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A Haunting in Oregon (The River #2)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  202 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Mason Manor, tucked away in the forests of Oregon – historic, beautiful, and completely haunted. The estate, built in 1850, is now a bed and breakfast run by Pete and Sarah. Once a wonderful place to stay, now it’s not so great – guests don’t survive the night, and are found the next morning in bed, in a pool of blood. Pete and Sarah turn to an old friend, Roy, who has “th ...more
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Published July 31st 2013 by Dantull (first published July 27th 2013)
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Nov 25, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, series
4.5 stars, rounded up!

I won this book in a Good-reads giveaway, but before I read this, I bought and read the first book in the series. I'm glad I did! Although this book could certainly be a stand-alone, I love the feel of jumping into a book with familiar characters, and getting to see how they "grow". In this case, father and son (Roy and Steven), team up with their unique paranormal powers to help an old friend of Roy's. Their hotel is being besieged by a series of mysterious, gruesome death
Oct 02, 2013 Tamara rated it really liked it
This book grabbed me almost from the start. The author has a clear style of writing that is easy to read but still leaves you with a vivid picture of places and events happening in the book. The characters are likeable and the plot is riveting enough to keep you entertained from start to finish. its a perfect horror read without an overabundance of gore. Roy and Stevens journey to get to know each other better is as compelling as the their journey to discover and solve the problems plaguing the ...more
Angela Crawford
Jun 28, 2014 Angela Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the Description:

Mason Manor, tucked away in the forests of Oregon – historic, beautiful, and completely haunted. The estate, built in 1850, is now a bed and breakfast run by Pete and Sarah. Once a wonderful place to stay, now it’s not so great – guests don’t survive the night, and are found the next morning in bed, in a pool of blood. Pete and Sarah turn to an old friend, Roy, who has “the gift,” but are they too late to stop whatever malevolent force is prowling the halls at night?

Roy and
Eileen Dandashi
Nov 17, 2013 Eileen Dandashi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: age 12 and up
Recommended to Eileen by: GoodReads

About The Author:
Michael Richan, presently living in Seattle Washington, has been writing for many years, and has recently published The River Series: The Bank of the River, A Haunting in Oregon, and Ghost of Our Fathers. The last book in the series was published September 29, 2013. His review ratings are very good for this new series, connecting with many readers. You can follow him and his new releases with this link

About The Story:
Roy has been requested by an old sch
Mar 24, 2014 Peter rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the River series. Mason Manor is located in the forest hills of Oregon. Pete and his daughter Sarah run a Bed and Breakfast there. This was once a great place to stay but not anymore. It seems that Mason Manor is haunted by ghosts. Pete turns to his old classmate Roy for help. Sarah does not believe in ghosts! Roy and his son Steven decide to help Pete and Sarah out. Roy and Steven will need help from others to get to the bottom of this. I have enjoyed the River series ...more
Nov 17, 2013 Monica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Roy and his son/trainee Steven are called out to investigate ghostly paranormal occurrences at historic Mason Manor. The manor is now owned by Roy's long time friend, Pete, and Pete's daughter, Sarah.

While this is part of a series, it is entirely possible to be read as a stand alone book.

The narrative is crisp, flows well, and is laced with humor in parts.

Clever dialogue allows insight into characters and their motivations.

The characters are authentic to life and not all are likable or entirely
Apr 10, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
This book was not at all what I thought when I bought it. It was even better than what I expected. I also had no idea it was a second book in a series of 6. I think that makes it a good book, I never felt lost not having read the first book. I never felt like there was back story I needed to have to understand what was going on. You could read this book as a stand alone and truly enjoy it. I on the other hand now feel compelled to read book 1 before doing anything else.
Connie Wisniewski
Nov 17, 2013 Connie Wisniewski rated it really liked it
I was so surprised by this book. It was great. I laughed a lot and there was always something to look forward. The characters were fantastic. I will try to catch up on the previous books, and look forward to those in the future. The story centers around a father and son ghost hunting team. sounds strange but believe me it could be real. If you want a lift with an unusual read, get A Haunting In Oregon. Thanks Goodreads for this opportunity.
Donna Akers forstner
I think this was a fun book. Light reading and kept my interest, but it was not one of those reads that you cannot wait to get back to. There are 2 more books in the series, I might read them.

