The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz
• Paperback: 288 pages
• Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; US paperback edition edition (6 Sept. 2018)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1787580059
• ISBN-13: 978-1787580053
BLURB: When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different.
Built by a 1700s land baron to contain the madness and depravity of his eldest son, the house is plagued by shadows of the past and the lingering taint of bloodshed. David is haunted, as well. For twenty-two years ago, he turned away the woman he loved, and she took her life in sorrow.
And David suspects she’s followed him to the Alexander House.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories.
His work has been championed by authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal, and the School Library Journal.
His novel Children of the Dark was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year.
Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children.
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Now onto my review 😀 I was lucky enough to receive this arc for my unbiased review.
Alexander house is a place that should be a name you find fearful (you probably will by the end of this book 😂) we introduce an author called David Caine who likes to write books about legendary haunted houses. The particular house is owned by one of David’s old college friends who has asked him to stay for a month to see if there is any spiritual going ons. Everyone in the same estate (neighbourhood) all know about this house that’s haunted. Forever sceptical David thinks it’s all coddlewash and believes there’s nothing haunting about this house. So he’s there for his first night and shits himself (as most people would) he starts hearing voices and strange going ons. David tries to brush this off. The voices now become more consistent and go into depth about things that David would only know.
You will have to read the book to find out what happens to David. I’d give this book a 4/5 definitely worth a read.