Although the book is set in England, it is not one of the English books that leave me feeling less than happy about reading it. It is written from an American point of view, so that must make the difference.
I highly recommend this book for one who likes suspenseful stories.
I was disappointed. It was okay, but not as special as I expected. It's well written, but goes on much too long, and I found myself bored and skipping paragraphs and pages near the end (like I did when I used to read Stephen King books.)
It's harmless, but a waste of time. Guess I'll reread Dorothy MacArdle's "The Uninvited", or Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" again.
When American horror film director Richard Storm first arrives in London, he has his own secret mission. Part vacation, part research, he finds renewed purpose in working at a magazine which features weird phenomena - Bizarre. The owner and editor is herself a curiosity and opens up a whole new world to Richard - a world of strange but true hauntings, ghost hunts and spirit worship. When Richard is first introduced to beautiful heiress Sophia Endering, he finds himself helplessly in love with her.
But Sophia is as dangerous to herself as she is for those who love her - for she has an almost unstoppable death wish. The smitten Richard follows Sophia through the labyrinth of her family's madness and their involvement in Nazi art thefts, down a trail formed by ghost stories more chilling then any that Richard could create for his movies.
This book was very good in parts, but I have to say that it was not one of my favorite books. I had some trouble following the plot and must say honestly that I'm still not entirely sure about certain parts of the story. Mareena got this book for me because she knew how much I had enjoyed True Crime, which is also by Andrew Klavan. I give this book an A!
Richard Storn is passionate, hot-blooded, and running out of time. Sophia Endering is cool, beautiful, and haunted by a centures-old mystery. Now the Hollywood filmmaker and the troubled young woman have come together ina race against the unbelieveable, the unthingable, and...
Richard Storm reached the top of his profession, producing horror films based on classic English ghost stories. Now, with his life beginning to unravel, Richard is searching for something to believe in. Fleeing Hollywood for London, he embarks on a desperate quest: to find evidence that the great old stories bear some truth, that the human spirit lives on after death.
What he finds is Sophia, a woman caught in a nightmare more chilling that any of his film horrors. Propelled by a furious love, haunted by a terror he can barely confess to himself, storm pursues Sophia through the labyrinth of her family's madness and thier involvement in Nazi art thefts, down a trail formed by teh classic ghost sotires themselves-- into the very hearth of the uncanny...