House of Skin

House of Skin

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by Jonathan Janz
     
 

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All it needs to live again is fresh blood!

Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles's wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she's not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to

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All it needs to live again is fresh blood!

Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles's wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she's not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again...and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key.

Julia Merrow has a secret almost as dark as Watermere's. But when she and Paul fall in love they think their problems might be over. How can they know what Fate-and Annabel-have in store for them? Who could imagine that what was once a moldering corpse in a forest grave is growing stronger every day, eager to take her rightful place amongst the horrors of Watermere?

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Library Journal
Paul Carver arrives in Shadeland, IN, to claim the Watermere estate, an unexpected inheritance from his late—and reviled (by the townspeople)—Uncle Myles. Although he delights in the old mansion, Paul discovers that the house holds many secrets, most of them tied to Myles's wife, Annabel. When library worker Julia Merrow meets Paul, her growing feelings for him mirror her passion for Watermere; like the house, she has her own secrets. The author of The Sorrows revives one of horror's most beloved motifs—the haunted house—to good effect in a tale of star-crossed lovers in thrall to a ruthless ghost. VERDICT Reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub's Ghost Story, this should please readers who appreciate a good haunting. [This was published first as an ebook.—Ed.]

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ISBN-13:
9781609289218
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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