Book Review: The Haunting of Leigh Harker

09.07.2021 | Poisoned Pen Press
Rating: 4/5 stars


Leigh Harker’s quiet suburban home was her sanctuary for more than a decade, until things abruptly changed. She can feel a presence invading her home. Curtains open by themselves. Radios turn off and on. A dark figure looms in the shadows of her bedroom door at night, watching her, waiting for her to fall asleep. Leigh is unwilling to let someone take her home from her and tries to find answers to explain what is happening around her. She knows there’s a connection to the locked door beneath the stairs, but the truth is more than she could have ever expected. 

This is my third book from Darcy Coates and I’ve come to absolutely love her haunting stories. There is always a solid main character and plenty of strange happenings to keep me engaged throughout her books. THE HAUNTING OF LEIGH HARKER started off slower and slightly differently than the previous Coates books I’ve read. It was weird, but in a really good way. A lot of unknown and mystery set to a methodical pacing. Once the first big reveal happens things officially kick off and the story ramps up. 

THE HAUNTING OF LEIGH HARKER is one of those stories that’s hard to discuss in detail for fear of giving something away. Despite a slower start, readers can expect to find a great mix of paranormal and gothic undertones throughout the story that make this one a solid choice to pick up.

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

A huge thank you to Poisoned Pen Press for my gifted copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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