House of Skin

House of Skin All it needs to live again is fresh blood Myles Carver is dead But his estate Watermere lives on waiting for a new Carver to move in Myles s wife Annabel is dead too but she is also waiting lyi

  • Title: House of Skin
  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • ISBN: 9781609289218
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • All it needs to live again is fresh blood Myles Carver is dead But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in Myles s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she s not prepared to stop now She is hungry to live agaAll it needs to live again is fresh blood Myles Carver is dead But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in Myles s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she s not prepared to stop now She is hungry to live again and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key Julia Merrow has a secret almost as dark as Watermere s But when she and Paul fall in love they think their problems might be over How can they know what Fate and Annabel have in store for them Who could imagine that what was once a moldering corpse in a forest grave is growing stronger every day, eager to take her rightful place amongst the horrors of Watermere

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    1. 4.5 stars! HOUSE OF SKIN, by Jonathan Janz, is a thought-provoking, ghost/haunted house novel that is set in the perfect location to envision such a story. When Paul Carver is left the vast estate of Watermere, upon the passing of his Uncle Myles, he drops everything in his unfulfilling home life and eagerly jumps at the chance for a fresh start."All it needs to live again is fresh blood"What Paul doesn't count on is that he is the only person in the town that doesn't know anything about the Unc [...]

    2. If I ever happen to inherit an estate in the futureI will probably think twice about accepting after reading House of Skin. *shivers* So much scary, anxiety inducing, nightmare like goodness to this story. (yes I said goodness) Mr. Janz definitely has a talent for painting creep. There are certain images I will never get out of my head! Great read for this particular time of the year with Halloween drawing nigh.

    3. This book was amazing! Another great scary story by Jonathan Janz. Always amazed how vividly he paints the scene as well as his characters. Highly recommended by me!

    4. "House of Skin" is an outstanding supernatural tale that's filled with murder, obsession, possession, sex, chilling plot twists, and outstanding writing. Author Jonathan Janz has set the bar high for his next work because this novel is so hard to put down. The plot revolves around the cursed Carver family and their estate, Watermere. When Paul Carver inherits the estate from his not-so-dear departed uncle, Miles Carver, he leaves his life and girlfriend behind in Memphis and moves to Indiana. As [...]

    5. A man inherits a house--not your average home, but rather, an estate--complete with its own name. Upon moving in, he begins to discover some disturbing facts about his deceased relatives. It doesn't take long for the past to catch up to the present as supernatural forces threaten to destroy the man and everything he holds dear.I thought this book was very well written and had an interesting storyline. The author's brilliant use of figurative and descriptive language throughout the story made it [...]

    6. Alright, so every review of this book so far has given it lots of big shiny stars. I just can't though. This book is perhaps the single most unoriginal horror novel I have ever read (and that is saying A LOT). It's actually unfortunate, because I think Janz has wonderful gift for story telling and imagery. He managed to combine a back story and current story and make both equally as interesting which is one hell of a talent. His dialogue is completely believable and doesn't ever feel unnatural.F [...]

    7. Jonathan Janz, author of such notable horror novels The Sorrows, Savage Species, Dust Devils, and the newly released Castle of Sorrows, has crafted a chilling story of madness, murder, and undying supernatural hunger. Paul Carver, wannabe writer, inherits his infamous relative's fortune and Victorian estate in rural Indiana. He moves there, thinking a fresh start will help him realize his dreams of becoming a horror novelist. But little does he know that truth is stranger than fiction, and after [...]

    8. Another fantastic book by Jonathan Janz!This story captivates you from the beginning and doesn't let up. I had no idea where it was going and that is a good thing, predictably is not something you want in any book. This was well written and Jonathan's frame story technique made it all the more intriguing.You get it all with this book and it's definitely not for the faint at heart. Great characters (some likeableme not so) and scenes. You will be shocked, horrified, grossed out and of course ther [...]

    9. Yes, horror novels can be sexy, especially when they're crafted by an author at the top of his game. House of Skin is a dark ride down the into the depths of the corrupted souls that have lived in the Watermere estate. Intrigue and the ghosts of dirty deeds abound in one of the most gripping stories I've read all year. Who or what was Myles Carver and his deliciously deviant wife Annabel? And what has Paul Myles gotten himself into as he claims his inheritance on the haunted estate with a past s [...]

    10. After placing Jonathan's debut novel, The Sorrows, on my Fave Five of 2012 list, I was eager to see how his next effort, published in the second half of last year, would pan out. House of Skin is a title alluded to in The Sorrows, as the protagonist works on the score of a film project by that name, but I will say right now that the book threw me, because the horror went in a much different direction than I expected--and that's probably a good thing, too.After his estranged uncle dies, Paul Carv [...]

