Review: The Mourning House

The Mourning HouseThe Mourning House by Ronald Malfi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this… what was it? A super-long short story, a novella? No matter. I really did enjoy Ronald Malfi’s THE MOURNING HOUSE. It is heartbreaking stuff at times and I thought the protagonist, a grieving father and husband, was imbued with some robust characterization and the depth of his grief certainly compelled the reader to make a connection with him.
The main reason I’m only giving this one 3 stars instead of 4 is that one or two of the supernatural plot elements just didn’t click for me. But I understand “suspension of disbelief” so I can live with that. More vexing to me was that it ended rather abruptly. And while there was a certain poetry to how things turned out, I kept thinking it was going to head off in a much nastier direction.
But hey that’s me. This is Mr. Malfi’s work here and if you are in the market for a quick, creepy and mysterious haunted house yarn, this will do nicely.

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