Also by this author: Gore Girls, The Werewolf Wants Me, Drone
What is the secret of the ancient mansion that broods on the hill? Why is everyone afraid to enter?
Sixteen-year-old Deb Gordon's mom is a realtor. She doesn't believe the local legends about murders and madness. When her mom disappears inside Hex House, Deb must follow. What she finds will shock you, will tear the sanity from your skull and send it screaming into darkness...
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So of the four books that I recently read by Jackson Dean Chase, this one is my favorite, it isn’t the most amazing book I have ever read, but it is my favorite so far by him.
In a small town in the middle of no where there is a house, it once was a beautiful house, but with time and disrepair it became a mansion that no one wanted to been seen near. Of course with time an empty house will gain a reputation, sometimes it is earned and other times it is not. In this case the house earns every slice of mystery, horror, and intrigue that it deserves, and then some.
A young woman with a teenage daughter is trying to make a go of it for herself in this small town by being a realtor, however with a shady as fuck boss who wants to get into her pants, she is either to sell this mansion or screw him. She sides with the money signs and goes to the house, even though those little hairs on the back of her neck are tingling. When she does not return home, her daughter knows something is not right and demands to know from the real estate office what is going on. With no real answer she herself travels to the house and finds the evidence that not all is right in the Hex House.
I for one believe that houses gain a personality, has do cars. I am not saying Christine type personalities, but I once had a car that wouldn’t start for my mother no matter what, but the minute I got in she would start right up. Serves my mom right for calling it a piece of junk. I think houses are the same way, and when there is pain and horrendous events that happen in a house, it holds some of that with it. I know my house is probably bitchy about the amount of shit that we have in it, but seriously it is a big house, but that does explain why so many socks go missing, she is stealing them… I have a family member that believes in Ghosts, and has seen them, and he must walk through a house multiple times before he will think about buying or renting a place. There have been a couple of times that he refused to even enter a house for the feeling he got.
The writing is the same as with his other books, sometimes it seems forced and other times it flows very well. I am an avid horror reader and while this borders on horror it is more horrorish than horror, I would have loved to know more about the house and what was really going on there, but it was implied and I can take implications well enough to get the general idea of what was going on. The main reason this was my favorite one is that it has the most story to it, I know that may sound odd, but for me giving a personality to an entity that many do not believe it should have makes a wonderful story to me. It is the personal connections that drive this story home for me.