Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.
A good, creepy read
Overall, I was very enthralled with this book. The novel did jump around a bit, and Andrea would rabble on about certain things that weren’t really all that paranormal related. Some parts were boring, but it just related to stuff the family did in Rhode Island. It helped get to know what the family did for recreation and leisure. When you set that aside, there’s a lot of parts in the book that will really give you a cold chill down your spine. If you take this book for just the spooky/haunting/paranormal occurrences, it won’t disappoint.
More than ghost stories, a philosophical look in to time and universe theory. Very well written, great story though a bit long winded at times. Also has the tendency to repeat itself.
Interesting but tedious
This book is LONG LONG. I have always enjoyed reading and became interested in the Perron family after hearing about the conjuring. However, the author is very wordy and inserts a LOT of unnecessary fluff into the book. I would say it’s definitely still worth the read but not if you just want your stereotypical ghost story because this will definitely take you on an intellectual journey for several days.