-Shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel
-Winner of the American Library Association's Horror Book of 2017
"Intensely realized and beautifully orchestrated Gothic horror." —Joyce Carol Oates
"A match for readers who enjoyed Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." —Booklist (starred review)
At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests…
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.
Why aren’t more people talking about this book?
The Haunting of Hill House + The Shining + The Last Broadcast
Justin Wainwright has been blessed with a filthy rich dad. He is able to start up a passion project, a website meant to bring new fans to the horror genre. He comes up with a sure fire way to make his project the next big thing. He invites the four most influential horror authors for an interview to be live-streamed Halloween night. However, there’s a fifth star, and the biggest. Kill Creek. It’s a house that urban legends are made of.
I ADORED this book! I got off gabbyreads’ rec. but she’s right. WHY don’t more people talk about this book? This reminds me of the horror I grew up with: classic King, Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allen Poe. Where the scares come not from the gore, but what is unseen and has to be guessed. There is plenty of blood and guts to go with the psychological scares, don’t worry!! Thomas did a masterful job in character building. Each character, primary, secondary, and even the ones we never meet, are completely fleshed out. I didn’t want this book to end!!
Buy this for yourself or someone who wants classic horror. Or, if you’re twisted, get it for a budding author.
Pretty good read
Not anything profound or ground breaking. Nice easy read. Imagery was good, I was legitimately creeped out a few times. Definitely reminds me of King in a good way. Author seems overly focused on the characters weight. Like, I get it…this guy is super fat and that girl is super hot. Move on.