Tuesday, 1 October 2019
The Secret Of Cold Hill by Peter James
You wait ages for a good haunted house story and then two come along at once - not that I'm complaining.
In this story a new housing estate is being built on the site of an old Manor house. The first two houses have been sold, the owners have moved in and the previous tenants aren't happy. It isn't long before both households sense the presence of others in their homes and learn of the curse "no-one ever leaves and no-one lives beyond 40" - and from their it just gets weirder and creepier.
By the mid point of the story the lead character wonders if he is going crazy. He can't fathom what is going on and, to be honest it wasn't clear to me either but that not knowing worked for me.
Reminiscent of the novels of James Herbert this was a good read, just the thing now the nights are drawing in