Christie Stratos – The Wrong House Review

Genre: Suspense

Length: 30 Pages

Publisher: Proof Positive Publishing

Release date: December 23, 2020

Synopsis: A heavy nighttime blizzard forces Gerald Bitteson into the first building he finds, but the man he meets may be even colder than the storm he came in from. Gerald quickly finds out that Dr. C. L. Blood is no ordinary doctor, and the two have an ugly history even Blood himself doesn’t realize. But could this affable doctor really be the fraudster Gerald thinks? It may cost him his life to find out.

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review

The Wrong House was a great read! Its full of suspense that left an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. Gerald’s night at Dr. Blood’s house was a trip to another era. Sitting rooms, trays of tea, and oil lamps for lighting. The Wrong House is built around the mysterious use of ‘Oxygenated Air’ by Dr. Blood, as treatment for various ailments. Dr. Blood, as he is known, feels larger than life and has a menacing quality about him. I really dug that the story was based on historical facts, which are included at the end of the book. No spoilers here, read them for yourself! Christie Stratos is fantastic with historical fiction. Writing with ease and dropping the reader off in another time and place. I dug this trip to the Victorian era, give it a read and join Gerald as a guest of Dr. Blood.

Link to purchase The Wrong House

Christie Stratos, Biography-

Christie Stratos is an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of the psychological suspense novels ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART and BROTHERHOOD OF SECRETS, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Also a poet and short story writer, Christie has been published in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. Christie has been featured on the radio, in magazines, and on podcasts, and she has given presentations for writing organizations and at writing conferences. She owns her own editing company, Proof Positive, where she works one-on-one with authors as well as with small presses as a freelance editor, and she has enjoyed working with a rising press as an acquisitions editor.

Christie hosts the well-received podcast Writers Showcase on the Authors on the Air Radio Network. She has interviewed New York Times bestsellers, publishers, and major award-winning authors, including American’s favorite inspirational storyteller Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub, Hugo Award winner Robert J. Sawyer, BBC correspondent Humphrey Hawksley, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Visit Christie on her website,, or find her on Patreon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.


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