The Burning House
By Neil Spring
A tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller, from the author of The Lost Village and The Ghost Hunters
'I should not have read this at night. But I did. I don't think I've had a book that quite made me jump and shiver in the same way as this one did' Netgalley reviewer
It was a victimless crime...
Estate Agent Clara is struggling to make a sale. With her abusive ex-husband on the brink of finding where she's hiding, she needs to make a commission soon or lose her chance to escape.
Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained unsold for years, and Clara is sure that an 'innocent' fire will force the price down. But the perfect crime soon turns into the perfect nightmare: there was a witness, a stranger in the village, and he's not going to let Clara get away with it that easily...
From the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers and The Lost Village, comes a tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller - available to pre-order now
'The master of UK horror today. Enthralling and Unequalled. Mesmerising White-Knuckle ride' Amazon reviewer
'OMG WHAT A BOOK!!!!! This is a real rollercoaster ride of tension and suspense. This book is creepy and set my heart racing. I did not want this book to end' Peggy, Netgalley reviewer
'Oh my, Neil Spring has done it again. What a page-turner! It's full of tension and suspense from the very first page' Rachel, Netgalley reviewer
'A very chilling and atmospheric read set amongst the beauty of Loch Ness' Michelle, Netgalley reviewer
'A hugely entertaining read with some extremely chilling, gory moments and a highly atmospheric setting' Michelle, Netgalley reviewer
'Neil Spring just gets better and better' Sue, Netgalley reviewer
Neil Spring was born in South Wales. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford. His first novel, The Ghost Hunters, was made into an ITV drama in 2015 and his second novel, The Watchers, has also been optioned for television. Neil lives in London.
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21 Mar 2019
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Sinister ... A real page-turner — Tatler
An absorbing dark mystery that peels away the layers of a Bad Place - which, to add to the chills, just happens to be real — Stephen Volk
A tense supernatural page-turner, loaded with atmospheric dread. Perfect for those long autumn nights — Paul Finch
Masterfully mixing history with a damned fine ghost story, The Lost Village contains echoes of James Herbert at his spectral best. Neil Spring has produced another atmospheric read, and his Sarah Grey is a narrator who's hard to forget — Angela Slatter, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
There's nothing like a good ghost story, and this supernatural mystery kept me guessing to the last page. Neil Spring is Agatha Christie meets James Herbert — Stephen Volk
With Halloween looming, there's no better time to curl up with something truly spooky - and The Lost Village is certainly that ... [a] sinister tale — Isabelle Broom, Heat
Spooky and tense with a truly horrifying denouement. — Sunday Express, S Magazine
Prepare to be spooked — Candis
Prepare to be pleasantly scared — Metro on The Ghost Hunters
A deft, spooky psychological drama based on a true story — Daily Mail on The Ghost Hunters
Surprising, serpentine and clever — Sunday Times on The Ghost Hunters
Spring's fast-paced and often deliciously creepy novel has an orphaned hero, a spooky, isolated farmhouse and things that go bump in the night . . . highly readable — The Herald on The Watchers
Genuinely spine chilling . . . an excellent blending of fact and fiction — Light Magazine on The Ghost Hunters
Brimming with suspense and ghostly apparitions, Spring's scorching thriller moves at a cracking pace and with a stunning twist in its devil's tail, this is the perfect reading companion for the witching hours of winter. — Lancashire Evening Post