The Boylan House

The Boylan House

by Ron Ripley

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Overview

The Boylan House by Ron Ripley

For nearly three and a half centuries, the Boylan House has stood at the end of Meeting House Road.

And something in that house has been killing boys for centuries.

The town of Monson is a quaint and quiet New England town.  Yet the house the Boylan House is terrifying and has been for as long as anyone can remember.  Adults put the thing out of mind and ignore the fears of their children, admonishing them to stay away.

Too many boys have vanished into the swamps behind the house.  Bodies never recovered.  Nothing ever recovered.  The families are left with their memories and the disturbing thought that the Boylan House had something to do with it.

Mason Philips knows better than that. 

He knows that there’s something in the house.  Something evil.  Something hunting children from time to time.

And Mason has decided that it’s time for the killing to stop.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152197648
Publisher: ScareStreet.com
Publication date: 08/30/2015
Series: Boylan House , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,805
File size: 698 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Ron Ripley is a husband and father surviving in New England, a place which seems to be getting colder every day. He grew up across from a disturbingly large cemetery where he managed to scare himself every night before going to bed. Mostly because of the red lights that people put in front of the headstones. Those things are just plain creepy to a kid.

Ron enjoys writing horror, military history and driving through the small towns of New England with his family, collecting books and giving impromptu lectures on military history to his family, who enjoy ignoring him during those dreadful times.

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The Boylan House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading! Suspense & terror galore! Disappointed to find out the last 2 books of the triology are only available on Amazon, and hope the author releases the ebooks for Nook readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only about 180ish pgs. A really good ghost story! Over all 4.5, the reason I didn't give it a 5 was bc u can't get the rest of the series on Nook :(.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop! Only bad thing that the next 2 books aren't ebooks. So bummed!!!
Anonymous 12 days ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super teaser so please place it on nook
IDRMFree_Eric_E More than 1 year ago
The Boylan house sat there quietly and unused for hundreds of years.  Nobody had lived there since the original owner Liam Boylan had built it and was murdered inside it in the late 17th century.  But every once in awhile a light would appear in the windows upstairs enticing young boys to approach the house, and when they did, they were never seen again. It's 1980, Halloween night,  a group of young boys stare at the house.  The local bully dares them to approach the house.  A young boy, of 7 years, agrees.  The two approach the house, but only one returns. 35 years later, the survivor still haunted by that house decides it's time to conquer those fears and find out the truth.  Can he get to the bottom of The Boylan House before it takes another victim? This books is a interesting book.  It's stated that it is a prequel novella, but it also appears to be the first book of the trilogy.  Anyway, about half way through the book, the first books ends and it seems to start the second book of the trilogy.  Then maybe three-quarters of the way through, the second book preview ends, and some bonus chapters start that go into detail of a previous happening. Overall I thought the writing was quite good.  Through the entire thing I think I caught one, maybe two mistakes.  The writing kept me entertained and wanting more. The characters were realistic and believable and slowly were being fleshed out. Now I really want to buy the other books to find out what happens.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
Not an entire Nook book, just a "novella" (a preview). Really enjoy this author's writings but novellas are not my thing. Would have given it 5 stars had it been a complete book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an awesome book to listen to! A real page turner that keeps you wanting to hear more. I was ready for more of this story, it is just that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story but was disapointed that it wasn't the full novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ron Ripley had done it again, writing a story that chills the reader to the bone—causing the hairs on their arms to raise with fear. However, with pulse racing and heart thundering in their chest, the writer compels the reader to turn page after page to see what happens next. On Halloween night in 1980 Mason Phillips, at the time seven-years-old, would experience something so horrifying it would haunt him for the rest of his life. That night changed his life, the night when Kevin Peacock was yanked by an eerie hand into the creepy Boylan House by his hair, never to be heard from again. Mason went back to Boylan house on a couple of different occasions throughout the years; each time revealed something that turned his blood cold. In his forties, Mason would find out more about the history of the house as he digs into the history of the home. He has a strong, overpowering sense he had to stop the evil in the ancient house. The evil he believes to be Liam Boylan the first owner and only owner of the home. As he dubs deep into the archives, he finds more than he is expecting to find, even about his ancestry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author. Keep it coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bhhh