The Haunting of Chatham Hollow Book Review

Staci Troilo and Mae Clair nailed it. From page one, I couldn’t stop reading. Clair and Troilo weaved a tale between the past and present that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Hidden gold. Curse. Mysterious deaths. Hauntings.

This dual timeline novel is expertly written. I find the collaboration between the Clair and Troilo to be seamless allowing the book to flow. The plot and the pacing kept this reader turning the pages.

Close your eyes and you will be transported back in time to learn about Ward Chatham. The man who founded Chatham Hollow and was possessed by greed so much that he cursed those who seek to find it.

Hold your breath as a malevolent spirit breaches the Veil at the behest of a spiritualist who has less than altruistic motives.

Fast forward to the present and witness the strange happenings that occur as Chatham Hollow celebrates the Founder’s Day Festival culminating with the séance reenactment.

The twists and turns abound as you discover what lies beyond the Veil, in this well written, riveting, Supernatural Thriller.

I pray for nine lifetimes, plus two.


One founding father.
One deathbed curse.
A town haunted for generations.

Ward Chatham, founder of Chatham Hollow, is infamous for two things—hidden treasure and a curse upon anyone bold enough to seek it. Since his passing in 1793, no one has discovered his riches, though his legend has only grown stronger.

In 1888, charlatan Benedict Fletcher holds a séance to determine the location of Chatham’s fortune. It’s all a hoax so he can search for the gold, but he doesn’t count on two things—Victor Rowe, a true spiritualist who sees through his ruse, and Chatham’s ghost wreaking havoc on the town.

More than a century later, the citizens of the Hollow gather for the annual Founder’s Day celebration. A paranormal research team intends to film a special at Chatham Manor, where the original séance will be reenacted. Reporter and skeptic Aiden Hale resents being assigned the story, but even he can’t deny the sudden outbreak of strange happenings. When he sets out to discover who or what is threatening the Hollow—supernatural or not— his investigation uncovers decades-old conflicts, bitter rivalries, and ruthless murders.

This time, solving the mystery isn’t about meeting his deadline. It’s about not ending up dead.

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