Nightmare House

Nightmare House

by Douglas Clegg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944668198
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 737,812
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than 30 books of suspense and horror, including Neverland, You Come When I Call You, and The Hour Before Dark. He lives in New England and is currently at work on more tales of dark fiction.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia

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Nightmare House (Harrow Academy Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
RHarrisonR More than 1 year ago
Douglas Clegg has done it again, with Nightmare House. He has penned a tale that grabs the reader by the front of the shirt and holds him inside the tale of this inherited property. No matter how many real life instances attempt to interfere with the readers time (if you are anything like me) you will let the uncritical real life things slide in favor of reading the next page. OK, the ctitcal, you will take care of as fast as you can, and immediately leap back into Cleggs narrative with a quaking gusto. Clegg, like Poe, should always be read at night with dim lighting in the room and preferably a storm raging outside. OK, that isn't really necessary, because you will after 3 to 4 pages feel like that, anyway. Thank you Douglas, for three nights of wonder and enchantment with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those novels that I just didn't want to put down, and wished would never end. Douglas Clegg is truly a master of horror fiction. He knows how to strike the chords of terror within the human mind without the crutches of butchery and gore. His eloquent writing style captivates the senses in such a way you can almost feel, see, hear and taste his every word. Whether this makes any sense, at all, I can best describe this novel as terrifyingly beautiful and that I was beautifully terrified.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ethan has inherited his grandfathers mansion. Along with that home some memories of his childhood are rekindled and secrets uncovered that were never meant to be distrubed. Ethan gets some help to understand the supernatural events around him and learn about the errie past of the mansion his grandfather built, but at what cost to them all? This is a real page turner by Clegg, he leaves you wanting more!! I hope the sequels to this book are as good as this one. Purity, a bonus novellette, is about a boy with out scruples who will do whatever it takes to get himself ahead... read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truely horrorfying book, but read it at one sitting. And the extra story, Purity, was just as good. I never did have a favorite Horror writer until now. I usually read a variety of writers, but since reading your work, I can't get enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read tons of books due to being an attorney with lots of waiting time between deliberations and such and I would never think of reading a book in the halls of the courts but I had this one in my briefcase at all times. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one night and it scared me pretty good. This is one of the first horror books that I have read that actually scared me. I recommend this to any horror fan, but if your not a horror fan read it anyway!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems that lately every book in this genre that I pick up is the same old formula. Douglas Clegg steps away from the everyday and brings you into a whole new world of his creation. Remember those nights when you would wake up from a nightmare feeling alive and invigorated, the kind of feeling that only fear can bring. Relive those nights of terror and spend a night in Nigthmare House.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Douglas Clegg's NIGHTMARE HOUSE is an eerie excursion into the history of Harrow,the house from his equally chilling THE INFINITE and MISCHIEF novels. Mr. Clegg's easy style and dark imagery set the stage beautifully for the hauntings to come and send the reader into a world of extraordinary horror that might actually leave you breathless, but will definitely leave you craving more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book to pick up before "MISCHIEF" & "INFINITE". A Diary of the man who constructed from the very ground up, this Mansion of Mayhem and Horror. Evil lurks in the most mysterious room of HARLOW. If there is one way in, there is another very well hidden. Murder, Family, Life, Untold Secrets. The History of Harlow is this book. And what you uncover in every chapter is just amazing. Don't let this book slip by your hands.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked this audio book out from the library. Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nightmare House is the aristocracy of stories on Haunted Houses and haunted people. I still have chills running through me thinking of what happened in the Harrow. My mind is still reeling with questions of who? Why? How? Moreover, the part I LOVE the most about the story, and its author—is that it’s a story that allows the reader imagination to ponder. Leaving us, the reader, with the maybes and possibilities. This story reminds us that nothing is ever set in stone and things are not always what they seem. The world is filled with wonders. A person's past is filled with mystery. Nightmare House is a spellbinding story, one I enjoyed immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep me interested. Not had that done long time. Definitely get more books. Thank again
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
Whilst the subject matter is well crafted and there are some genuine chills it was the writing style that spoilt this book for me. It is written in what I call "late Victorian" style whereby it switches between first and third person and becomes almost impenetrable as a result. The plot and characterisations are clouded in language and nothing does more than sit on the surface of the page to be read rather than inhabited. Sadly, this means that you never really get chilled by the revelations in the book. Nobody here is what they seem with everyone, even our narrator, having either major secrets or at least two names. The idea of a house within a house is a strong one and the descriptions of the mysterious Madame Isis and her rituals taking place in a subterranean Egyptian tomb could have been so evocative and enthralling. Unfortunately, because I could not connect with the writing style at all I just didn't feel like I was wandering those dusty paths full of awe and terror at what I would find. The themes of possession and cursed places was strong but I do not feel they were explored adequately - merely touched upon for the reader to make their own leaps to connect the dots Normally when I have an issue with writing style it all settles down after 3 or 4 chapters and I get used to the timbre of the author's "voice". For me this just didn't happen here and I can do no more than disagree with numerous 4 and 5 star reviews praising this very thing. As a result I am sure I missed some nuances of plot as I will admit I started to almost scan read the book just to get it finished.
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It's not the book you want if you're looking for a scary or creepy page turner. For me, the first half of the book was promising. The rest went to pot, drowned in too much exposition from the character Pocket. The redundancy of some descriptions and explanations towards the end I found annoying.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
If you like a good old fashioned story about a haunted house then this is the book for you. Completely creepy!! Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. This is book 1 in the Harrow house trilogy. A must read if scary is your thing.
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Loved this book.
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