Monday, July 14, 2014

Elderwood Manor - by Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes - Home sweet home...not so much

4 of 5 Stars

Elderwood Manor gets off to a rather slow start, but develops into a breathtaking story of a house with a long memory and an appetite for vengeance.

Bruce Davenport and his four-year-old son, Cody, are on their way to the mansion where he grew up.  It started with a call from his estranged and aging mother.

The house, larger than a football field, is suitable creepy.  "The hinges squealed slightly as the door swung open to reveal his mother's bedroom.  It smelled of mothballs and light perfume.  More alarming was the scent of old age, mortality taking it's withering measure, death creeping into brittle bones."

What Bruce finds in the old house has him and Cody doing whatever they can, just to survive the night.

Elderwood Manor had moments of brilliance with a strong creep factor and a great back-story, but the actual events that take place in the house, while horrible, take an enormous suspension of disbelief.

Elderwood Manor is scheduled for release on July, 15, 2014 from Darkfuse and will be available for the Kindle on  If you subscribe to Amazon Prime you can read this novella for FREE through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

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