Darling

Darling Raynham Place has been home to a number of mysterious occurrences From its start as a battlefield through its time as a tuberculosis hospital and even in its current incarnation as an apartment comple

  • Title: Darling
  • Author: Brad C. Hodson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Raynham Place has been home to a number of mysterious occurrences From its start as a battlefield through its time as a tuberculosis hospital and even in its current incarnation as an apartment complex, the grounds here have been awash in blood and instability When two friends decide to move in to Raynham together, a wound that they share opens wide and threatens their sRaynham Place has been home to a number of mysterious occurrences From its start as a battlefield through its time as a tuberculosis hospital and even in its current incarnation as an apartment complex, the grounds here have been awash in blood and instability When two friends decide to move in to Raynham together, a wound that they share opens wide and threatens their sanity But they re not alone Something is off here at Raynham, something that goes beyond the local legends of ghosts and serial killers and Black Hounds, something that gets inside of everyone who ever lives here When a sacrifice is made, the first freely given in ages, the truth behind Raynham s legends finally surfaces and the building fills to bursting with all the dreams of Hell

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    1. Its got a hold on you.It crept its way inthrough blood and through sin.Its got a hold on you.Your soul it will taste.Your body will not waste.Its got a hold on you.Whispering in your ear,of its wants and your fears.Its got a hold on you.So many tragedies in this place.Spirits of the past sharing space.Its got a hold on you.Forget all you know.Darling's hereand she's not letting go~By Nikki3.5 starsIt started out with a guy named Mike who let his parents run his life for him and his best friend, [...]

    2. This was my first book by Brad Hodson but will most definitely not be my last. This was a very enjoyable read. The story set a mood of uneasiness to it that makes these kind of books what they are basically about - terror and horror. Though set in an apartment structure/complex, it had the connotation of that haunted house vibe one gets. There was an ominous feeling of like going into a dark cave that proceeds to get darker and more narrow as one continues their blind journey into the abyss whil [...]

    3. I'm more of a classic horror fan, but found elements of this story very traditional, and satisfying. Those who find history of places interesting will love the way the past influences the present, with persistence that pays. The descriptions were vivid, and great imagery helped to set a chilling mood. The dream like nature of the tale's progression really worked well. My reservations-- the adult sequences and extreme violence, but, these are staples & the modern state of the genre. I overloo [...]

    4. Thoroughly enjoyed this creepy tale. Hodson does an expert job of juggling multiple characters and giving them each their moments to shine. He also crafts a genuinely disturbing landscape for them--an apartment building called Raynham Place which is located on a haunted patch of land with a dark diverse history. The tenants each face their own terrifying brand of horror, and Hodson deserves serious props for conjuring so many nasty fates. Look forward to reading more from this author!

    5. You know when you're reading a book, and it keeps getting creepier and darker, and you end up staying up until 2am to finish, because you know you're not going to be able to sleep until it's over? And then you finish, but still can't quite get to sleep because of the mental images left by the final chapters? I need a nap.

    6. Darling is a horror novel, it doesn't gross genre, or try to break any daring new ground but that's OK. At it's heart is a classic style horror novel. While the setting is modern it the tone and creepy atmosphere has a great 80's horror novel feel. Similar to the kind of book you might have found in the Abyss line by dell books. I loved many novels in that line. Reading this novel is kinda like slipping on a favorite old shirt. The story centers around Rayham Place an apartment building and land [...]

    7. It's hard to write a review of this book without describing how it made me feel. Not emotionally, although it was terrifying, exhilarating and pleasing in a near constant rotation. But feel here refers to the physical, and my body was electrified while reading.Hodson grabbed me in the opening paragraphs, and let go of my heart some time after I put it down. Hodson has penned a truly wonderful story here, one you should feel proud to shelve next to the other thrillers in your collection.

    8. Intense and atmospheric, my favorite qualities in a haunted house novel. This is a pure horror novel with interesting characters and a slightly self-aware approach to the material. It accomplishes everything it wants to accomplish and then some. I was a follower of Hodson's writing before, but now I'll be a devout follower.

    9. It's been far too long since a story terrified me this much! Every few pages I caught mysel choking back screams, thankful daylight still reigned. I went in expecting a version of Rosemary's Baby, but enjoyed this somuch more.

    10. This book is a very good read. It has alot of nice twists and turns and is very direct with "getting in your face" horror. Brad's writing style really makes you feel like you are in the story and seeing what the characters are going through. First thing I thought when I finished the book is how Darling would make a very good movie. I highly recommend this book!

    11. This is a very good novel.It´s atmospheric, when I was reading it my mindwas easily filled with images of the building in which the story takes place.And the story is full of darkness and wickedness.A fantastic andcreepy reading from start to finish.

    12. This is a great horror story. There was plenty of character development and twists along the way. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    13. Check out John Skipp's review of DARLING in Fangoria: fangoria/new/darling-bHere are what others are saying about it:One of the creepiest settings I’ve ever experienced…DARLING is deeply unsettling, in your face horror.–Nate Kenyon, Award-winning author of SPARROW ROCK and DIABLO: THE ORDER*Hodson delivers with passion and intensity.-Scott Nicholson, LIQUID FEAR and THE RED CHURCH*Have you had the pleasure of meeting Brad C. Hodson’s work yet? His short stories in HORROR FOR GOOD and Joh [...]

    14. Hodson’s debut novel, Darling, is billed as ghost story. It definitely has the creepy setting. Raynham Place has a dark past. The grounds began as a blood-soaked battlefield before construction ever began. The first building was a hospital and it has finally found a modern identity as an apartment complex. But the blood just will not stay in the past. When two friends move into an apartment, old wounds begin to fester. But the age-old question crawls from the closet here. Just what is happenin [...]

    15. Solid Five Star Ghost Story. Excellent read from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Other books in a similar vein include: Ghost Story by Peter Straub, The New Neighbor, by Ray Garton, Cold Heart Canyon by Clive Barker, and Witch Water by Edward Lee.

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