Book Review: The Torment of Rachel Ames by Jeff Gunhus

JeffGunhus_TheTormentOfRachelAmes_eBookFRONTTitle: The Torment of Rachel Ames
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Genre: Thriller / Horror
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Suffering from writer’s block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can’t shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance. But when strange things begin to happen around her, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. As the darkness that’s followed her manifests itself in inexplicable ways, her concept of reality is stretched thin and she realizes nothing at the lake is what it seems. As she fights to survive with her sanity intact, she understands too late that the location she’s chosen for herself is far from perfect.

In The Torment of Rachel Ames, novelist Rachel Ames suffers from writer’s block. In an effort to get back into the groove, she travels to a lake cabin. It seems like the perfect location: isolated, but inspiring and beautiful. However, Rachel doesn’t feem comfortable. She senses something is wrong, just beyond her consciousness, something she can’t quite grasp. She tries to give life at the cabin a shot, but soon enough, strange things stated happening around her, and she wonders if the darkness holds sinister secrets, or if it’s all in her mind…

I loved this book. It had so many twists and surprises I kept having one ‘OMG’ moment after another. It’s creepy and chilling, but in a good way. It’s hard not to give any spoilers, but this story certainly went in directions I hadn’t anticipated.


  1. Hmmm. Well I like writing and psychological thrillers. As long as there’s no gore I could get into this book.

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