Book Review: The House of Little Bones
Hey Horror Lovers,
Ready for some more chills and thrills? I sure hope so, because I just finished reading another horror novel!
This time I read The House of Little Bones by Beverley Lee.
This was one of my library title picks for this month (you can check out this and my other picks here), and rather than let them collect dust while I catch up on older TBR items, I decided to give this one a try due to its scary cover.
So, was this as scary as it looked? On to the review!
He thought he was untouchable…
David Lansdown, esteemed British horror writer and supernatural sceptic, is used to basking in the glow of the press. Until a hastily snapped photo hits the headlines and makes his affair with his publisher’s son public.
When David finds himself at Bone Hollow, a house with a glass wall overlooking a wild and desolate moor, his only concern is writing his next best seller to bury his misdeeds in the past.
But something stirs beneath the earth. Something bound to the land. Something determined to take everything from him.
Luca Fox-Waite is still in love with the man who cast him aside, but his own childhood demons lurk in his shadow. As he discovers more about Bone Hollow’s history, he finds himself ensnared in its story—a story steeped in time and tragedy.
Because curses lie in bones, and they do not die.
The House of Little Bones is a tale of avarice, adoration, and of how the sins of the past cling to the living as well as the dead.
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Four fantastic stars go to this entertaining LGBT horror novel!
In this book we follow the aftermath of a breakup between David and his publisher’s son Luca. David has retreated to the wilderness in a house called Bone Hallow for some piece of mind and to make his big comeback as a horror author. But when strange things start to happen, David has to consider that he may no longer be alone or safe. Is he losing his mind, or is there really someone or something lurking in the shadows watching him?
I really loved the premise of this book, especially the fact that the main characters were gay and dealing with some serious emotional wounds. We don’t get to see that enough, especially in the horror genre.
David and Luca were fun characters to get to know. David is a nonbeliever and Luca has always been a believer, so there was a nice juxtaposition in their personalities that kept things interesting. Throughout the novel we got some glimpses of what happened after the affair was exposed, and although I would’ve liked to see a bit more of their happy days together, the scandal of their situation was really engaging.
The atmosphere of this novel was tense, and I loved the sense of mystery throughout. The moors David travels to have this ominous feel to them that doesn’t let up, and I loved all the chilling moments.
If you’re looking for a solid scary read, definitely give this book a try!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!