Review; The Exorcist's House by Nick Roberts
Description from GoodreadsIn the summer of 1994, psychologist Daniel Hill buys a rustic farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia.
Along with his wife, Nora, and their teenage daughter, Alice, the family uproots their lives in Ohio and moves south. At first, they are seduced by the natural beauty of the farm and enjoy the bonding experience of fixing the old house, but that all changes when they discover a hidden room in the basement with a well, boarded shut and adorned with crucifixes.
Local legends about the previous owner’s predilection for performing exorcisms come to light, but by then, all Hell has broken loose.
My Thoughts on the Book
We all love creepy basements, don't we? All die-hard horror fans know that it's best to stay FAR AWAY from basements, especially if it contains a boarded shut well, am I right? The basement in this novel just proves the point of this horror trope.
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this book has it had a creepy feeling to it. It's not one of those blood, guts, and gore horror novels. It's more of a phsycological one, which I prefer. I loved the plot and the storyline, as well as the characters, especially Daniel and Alice. There's also an homage to both Amityville and The Exorcist in this novel, which was a huge bonus point for a horror fan like me.
If one wants to pick up a haunted house horror novel, pretty please pick up The Exorcist's House by Nick Roberts.