The House On Cold Hill by Peter James – A Brilliant Haunted House Story

 The House On Cold Hill by Peter James – A Brilliant Haunted House Story


I want to tell you about a fantastic haunted house book I have just read. It’s called The House On Cold Hill by bestselling author Peter James, and it really is one of the most  entertaining and gripping haunted house novels I have ever read in my life. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I would rank it right up there with the supernatural novels of my all time favourite horror author, James Herbert. It really is that good.

The House On Cold Hill tells the story of Ollie and Carol Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter Jade, as they relocate from the heart of Brighton to live in a big old dilapidated mansion deep in the Sussex countryside. Although it’s a big step, Ollie is instantly filled with delight once he claps eyes on their grand new country home. Despite the big cost of moving house, he has always harboured a dream to live in the country, and so he looks upon Cold Hill as the ideal place for his animal-loving daughter, the perfect place to work on his web design business, and a fabulous long-term investment.

But they are only in Cold Hill for a few days before strange things start to happen, things which set the alarm bells ringing so much that they soon begin to wonder if they have taken the right step by uprooting out to this mansion. Jade’s friend is the first one to see the ghostly woman, standing right behind her as the pals communicate on Facetime. More eerie sightings soon follow, in addition to a string of unexplainable occurrences in the house.

As the hauntings become more and more ominous and threatening, and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the disturbed family uncover Cold Hill’s dark history… and the terrifying truth about what it could spell for them.



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