The Haunting at Beecher Hills is solidly written. The characters feel real and the dialog is fitting. I had no trouble with setting or transitioning from one scene to another. And I like Jace. He is a sweet, well-intentioned young man who suffers greatly when this ghost attaches himself. There were parts that were down right scary. Luttery does not mess around when it comes to suspense and horror. I think those were the key scenes in the book, scenes that made me turn the light back on in a dark room or look behind me as I walked down the hall. It is hard to write horror and Luttery does it well.
There were a few things that struck me as odd in this book. For one, I was never sure if this was a YA book or adult. The protagonist is fifteen, so that suggests YA. However, the language (f-word) and sexual content made me think it was aimed at least at older YA. I would recommend the book for mature audiences. Another issue I had was that the book started off with the hauntings, but lost some momentum as Jace traversed through the world of high school. It took too long to get back to the paranormal happenings for my taste. There were a few errors, but nothing to stall my reading. Overall, it's a solid effort for Luttery and I think he has a strong career ahead of him.