They said the dead can't hurt you . . . They were wrong.
The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multi-million copy bestselling author of Dead Simple, Peter James.
Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, he has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and he sees Cold Hill House as a paradise for his animal-loving daughter, the perfect base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being separated from her friends.
Within days of moving in, it becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents of the house. A friend of Jade's is the first to see the spectral woman, standing behind her as the girls talk on FaceTime. Then there are more sightings, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. As the haunting becomes more malevolent and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the terrified family discover Cold Hill House's dark history, and the horrible truth of what it could mean for them . . .
Good read but predictable
Liked the characters and the house but a little to predictable
I’m being generous with 3 stars
So the house on cold hill seemed interesting but I was let down so much. The first annoying thing is that the narrator didn’t change his voice for the main character from his narration making it very off putting .
His voice for the mother and daughter were good but I just couldn’t feel an interest. I lasted till the end cause I had nothing else to listen to.
The story just had no interesting moments and felt quite annoyed he he made the family quite snobby.
I really wanted to enjoy this but just found it torture to reach the end.
The ending was a huge let down and very predictable and just honestly wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.