Published by Huntington Press Genres: Action, Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
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The House Always Wins: A Vegas Ghost Story by Brian Rouff
Anna Christiansen’s small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That’s when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he’s buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house, and digs in hard to fight the system, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.
Can Anna’s tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Will Anna’s life be left in ruins? Or worse?
Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, The House Always Wins is all Vegas.
Captivating, and entertaining this romantic suspenseful read will reveal hidden secrets with murderous intent, and ghostly sightings from its present and mobster past. You’ll travel beyond the strip hangin’ onto the edge of your seat as author Brian Rouff reveals the real Vegas — scary, but good-humored. This story needed telling and Rouff set it in motion immediately with the introduction. The smartly done prologue creates suspense from the get-go. You’ll be sucked in and want to know the rest of the story in The House Always Wins.
You can’t stop yourself from turning the pages, and reading chapter after chapter, until the end. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas except…when well, there’s more to the story that requires an explanation.
Anna Christiansen was a small-town girl in a dead-end job who fell in love with a musician and moved to Vegas. Then her life changed. She became pregnant with his child and renovated an old ghostly house. Her new home was once owned by a racketeer leaving behind a manly ghost in residence.
A ruthless casino owner plans to buy up property along her street leaving her no choice but to take on City Hall. Will, she beat the house and win in this cat-and-mouse game? And, how much will the resident ghost help in this fight?
The House Always Wins by Brian Rouff is a mystery, a ghost story and a coming of age story, but all Vegas. Ultimately rich in detail with uncanny character development with a fast-paced flow that’ll keep you turning the pages to the end. Rouff is a masterful storyteller and knows Vegas. His fresh storytelling approach in The House Always Wins hits the jackpot for readers. Well done! ~ Book reviewed by CJ Bowen for Chick Lit Café. Don’t miss out on this exceptional one-of-a-kind read!
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