A beautiful house - with a dark and deadly secret.
When Freya inherits her mother's childhood home, she sees it as an opportunity. A chance for a new life with her best friends, as they convert the crumbling mansion into an exclusive hotel.
Instead, they'll be lucky to escape with their lives.
As the first hammers tear through the bricked up entrances, a dark, terrible and ancient evil stirs beneath the house. An evil that has already laid claim to Freya and her companions' souls.
|Publisher:||Horrific Tales Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One thing I was thinking recently, is that there aren't very many beach reads for horror fans. Chantal Noordeloos helps to change that with Angel Manor. Angel Manor is a more gruesome take on the classic haunted house tale. In fact, the prologue was a bit too over the top for me to read (I know that is a selling point for some people), so I skipped it after a few pages and went straight to the beginning of the book, and I was pulled in immediately. The story starts out with a group of friends who are going to renovate an old mansion and turn it into a hotel. One of the friends actually inherited the property and is somewhat aware of its sinister past, but, of course, she doesn't know everything. The book continues to use familiar and somewhat predictable horror tropes, but they really work here. This was an easy read that was also genuinely frighting in some places with fantastic monsters dwelling in the basement. (There was more than one occasion when reading this that I was VERY glad I don't have a basement in my house.) So while it had a few problems with the prologue and was somewhat predictable, I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to Noordeloos scaring me again sometime.
This is definitely one that will keep you up at night - in a good way, of course! Angel Manor is the debut novel of a writer I am going to be looking out for from now on. She creates a wonderful sense of atmosphere - dark, brooding, sinister - along with a quirky cast of characters, creeping menace, suspense and full on scarifying horror. This book had everything a horror reader could want. The nuns were terrifying, so were the statues. The sense of dread was palpable. Each chapter finished on a cliffhanger, so you simply had to read on (hence the late nights!). The ending was perfect. Highly recommended!