I’m really glad I read this in the way up to Halloween. For whatever reason, it suited my current mood perfectly. Nothing too gory and blood-splattered, no scares that were going to keep me up at night ruminating over. Instead it’s more a spooky tale of PG scares where you know that no matter what happens, everyone will end up fine.
In small-town America, a young boy disappears. Eventually he shows up safe, but that hasn’t stopped the town’s people throwing their suspicion and venting all their anger on the old lady who lives in the crooked house – the town witch. Unfortunately, before the boy is found, someone has set that old lady’s house aflame and she dies in front of the shocked town’s folk. Dissolving straight into ash as she does.
Now it’s three years later and children have started to disappear again – for real this time – and it seems that the witch is back.
THE WITCH OF HALLOWEEN HOUSE is a fun ride of the book. My own horror isn’t anything like this. It goes to work on adult themes and isn’t remotely kid friendly. My thirteen year old niece still isn’t allowed to read any of my horror. And that makes me so glad that there are books like this out there that anybody in the family can read and get safe Halloween thrills from.
If you’re reading this on Halloween itself, then two of my books, DEATH AT THE SEASIDE and CONFINED SPACES are free today! DEATH AT THE SEASIDE is the first of my ‘Ghostly Shadows’ novella series which will be taking up my time in 2019; while CONFINED SPACES is my collection of claustrophobic short stories. You can get them both free today (or 99c/99p on other days). Happy reading!