The Abandoned

The Abandoned

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by Douglas Clegg

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There's a new Nightwatchman at Harrow -- the most haunted house in the world. In this all-out horror chiller from award-winning and bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg, the old abandoned mansion on the edge of town infects the dreams and nightmares of those who sleep. Children turn against parents, old friends arrive with hatchets in hand -- and only a handful of


There's a new Nightwatchman at Harrow -- the most haunted house in the world. In this all-out horror chiller from award-winning and bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg, the old abandoned mansion on the edge of town infects the dreams and nightmares of those who sleep. Children turn against parents, old friends arrive with hatchets in hand -- and only a handful of people are strong enough to resist the seductive whisper of Harrow's haunting.

The Horror of the Damned...

What's been trapped inside the house has begun leaking like a poison into the village itself. A teenage girl sleeps too much, but when she awakens her nightmares break loose. A little boy encounters the ultimate fear when the house calls to him. A young woman must face unspeakable terror to keep Harrow from destroying everything she loves.

And somewhere within the house, a demented child waits with teeth like knives.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Gore, foulness and utter Harrow depravity within these haunted pages.

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." - Dean Koontz

"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."- Bentley Little, bestselling author of The Haunting.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." - Peter Straub, NY Times bestselling author of The Talisman (with Stephen King) and Ghost Story.

The Harrow Series:

Book 1. Nightmare House - set at Harrow in the 1920s, the grandson of its creator has come to claim his deadly inheritance and explore the terrifying mystery within the ancient stones and passages of the house.

Book 2. Mischief - Boys will be boys -- and a dark fraternity of misfits seek out Jim Hook, the new student at Harrow Academy -- but something more terrifying is hunting Jim, as well.

Book 3. The Infinite - A handful of psychic investigators are called in to document the horrors of Harrow -- but little do they know that the house is more than simply a haunted place -- it may be the soul of evil itself.

Book 4. The Abandoned -- In the village of Watch Point, New York, in the bucolic Hudson Valley, something toxic and horrifying has leaked from the old boarded-up mansion called Harrow. Throughout the town, people who sleep awaken with blood-lust in their hearts -- and hatchets in their fists. A rampage of mayhem, murder and madness begins -- and only those brave enough to enter Harrow may find a way to stop the terror.

Harrow Prequel Novellas

1. The Necromancer - set in the 1800s, this is the story of the young Justin Gravesend and his initiation into a terrifying mystery cult.

2. Isis - set right at the end of the 1800s, the story of the young Iris Villiers when she discovers the terrible price that must be paid to speak with the dead.

Other books by Douglas Clegg:

The Children's Hour
Goat Dance
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage
The Infinite
The Abandoned
The Necromancer
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
The Attraction

tags: horror, terror, chiller dark fantasy, haunted house, ghost story, Hudson Valley

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Alkemara Press
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The Harrow Series , #4
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Meet the Author

Douglas Clegg spent years researching hauntings as well as a specific ruins in the Hudson Valley to create Harrow and its history. Each Harrow novel deals with a different kind of horror -- for Nightmare House, it's the unquiet haunting, for Mischief it's the coming-of-age haunted school, for The Infinite, it's psychic investigation, and with The Abandoned, it's All-Hell-Breaks-Loose Horror.

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4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this Douglas Clegg novel and will file it under My Favorites file. Yes, it was bloody and gory, but what else would one expect from a HORROR novel? The story line of the Harrow House kept me interested the entire way through. Some freaky stuff! Four stars instead of five for the grammar and spelling errors I noticed along the way. Great read! ~ DO
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read Clegg' 'The Infinite' and it was one of the worst books i've read this year. Being the first Clegg novel I read it really turned me off to him. I got 'The Abandoned' as one of the many books I recieved for Fathers Day and put off reading until recently. I almost thought the hell with it....But I'm glad I didn't!! This book was AWESOME!! Blood guts and gore a'plenty!! Once it got into it it was relentless. The whole scenerio read like an attack of Romero type zombies!! Also the description of 'Harrow' when little Kasmir enters the house is phenominal!!! Horror and suspence at its best. The one (very very ) slight downfall of this book is the numerous characters Clegg introduces throughtout the first part of the book. But as you read on and discover the horrors that await them...WOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading 'Nightmare House' by Douglas Clegg, I was really excited about reading this book. I was certainly not disappointed after I finished this book. I was ready for a scary,keep the lights on all night book to read and I certainly got it. I'm ready to read it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book continues the horror of a Haunted house called Harrow. As always, this book, can easily be a stand alone novel without reading the others, but I highly recommend them. Without giving anything away, a stranger comes to the town of Watch Point and has become the Night Watchman of Harrow to watch over the place. Alice, the town psychic, sees within this Nightwatchman the aura of death and knows that something is about to take place. Harrow has been asleep and has its moments of waking up from time to time. It would seem that the Nightwatchman is trying to do just that. When Harrow wakes, nothing in the town will ever be the same again. By all means, do yourself a favor and pick this one up, for you will definitely pay more attention to the many sounds your house makes during the night. And when your done, you just might find that there is a little Harrow in all of us. Happy reading!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I guess if you are a fan of blood and gore, this book is for you. I find nothing scary in the least about character after character chopping up another character after character. As it is, you are never given the opportunity to feel 'drawn' to any one particular character, which left me with no feelings whatsover when anyone got killed....and that is all there is to after the other getting killed. Ho hum...sorry...I'll stick to Dean Koontz. At least with his books, you become attached to his characters.