Friday, December 19, 2014
Angel Manor (Lucifer Falls Book 1) - by Chantal Noordeloos - A wickedly enjoyable ghost story
I absolutely love picking up a book by someone I've never read before, finding a story which exceeds my expectations, and then discovering it's the writer's first full-length novel. This is exactly what happened with Angel Manor (Lucifer Falls Book 1) by Chantal Noordeloos.
I kept seeing this book pop up in my Facebook News Feed with great reviews and recommendations and decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Let's see if this gets past the Amazon censors. "The blood trickled over the sagging breasts of the Mother Superior, staining her white skin crimson. The limp body of a five-year old boy hung slack in her arms." What a kick-ass way to start a horror novel.
Freya Formynder has inherited Angel Manor, a property big enough to be a hotel and that's exactly the plan, to turn the place into a money making proposition with the help of her two besties, Oliver Jardin and Bambi Green.
Lucifer Falls is a beautiful location for Angel Manor. Although, local legend has it that when Lucifer fell from Heaven, this is where he landed.
The facility has potential, but it's also got some unwanted guests. Add a group of young construction workers from the "Second Chance" project and a psychic with her team of ghost hunters, and Angel Manor has all the makings of a wildly imaginative haunted house story.
The author goes all out, no character is safe, and some of the scenes are truly disturbing. I really enjoyed what Chantal Noordeloos has done here and look forward to book two in the Lucifer Falls series.
Angel Manor, published by Horrific Tales Publishing, is available in paperback and for the Kindle through Amazon.com and if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read this one at no additional charge.