The Secret of Crickley Hall

Kobo ebook | April 18, 2011

byJames Herbert

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The Caleighs have had a terrible year... They need time and space, while they await the news they dread. Gabe has brought his wife, Eve, and daughters, Loren and Cally, down to Devon, to the peaceful seaside village of Hollow Bay. He can work and Eve and the kids can have some peace and quiet and perhaps they can try, as a family, to come to terms with what’s happened to them... Crickley Hall is an unusually large house on the outskirts of the village at the bottom of Devil's Cleave, a massive tree-lined gorge - the stuff of local legend. A river flows past the front garden. It's perfect for them... if a bit gloomy. And Chester, their dog, seems really spooked at being away from home. And old houses do make sounds. And it's constantly cold. And even though they shut the cellar door every night, it’s always open again in morning… The Secret of Crickley Hall is James Herbert’s finest novel to date. It explores the darker, more obtuse territories of evil and the supernatural. With brooding menace and rising tension, he masterfully and relentlessly draws the reader through to the ultimate revelation – one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside.

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The Caleighs have had a terrible year... They need time and space, while they await the news they dread. Gabe has brought his wife, Eve, and daughters, Loren and Cally, down to Devon, to the peaceful seaside village of Hollow Bay. He can work and Eve and the kids can have some peace and quiet and perhaps they can try, as a family, to c...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 18, 2011Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330472534

ISBN - 13:9780330472531

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Over-dramatic My problem with J. Herbert's writing style is that he is too 'dramatic' at times, and he indulges too much in creating the worst characters he can think of as antagonists, often making them come across as 2D rather than well-rounded. Honestly, I think the TV drama made a better job at fleshing out the character and creating atmosphere.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The secret of crickley hall Great read like his others very dark and creepy. Great night read!
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs Found it hard to put away. So engrossing and descriptive that at times was so absorbed that when spoken to, jumped out of my skin!
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brill read After watch the tv drama of this I had to buy the book lets say im not upset its brilliant x
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Really enjoyed reading this book. First of James Herbert books I've read. Very gripping and good thriller and full of hauntings keeps you on the edge of your seat. I've held off watching the tv series till I finished the book now I can see if it is just as gripping :)
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never disappoints As usual another good book fromMr Herbert, good plot nicely done
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never disappoints As usual another good book fromMr Herbert, good plot nicely done
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant book! Couldn't put it down, and very creepy!!!
Date published: 2012-12-24