“Using a real-life apartment building with a torrid and disturbing history as a starting point, Alleyne’s debut novel blends contemporary and historical fiction with a heavy dose of the occult.”
When Alex Palmer’s girlfriend Claire buys an apartment in Belle Vue Manor, he can’t believe his luck. A history student, Alex lives for things such as the Belle Vue, which was formerly a Victorian lunatic asylum.
Soon Alex learns a terrible secret about the asylum and, with Claire and their friend Marianne, they find themselves caught in a nightmare. Each of them come face to face with the consequences of evil. The Belle Vue has a dark history, and the rumors of cruel treatment of the patients, even satanic rituals, are true.
Two strands, past and present, unfurl. The Belle Vue houses a thirst for revenge, and Alex is unaware of the terrible price he and the ones he loves will pay to expose the truth.
Why we’re excited about this book:
C. S. Alleyne is newcomer to the horror fiction community. She is the author of the novelette Power, published by Crystal Lake Publishing. Alleyne has a lifelong fascination with history and the supernatural, finding inspiration from the places she discovers. Using a real-life apartment building with a torrid and disturbing history as a starting point, Alleyne’s debut novel blends contemporary and historical fiction with a heavy dose of the occult.
Forthcoming from Crystal Lake Publishing, Belle Vue by C.S. Alleyne will be releasing 25 August 2020 and is available for pre-order now.