This book makes the 70s series "Dark Shadows" seem both complex and subtle. And by that, I mean don't read it.
When Joss Grant inherits Belheddon Hall in Essex from a mother she never knew, she and her husband, Luke, move in with their young son, Tom. All Joss knows of the house is that her two young brothers died there many years ago, but local townspeople whisper of a curse on both the house and Joss's family. Something is definitely wrong: the laughter of young boys echoes through its rooms; Tom goes into hysterics at the sight of a "tin man"; a ghostly voice whispers "Katherine"; and fresh white roses are found mysteriously strewn throughout the house.
The birth of her second son only ads to Joss's terror. And when the marks of violent pinches start appearing on both boys, it seems obvious to Luke that Joss herself is responsible for the dangers at Belheddon Hall. Now she is on her own to solve the centuries-old curse of the house, and to save her sons - and herself before another generation falls victim.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! House of Echoes is another one of Erskine's totally engrossing reads. I found it to be an easy, smooth read, totally engrossing, spine tingling and a very difficult book to put down to clean house!
Great book for anyone into the horror genre.
This is one of the best ghost stories I've read so far...some of it was predictable, but there were a few twists...
This book is a very good book if you like ghost stories.
I couldn't put it down even though I had other things
to do. It is a very good read. It will keep you on the
edge of yhour seat. The characters are believable.
When Joss Grant inherits Belheddon Hall in Essex from a mother she never knew,she and her husband,Luke move in with their young son,Tom.All Joss knows of the house is her two young brothers died there many years ago,but local townspeople whisper darkly of a curse on both the house and Joss's family.
I've always loved ghost stories - this book did not disappoint. This is a hair-raising, suspenseful ghost story. Even though Barbara Erskine is one of my favorite authors now, I had no preconceived notion about her as a writer when I read this for the first time. It was so good that it earned keeper status on my shelf.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There's a great plot and the characters are interesting and likeable. I always like to study the family trees at the beginning of books, and the similarity of the events that happened to the generations shown began drawing me into the story from that moment. As she did in *Lady of Hay*, Ms. Erskine makes a most improbable tale seem all too real; I want to visit Belheddon and see the medieval vaulting in the cellars, visit the attics and stand in the huge great hall. And of course I want to meet Joss and Luke and the kids.