Chapman's purposeful prose is descriptive and evocative, if at times expansive. His writing can be complex, but as a writer myself, I found myself trusting his syntax to lead me deeper into the story's premise, which he does admirably. I'm a plot-driven reader and I enjoyed the ghost story within the context of a mysterious treasure hunt. Given the tension between the two characters and a spooky backstory, this story could easily be the seed to a longer novel. Four and a half stars and a recommended read for a lunch break at work!
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