This psychological thriller follows a family to their Appalachian farmhouse where they encounter an unimaginable horror.
In the summer of 1994, psychologist Daniel Hill buys a rustic farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia.
Along with his wife and teenage daughter, the family uproots their lives in Ohio and moves south. They are initially seduced by the natural beauty of the country setting. That soon changes when they discover a hidden room in the basement with a well, boarded shut and adorned with crucifixes.
Local legends about the previous owner being an exorcist come to light, but by then, all Hell has broken loose.
This 1990s horror novel is perfect for fans of family thriller books, stories of demonic possession, exorcism fiction, the occult, or thrillers like The Exorcist, A Head Full of Ghosts, and The Amityville Horror.
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Why this narration??
I have to echo the first review. I'm about two hours in and I'd probably enjoy this more if I were reading it rather than listening to it being read - this narrator reads like it's storytime for kindergarteners. The inflection used for all dialogue is unbearably cartoonish. Bizarrely corny in a way I haven't encountered in an audiobook before. This might've been fine for a different genre, but it's a terrible miss for a horror novel. I can't finish this book.
Honestly, I can’t say anything about the writing, or the story because I couldn’t get very far in at all. I simply could not tolerate the narrator. My experience of the way he read the story was as if I was at circle time in kindergarten, listening to my teacher, reading us all a book.
I couldn’t put this book down. The characters were likable and the plot full of twists and turns.