R.J. Sullivan is a local author, and a dear friend of mine. He is not new into the genre of Mystery and horror, by any means. R.J. has written, Haunting Blue, which was a great success and the book that got his name out into the public. I’m half way through Haunting Obsession, and I’m loving it. I feel like I have stepped back in time, while still staying in the present day.
Imagine our lady in white like, Marilyn Monroe, only her name is Maxine Marie. Daryl Beasley our lead character, loves everything Maxine Marie and collects as much stuff as he can of her. But Daryl one day buys a piece of memorabilia instead of giving his girlfriend, Loretta, a present for her birthday. Us girls, know that this a big no, no. Daryl is in the dog house, but not only by his girlfriend, but by Maxine herself. Maxine comes back from the dead to speak her mind to Daryl, and in all cheesiness, leaves a haunting obsession as well.
Trust me it is hilarious as it sounds. It is not all that spooky as it is funny. I have laughed, gasped, and cringed through out the book so far, but have never felt frightened. I’m so happy for R.J., and his success. He does fabulous work that any small town would be proud of. If you love local authors, and are looking for a great haunting for October, pick up this little gem at the Mooresville Public Library.