemed perfect. But I found myself reading chapters filled with character introductions—whilst trying to find a plot. I also hunted for horror, haunts, frights, etc. but only found wimpy nightmares.

    After 50 pages, I almost gave up on the chick-lit, women’s fiction, and romance. However, I made a NY resolution to finish every book I started, so I plowed on. At approximately page 75, I grasped a wisp of the paranormal. The pace picks up a bit when the book morphs to supernatural, but there’s little darkness and no horror. At best, this is gothic-lite. For more genre-confusion, there’s also Samhain-like thinning of the veil; prescience and clairvoyance; seeing souls and auras; time traveling; reincarnation, and a touch of science fiction with Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man.”

    The ending is too treacly, and several questions are left unanswered. Plus I want to know why the police didn’t fingerprint the dead unknown person to identify her.

    I’m in the minority of reviewers, probably because this book was not what I expected. Please read my review with a shaker of salt.

  8. RedRedtheycallmeRed says:

    A ghost story seems kind of perfect for October, but this wasn't as dark as I was hoping. I see now that it's listed as Paranormal Angel Romance which is much more apt.

    Brynn is still grieving the loss of her mother to cancer. Brynn was her caretaker, and just wants the summer to figure out her life. She comes to a small town on Lake Superior where all the residents are all up in each other's business. While entertaining, it's definitely not a town for introverts (shudder).

    She quickly meets the most handsome man she's ever seen, and then the book seems more like a romance than anything else. I'm not knocking romance, that's just not what I thought this would be.

    There's a woman with Alzheimer’s who seems to know things she shouldn't, and Brynn had some weird dreams, but that stuff was too few and far between. However, I did enjoy the quirky townspeople, and the setting.

    The ending was a little jarring, and then there's an ohhhhh moment that ties everything together, and I found that rather sweet.

  9. Patricia says:

    I got The Haunting of Brynn Wilder as my Amazon First Reads. I haven’t read a ghost story since I was a kid, but I decided to try something new and give this book a chance.
    This book started slow for me. Additionally, I wasn’t connecting to Brynn despite having a lot in common with her—I, too, had given up my job to be my mother’s caretaker and recently lost her, which sent me on a tailspin. Even now the thought of a summer away to regroup sounds wonderful.
    So It was surprising to me that I was considering this book a “miss” and wasn’t sure I would even finish reading it. But I stuck with it, and I’m so glad I did!
    At about 30% I was hooked and didn’t want to put the book down.
    I love books about reincarnation, and the hint of that was appealing, as was the spooky level, which was just right for me.
    I had theories about what was going on, and I was right, but that didn’t take away any of the enjoyment of the read.
    Points taken away for the slow start and a few unanswered questions, but ultimately a good read.

  10. Tad says:

    Not at all what I was expecting this to be. This comes off as a fairly innocuous if slightly creepy story about a young woman trying to get a fresh start on her life after dealing with some devastating losses. The characters are charming and unassuming and I began to wonder how exactly this was classified as any sort of gothic horror fiction or what the title could possibly refer to. And then you get the twist at the end. One that you don't see coming but that completely floors you with its power and beauty. It's really a whopper of an ending and one that you will think about for a long while afterwards. It did feel just a bit abrupt but it also made me want to re read this book to pick up on all of the clues that were inevitably sprinkled throughout the book. It is that kind of twist. Like an M. Night Shyamalan when he was good kind of twist. Glad I decided to read this one. It did not disappoint. Warm and charming characters; a beautiful location and a bonkers ending. What more could you possibly want from a book?

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