There are places that hold in the traces of evil, houses that become legendary for the mysteries and secrets within their walls. Harrow is one such house. Psychic manifestations, poltergeist activity, hallucinations, and other residue of terror have all been documented in Harrow. It has been called Nightmare House. It is a nest for the restless spirits of the dead. When Ethan Gravesend arrives to inherit Nightmare House, he does not suspect the horror that awaits him — the nightmare of the woman trapped within the walls of the house, or the endless crying of an unseen child.
Well I must start with this, a confession, I followed Goodreads on Facebook and this book was placed on lists as #3, this is all wrong and if I had surfed myself on through the web over to Douglas Clegg’s website I would have known better. Nightmare House is the first book in the series, though if you have read both Mischief and The Infinite you will not feel lost and several details will be filled in making the whole series even better. I do enjoy that all 3 books belong together, you may read one and feel satisfied if this is the type of reader you are. I do not usually like commitments but I enjoyed his books so much that I gave into all three in the Harrow Series. So let’s drift back and forget about the other two books for the moment.
Nightmare House was a good book, a bit slow for the first few chapters with family history, but if you are able to stick it out you are rewarded with a very nice ghost story.
The story is told by Esteban, who goes by Ethan for most of the book. He is nearing 100 years of age as he looks upon how he fell into Nightmare House and the events that he experienced there. Memories come flooding back as he stepped through the front doors after so many years of being absent, a little girl’s ghost appears, and he discovers the family secret that is hidden until he finds a world with in the walls of the house that few know about. A fight for life and sanity begins for all who enter after this secret is found and many do not survive.
I did enjoy Nightmare House once it picked up but out of the 3 in the series it is the last on my list. I am not sure if I ever would read it again but I do not regret anything about it other than my misinformation.
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