    11. So I guess by my rating it's pretty clear that I was pretty unimpressed. This was another recommend I just happened to take a chance on so I'm not too broken up about it, but House of Skin is not something I would recommend to someone else. The plot is confused and forced because it seems the author tried to mash several archetypal horror stories into a a big jumbled mess that didn't ever quite come together for me, not even in the end. I would say maybe not put in the time to read this particu [...]

    12. House Of Skin is a super creepy tale of ghostly possesion that is sure to please. The setting is perfectly spooky and the characters are believable and for the most part sympathetic. I really felt bad for Paul and Julia as they struggle to escape the plans Annabel has for them. Annabel is terrifying and evil, the perfect villain for this haunting tale. The story starts off slowly but builds to an explosive ending that's not for the faint hearted. Fans of ghost stories like The Haunting of Hill H [...]

    13. House of Skin is one of those baffling novels where the writer introduces some interesting plot twists then gets bogged down in rather pedestrian dialogue. I struggled to finish this book because none of the main characters were very likeable. I really felt this book was written in three parts. The first part brought some delightful plotting, but it missed the mark on setting the proper tone. You have a house in the woods and yet no attempt is made to make the surrounding forest dark, foreboding [...]

    14. Sadly dull after a relatively interesting intro. Expected a kind of Dean Koontz styled cheese-fest but this book drags out for twice as long as it should be. I liked the idea of the overweight, bumbling hero but of course has to become cocky and muscle-bound by the end. Super boring sex scenes, boobs, boobs, boobs. Plenty of sexual assault too, cause that sure spells scary. The supernatural elements seemed tacked on and incongruous. WTF is up with the scene with MC's ex and the mirror? Bland set [...]

    15. "House of Skin" is a great read and a breathe of fresh air for a horror fan looking for something new. It's a story that wastes no time getting started and keeps you wondering where it is going next. This one has all the ingredients for a nice twisted tale; lust, deception, murder, jealousy and evil spirits. Really mean ones. It introduces several characters that immediately engage you. It's also got some great horror moments and some twists that you won't see coming that will delight you. I rea [...]

    16. Another wonderfully horrific story from Jonathan Janz! A great haunted house tale that pulls you in and doesn't let go. None of the characters are very likable and this adds to the validity of the story in my opinion. Afterall it SHOULD be the bad who get punished shouldn't it? This is not one for the faint of heartor weak of stomach.

    17. Excellent book! Read this book in 2 days! Recommended for those who love a good ghost story -just make sure you leave the lights on!

    18. It was good, not great. I wouldn't recommend it, I didn't like any of the characters enough to care what happened to them. It was kind of predictable.

    19. Another entertaining splat-and-smut-soaked foray into modern horror from Mr. Janz. There's no reinvention of the wheel here and no real ground is brokenbut this, like the first entry into the series, remains a very solid 'midlist' piece of rather trashy horror fiction. Right up my alley!Characterizations are good, perhaps even a bit above par for a book like this. The background of the tale unfolds rather languidly, but there's enough sex and gory mayhem to keep the reader engaged as the little [...]

    20. First time reading Jonathan Janz and really have to say I was impressed. Great story line, characters and story just flowed. Recommend.

    21. Hm, this was a hard one to review. Janz definitely wears his influences on his sleeve for this 'haunted house' novel. I say haunted house because it takes place in a house that's being haunted, but the haunted house is definitely not the star of this book and didn't creep me out the way that it should. In fact a lot of the book takes place outside of the house, which I think is part of the reason that it never felt truly alive to me - it lacks that claustrophobic feeling of being trapped the way [...]

    22. I loved this book. It puts an imaginative new spin on the classic "the house is alive" concept. And I don't feel as if I'm giving too much away or spoiling any surprises by saying that, because there are several more elements at play within these pages. I will admit that towards the middle of this novel, the story started to drag and I was afraid I'd lose interest, but that quickly turned around as the plot approached its climax. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. There were some well done de [...]

    23. In this novel, Jonathan Janz pays tribute to gothic ghost stories and to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, while spinning a modern horror tale full of mystery and hidden, horrifying secrets. The tale unfolds gradually before our eyes and those of Myles Carver. The aura of mystery surrounding the house he inherits from an old uncle he knows nothing about is thick. Jonathan Janz very skillfully exposes the troubled past of the house and its inhabitants through a series of odd events and enigmatic char [...]

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