Book Review: Sarah by Teri Polen


Seventeen-year-old horror fan Cain Shannon thought helping a ghost find her killers would be the supernatural adventure of a lifetime. Now, he just hopes to survive long enough to protect his family and friends from her.

A bet between friends goes horribly wrong, resulting in Sarah’s death. When she returns to seek justice against those responsible, Cain agrees to help her. But when he discovers Sarah has been hijacking his body, he realizes she wants retribution instead of justice.

Terrified of what could have happened when he wasn’t in control, Cain commands Sarah to leave his house – but exorcising her isn’t that easy. She retaliates against her murderers in bloody, horrific ways, each death making her stronger, then sets her sights on Cain. With the help of friends, Cain fights to save himself and his loved ones and searches for a way to stop Sarah before she kills again.

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Goodreads: Sarah by Teri Polen


Rating: 5 stars

When teenager Cain Shannon meets spirit Sarah who is haunting his new house, he learns that she was murdered. At first, Cain believes that he is helping her bring her killers to justice, but enraged by the premature and senseless end to her life, Sarah has revenge on her mind instead. Now Cain and his friends are drawn fully into the world of the paranormal as they attempt to protect themselves and their loved ones from Sarah’s wrath. Of course, this time Sarah is not going down without a fight.

I won a copy of Sarah a while back and I really wish I had gotten around to reading it sooner! It had me gripped right from the beginning. Cain was very relatable as a main character. He was just a normal teenager who was trying to deal with his father’s death whilst supporting his mother and younger sister. He has a support network in his best friend Finn, and they are more like brothers. Finn also provides a lot of the light comic relief and his comments often made me smile. I started out feeling sorry for Sarah, but when her quest for vengeance goes too far I lose most of that and hope that she can be sent to wherever she is destined for next.

The novel itself moves quickly, but without skimming over anything or leaving out any details. There are plenty of scares, twists and turns to keep you turning each page. As the spooky season draws near, I encourage any fans of horror and paranormal to pick up a copy. You won’t be disappointed!





5 thoughts on “Book Review: Sarah by Teri Polen

  1. What a wonderful surprise, Shari! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Sarah – and it’s also a coincidence – it’s on sale for $0.99 today. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing it.

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