The Guardians

The Guardians - Andrew Pyper The Guardians are the local high school hockey team, the team that brought together Trevor, Randy Carl and Ben first as friends, and then as conspirators. Growing up in the small community of Grimshaw, everyone knew about the “Thurman house”. Probably, no one as well as these four boys when the witnessed a terrifying event that left each of them scarred in their own way. Twenty-four years later they reunite to pay last respects to Ben, who has committed suicide. Each returns with his own “ghost” to contend with, but none as frightening as confronting the “Thurman house” again.

I am always searching for a heart palpitating haunting. There are some excellent ones, but in my humble opinion, of recent years they fall into the category of psychological thrillers with an entity thrown own. There’s nothing wrong with that and I enjoy the books very much but what ever happened to a good, old fashioned haunting? I do not go out of my way to read Canadian authors, but I do have some favourites and Mr. Pyper certainly numbers among them. I enjoyed this book but kept thinking of Stephen King’s The Body combined with Four Weddings and a Funeral. My quest for a really good fright goes on.