The Quiet House by Lily Morton

The Quiet House is the second book in the Black and Blue series by Lily Morton and this time Blue and Levi find themselves stuck in a haunted mansion with some old faces and new, all while trying to figure out why the ghosts of the house are trying to kill them.

From the blurb:

Levi Black has mostly recovered from the events of a year ago. The only lingering effects are that he’s much more well known in York than he’d like to be, and he’s a lot more cautious about walking around his house naked. However, those events brought him the capricious and fascinating Blue, so he’s not complaining. On the contrary, he’s happy, in love, and looking forward to Blue finally moving in with him. And if sometimes he wonders what Blue sees in a boring cartoonist, he keeps that to himself.
Blue Billings is finally ready to throw off the memories of his past and move in with the person who means the most in the world to him. His psychic abilities have grown in the last year to his mentor Tom's consternation, but Blue is determined to look on the bright side. He’s also focused on ignoring all the warning signs that he’s received lately.

However, even deeply buried secrets have a way of rising to the surface. And when a surprise from Blue’s past turns up and draws them away to a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors, Levi and Blue must fight for their survival once again.

From bestselling author, Lily Morton, comes the second book in the Black & Blue series. The books are intended to be read in order.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

Well this was creepy AF. I started reading this at night after my hubbs and kids had already gone to bed. I ended up having to stop and continue reading it in the morning because it was freaking me out. Now I will say I am a big baby when it comes to scary stuff, so you can take the "scary" factor with a grain of salt here. But if you are like me, maybe start this one during the daytime and not at night in a quiet house.

When someone from Blue's past shows up and invites him to visit a mysteriously haunted mansion, of course our MCs are going to head right on over! I did find it ironic that Blue kept comparing them all to being in a horror movie while they were there because they acted as crazy as some of those actors by repeatedly going back into a house thats trying to kill them! Multiple times!!! I kept thinking, this has got to be what will push them over the edge into leaving, but nope. They'd turn right around and go back into the house and up went my heart rate wondering what the heck was going to happen to them next and whether it was going to be something truly awful.

Now I had already read The Sceptic before this one, so it was nice for me to get the background on meeting The Viscount and Jem. I'm usually one to read in order, but I didn't feel like I needed to have read the Quiet House in order to enjoy The Sceptic. As long as you've read The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings, then you would be fine reading either of those after that one.

I loved that we got to see some sweet moments between Levi and Blue too. It's not often Blue lets his vulnerabilities show and Levi seems to be the one person who can bring it out of him. It also makes me laugh that Blue ended up falling in love with someone who is the epitome of politeness, while Blue is known for his snarky nature. Their bantering always puts a smile on my face and brings a lightness factor to a heavier plotline. And as usual, I'm looking forward to whatever crazy shenanigans Blue and Levi get mixed up in next.

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