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    {Review} THE GARDEN OF BEWITCHMENT, by Catherine Cavendish

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural Format: ARC Don’t play the game. In 1893, Evelyn and Claire leave their home in a Yorkshire town for life in a rural retreat on their beloved moors. But when a strange toy garden mysteriously appears, a chain of increasingly terrifying events is unleashed. Neighbour Matthew Dixon befriends Evelyn, but seems to have more than one secret to hide. Then the horror really begins. The Garden of Bewitchment is all too real and something is threatening the lives and sanity of the women. Evelyn no longer knows who – or…

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    {Guest Review} The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

    Today we welcome Madeline Irish back to share her thoughts on Carol Goodman’s WIDOW’S HOUSE. Madeline is a reader, writer, lover, and dirty fighter. By day, she is a YA librarian in a town near Salem, Massachusetts; by night, she splits her hours between reading fabulous horror, suspense, and psychological fiction, deconstructing horror movies and wondering why she didn’t major in film criticism. She enjoys cooking things she will always add more salt to once they are on the table. Thanks for joining us again, Madeline! If you have an original review you’d like to share with Horror After Dark please click HERE! Synopsis This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning…

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    WHILE YOU SLEEP by Stephanie Merritt Review

    It begins, they say, with a woman screaming . . . On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: nighttime intrusions; unknown voices; a constant sense of being watched. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer…

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    {Review} LINDEN MANOR, by Catherine Cavendish

    LINDEN MANOR by Catherine Cavendish Published by Crossroad Press on January 11, 2017 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Thriller, witch Pages: 93 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Have you ever been so scared your soul left your body? All her life, Lesley Carpenter has been haunted by a gruesome nursery rhyme—“The Scottish Bride”—sung to her by her great grandmother. To find out more about its origins, Lesley visits the mysterious Isobel Warrender, the current hereditary owner of Linden Manor, a grand house with centuries of murky history surrounding it. But her visit transforms into a nightmare…

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    {Review} Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco, narrated by R.C. Bray

    by Robert Marasco Published by Blue Heron Audio on March 25, 2016 Genres: Horror Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon…