Review of House Of Skin

Written by: Jonathan Janz
Published by: Flame Tree Press
Pages: 304

Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key. Julia Merrow has a secret almost as dark as Watermere’s. But when she and Paul fall in love they think their problems might be over. How can they know what Fate–and Annabel–have in store for them? Who could imagine that what was once a moldering corpse in a forest grave is growing stronger every day, eager to take her rightful place amongst the horrors of Watermere?
When I first started reading this book I thought it was jumping around too much, the abrupt switches between scene threw off the flow of the story. After awhile I started to look forward to the flashbacks because they shed some light on what was happening currently. This was a very complex storyline with many different layers, it was impossible to guess what was going to happen next.
The characters really come alive, I didn’t really relate to any of them, I was locked in and couldn’t wait to see what horrific deeds would happen next.

You can find my whole review here.

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