Hell's Shadows


Fiction - Horror
428 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2015
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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Embarking happily on a new stage in their life together, Gil and Robin Turner visit Carson Creek in search of a home close to Gil’s new place of employment in Hell’s Shadows by Dean Klein. The most unlikely house calls to Robin, in spite of the protests of the realtor and, unable to change his wife’s mind, Gil sets out to create the house of their dreams. Cosmetic changes, though, can’t hide the evil that lurks inside this long abandoned property, once home to the town’s parson who was lynched on site for allegedly kidnapping all 23 of Carson Creek’s children in 1830. The horror has reawakened and as Gil and Robin try to understand what is happening in their home, even more tragedy occurs. For every answer the couple thinks they find with the help of their friend and local police detective Nick Colquist, a new and more troubling question arises. Unearthly events continue to plague the property, pushing the limits of the occupants’ sanity, not to mention safety as even the efforts of the best of law enforcement are in vain. Will they ever find the solution to making this house a home or will the hold of evil prove to be stronger than Gil and Robin’s love for one another? Find out in Hell's Shadows by Dean Klein.

Without a doubt, this is the most terrifying story I have ever read! More than just a ‘haunted house’, the property known as Parsons Knoll is the site of horrific death and lingering spiritual despair involving forces that have not been encountered in many thousands of years. Hell’s Shadows is the perfect title because only hell itself can be the source of the mysterious happenings that keep you turning the pages, anxious to see what more can be discovered. Thoroughly riveting, turning out the lights is not an option as you experience this waking nightmare with characters that are incredibly real as they fight for their lives against a foe that challenges everyone’s grip on reality.

Rachel

Five Stars Wonderfully Suspenseful!!
By Rachel on July 22, 2014
Format: Paperback
Hell's Shadows is a wonderfully suspenseful book. This treatment of the haunted house concept takes the reader on a journey filled with tension, action, and creative situations that keep the reader guessing until the final page. The characters are likable and believable, and you find yourself rooting for them as they face one chilling event after another. Two enjoyable aspects are that you can not predict what will happen next, and the book is filled with ideas that are extremely vivid and original. This book is a highly entertaining treat to read!

Penny

Five Stars This would make a fantastic Hollywood movie
ByPenBen1961on October 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This book grips you from the very beginning and twists you apart at the end. A very visual read. This would make a fantastic Hollywood movie. Keeps you wanting more and more. You feel like you know the characters and you feel their emotions throughout this gripping horror story.

Faye

Five Stars SPELLBINDING!!
By Faye R.on March 13, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
This book is captivating from the beginning. I could not put it down, wondering what would happen next. This is a must read!!