The Spite House
Books | Fiction / Horror
A Best Horror Book of the Year (Esquire)!A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny Compton's The Spite House is a stunning debut by a horror master in the making—The Babadook meets A Head Full of Ghosts in Texas Hill Country.Eric Ross is on the run from a mysterious past with his two daughters in tow. When he comes across an ad for a caretaker for the Masson House, Eric hopes they have finally caught a lucky break. The owner of the “most haunted place in Texas” is looking for proof of paranormal activity. All they need to do is stay in the house and keep a detailed record of everything that happens there—provided the house’s horrors don’t drive them all mad, like the caretakers before them.The job calls to Eric, not just because of the huge payout, but because he needs access to the secrets of the spite house. If it is indeed haunted, maybe it will help him understand the uncanny power that clings to his family, driving them from town to town, too afraid to stop running...At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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"I’ll give it a thumbs up because it wasn’t awful & has great potential but I don’t think it was put together well. Everything felt very scattered and hard to keep track of in my opinion. I’d watch the movie tho. "
"This was a really good ghost story that had some twists and turns at the end. A man escaping his life with his two daughters, end up in Texas to find out the mystery of a very oddly made house. The owner, a very wealthy woman, will pay him handsomely for staying in the house for a couple of weeks. Not until midway through the book so we find out the horrific events that plagued the house. Also, finding out why this man and his daughters are on the run seeking a place where no one knows them. There are enough ghostly spirits to keep the reader intrigued and to find out the final outcome."