Look Out For … House of Spines by Michael J Malone

Look Out For … House of Spines by Michael J Malone

“A dark, brooding psychological journey into tension and terror.”

A terrifying psychological thriller cum Gothic mystery, as a young man with mental health issues inherits an isolate mansion, where all is not as it seems …

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who it seems has been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, it seems Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word–the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror … the reflection of a woman … A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly …

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

Gothic horror stories are always welcome here at This Is Horror, and House of Spines ticks all the boxes for a dark, brooding psychological journey into tension and terror. A poet, a crumbling house, ghostly happenings–all add up to make House of Spines an intriguing proposition.

House of Spines is out on 15 September 2017 and is available from Amazon.

 

RICHARD COSGROVE

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