This is one of Ms Siddon's better books. Unfortunately I had already read it. It's to be enjoyed.
A supernatural thriller about a husband & wife confronting the constant series of horrors associated with the house next to theirs.
Wow, this is a fantastic book. It is a truly scary story, with supernatural happenings that will creep you out and make you wonder. I have read this book over and over and still love it.
Excellent. Tension builder!
I absolutely LOVED this book and could NOT put it down!
I just rec'd it this past Friday afternoon. Began reading it Fri evening and finished it Sat AFTER not being able to stop reading it until I was finished with it and by THAT time, it was about 3:00 a.m. Sat morning!
THAT is how GREAT I think it is!
I love ARS's work anyway but this was such a departure, I wasn't sure that I would care much for this one. Boy was I ever wrong!
It's scary as heck though because it does deal with horror and horrible things from the standpoint of a first-person account, but it's typical of Anne's incredible talent even if such a radical departure from her usual novels. ALTHOUGH underneath the horror, there is still a thread of romance believe it or not for two of the main characters so it's not without a little romance
I doubt I would have been able to sleep (for two reasons - #1: because it was too GOOD a read to put down without finishing it and I couldn't even had I tried to stop and #2: because I was scared to after reading the thing right before bedtime) anyway so I finished the entire thing
If you love Ms Siddons work and you also love a departure from an author's usual writing style, as well as a good horror/paranormal story, then this book is for you
Just be warned! It will scare you if you're anything like me AND you won't be able to put the thing down until you finish it so don't start it when you have only a few minutes to read something. AND if I were you, I wouldn't read it right before bedtime either lol
I devoured it so quickly I'm thinking of putting it on my bookshelf here within a day or two because as good as it is? It won't be as much fun next time for me after knowing how it ends and besides, I'm not sure I could handle the terror again anytime soon
This haunted house story ignores the normal formula of this type of story. We are slowly led into the story, characters are introduced and we are lulled by the scene of southern gentility. That this house is evil, there is no question, it seeks out the darkest secrets of it's occupants hearts and rips them out for all to see. An excellent, highly recommended read.
i really enjoyed this book. it was a nice creepy read.
Easy read, satisfying thriller by one of the best Southern writers in my opinion.
When the empty lot next door to Walter and Colquitt Kennedy is sold, an architectural wonder is built. But the beauty of the house masks an evil that touches everyone that comes into contact with it.
Ann Rivers Siddons is consistently good at telling a story with twists that always catch you when you least expect it. This book is as good as all her other books, and she remains my favorite author.
This is an early (1978) book by Anne Rivers Siddons. It is eerie and scary and set in Ms Siddons usual choice of settings, in affluent suburbia. When a new very modern house goes up in a staid conservative neighborhood, strange things happen to the folks who move in...all of them bad. Even the architect has a black cloud hovering over his head...or is he the cause of all of the problems? Colquitt and Walter Kennedy, live next door to this new house, and they tell the story. Are they crazy or is there a forboding mystique surrounding the house? You won't want it to end!