I follow Chuck Wendig’s blog and one of his recent posts has been to recommend a scary book that you have read. Now, I only got into reading horror recently and have probably only read 4/5 ‘horror’ books in my entire life time. But I’ll give it a shot.
My recommendation is for the book Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne. I read this a couple of years ago, albeit on a second attempt (the first time I wasn’t in the right frame of mind). I loved this story at it actually had me on edge throughout. I have read action books and thrillers where I can feel that a scene is intense and scary, but not really had any sort of physical response to what is going on, however, with Ghost Song – I definitely had a good reaction. There would be times when I would be 20/30 pages into a reading session, only to realise that I’d been sat with my back and shoulder tensed to near implosion as flipped through the pages on after the other. It is, as they call it, a page tuner.
I won’t get into any spoilers or any of that palaver, but you will find a brief from Amazon about what the book entails below. What I will say however, if that is does really leave you with an eerie feeling once you finish the last page and makes you doubt walking through your house in the dark!
Check it out.
The old Tarleton music hall on London’s Bankside is the subject of a mysterious restraint order that has kept it closed for over ninety years. When Robert Fallon is asked to survey the building, he finds clues indicating that its long twilight sleep may contain a sinister secret. Joining forces with researcher Hilary Bryant, Robert discovers the legend of the Tarleton’s ‘ghost’ – a mysterious figure who was first glimpsed during the time of the charismatic performer Toby Chance, once the darling of Edwardian audiences until he vanished suddenly and inexplicably in the early 1900s. After almost a century, the Tarleton’s dark silence is about to end. But there are those who find its re-opening a threatening prospect and, as Robert and Hilary delve into the macabre history of one of London’s oldest music halls, they both become menaced by the secrets of the past.