ISBN #: 978-1910530542
Page Count: 188
Copyright: April 24, 2015
Publisher: Mirador Publishing
(Taken from Amazon)
THE LOFT is a gripping story about a young couple who rent a fifth floor residential loft and are soon witnesses to ghostly apparitions. Later, they discover that their neighbors in the loft below them are satanic devil worshipers who are members of a little known evil and deadly cult that makes human sacrifices to Satan. Although THE LOFT includes episodes of several hauntings, the story is about so much more than the paranormal events. However, as the story unfolds and the apparitions no longer appear, the spirits still affect the lives of the main characters throughout the novel. The previous residents of the fifth floor loft felt certain that the cult was responsible for the disappearance of their beloved dog, and the owners of the sixth floor were convinced that the cult was responsible for the murder of their four-year-old daughter. Those residents eventually fled their homes out of sheer fear. Unknowingly, the young couple rented the fifth floor loft and, regretfully, their lives would be confronted with eerie hauntings and later they would become victims of the brutal satanic cult. Diane Paley's previous novels, SLANTED and BACKING AWAY FORWARD, were written in completely different genres. THE LOFT is as unique and compelling as her other novels.
The Loft by Diane Paley is a unique and interesting twist on your typical mystery/whodunit. The main character, Mara, and her husband Noah suffer through the trials and tribulations of any newly married couple. After finding out Mara is pregnant, and with twins, the couple agree that their tiny apartment is not big enough and they find a beautiful loft with plenty of space. Soon, though they realize something is not right. Strange neighbors and sightings of things not of this world start to concern Mara and Noah. And then, Mara disappears, and all clues point to the strange neighbors. Mara finds herself a victim of a kidnapping with horrible intentions.
Ms. Paley managed something that few have. She has constructed a mystery without the unnecessary blood and gore overload. There is enough to keep the reader interested without wading through a cesspool of a story.
*A physical copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.