This was a great read!I loved the thriller,suspense & horror themes!It was a hard to put down book!
Stu Harris
Apr 28, 2014 Stu Harris rated it really liked it
Loved it! Didn't realize this was book 2 in a series. Can't wait to read the others!
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Review: A HAUNTING IN OREGON by Michael Richan (River Book Two)

I initially read and enjoyed the first in this special Supernatural series, BANK OF THE RIVER, in Oct. 2013, then a few days ago read it again so I could go through the entire series consecutively.

BANK OF THE RIVER is set in Seattle. A HAUNTING IN OREGON takes Steven and Roy, the son and father newly become a team (Steven is in his fifties and has a son at University) farther afield to Oregon, to an expansive antique manor near Medfo
Michael Richan's A Haunting in Oregon is what it is -- it doesn't raise the bar, but it isn't something other than what it looks like. Don't worry; I'm going to explain further what I mean.

One impression that I allude to above is that this novel represents the very opposite of literary fiction. It's just a story, and there isn't anything wrong with that per se. I found the plot in and of itself pretty amusing. That said, the text consists exclusively of plot action and character dialogue. There
Debi West
Feb 14, 2015 Debi West rated it it was amazing
This series has captivated me from the first book learning about the growing dynamics between father and son team Roy and Steven. I enjoyed the storyline of a haunted B&B and the escalation of the hauntings bought on by an evil man who, of course, gets his due. The new characters are interesting as you learn the special skills they possess. Can't wait to read the next in the series!
Lesley Looper
Feb 24, 2015 Lesley Looper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This book was a quick read, a nice follow-up to The Bank of the River, although I think this would be fine as a stand-alone book. The characters were likeable and the story moved along.
Merrilyn McGloin
Hauntingly Good Read

Just finished my first Michael Richan book! I'm hooked but good. Wonderful imagination, great story line and I
loved the father/son working together aspect. I highly
recommend this book to anyone who likes a little something to spook up their fun factor!
carolyn smith
Feb 22, 2015 carolyn smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A haunting in oregon

As the next book progresses I had trouble putting it down. I love the characters and the story line. I will probably read all MIchael RIchans books. What a story teller!
Mar 05, 2015 Joy rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Roy and Steven. This story grabbed me just as The Bank of the River did. I know this is going to be my new favorite series. Keep them coming Mr Richan!
Emma Long
Feb 08, 2015 Emma Long rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Unique, interesting with lots of plot twists. Read it in one setting. Looking forward to reading more books by Michael Richan!
Apr 09, 2016 Tammi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Interesting idea and fun to read about local areas. I enjoyed it, but it was a little predictable. Still a fun read.
Apr 05, 2014 Neil rated it really liked it
The writing was a bit simple but it wasn't to awful.Was a fun and easy read.
Richard Turgeon
May 22, 2015 Richard Turgeon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun. Fast paced.

Book 2 picks up right where book 1 leaves off. Enjoyable, quick read ghost story and events consistent with the special ability of the main characters to deal with them. Sit back and get lost in this supernatural world that Mr Richan has created.
Mary Mathews
Jan 20, 2015 Mary Mathews rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book even more than the first. Each turn or twist in the tale is more intriguing than the last.

Nov 09, 2013 Mariejkt rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
Not what I thought it was did not like it. So not my cup of tea.
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Michael Richan lives in Seattle, Washington. He was born in California, and raised there and in Utah. He has written horror fiction for thirty-five years.

He's also author of the best-selling series, "The River":

"The Bank of the River,"


"A Haunting in Oregon,"

"Ghosts of Our Fathers,"


"The Suicide Forest,"

"Devil's Throat,"

"The Diablo Horror,"

"The Haunting at Grays Harbor,"

"It Wa
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Other Books in the Series

The River (9 books)
  • The Bank of the River (The River #1)
  • Ghosts of Our Fathers  (The River #3)
  • Eximere (The River #4)
  • The Suicide Forest (The River #5)
  • Devil's Throat (The River, #6)
  • The Diablo Horror (The River, #7)
  • The Haunting at Grays Harbor (The River Book 8)
  • It Walks At Night (The River Book 9)

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“Don’t make it up!” Roy said. “Use your anger to give the performance. Just don’t let it cloud your judgment. Remember our goal here. We may have to make some quick decisions and if you can keep thinking straight we’ll be fine. If you get flustered and angry I’ll be left flying solo. Stay in control, but act upset.” 0 likes
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