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The Burning House

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781786488862

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 21st March 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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Brimming with suspense and ghostly apparitions, Spring’s scorching thriller moves at a cracking pace and has a stunning twist’ Lancashire Evening Post

Don’t expect to breathe easily until the last page has turned’ Pendle Today

Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained empty for years. Its dark history and rumours of hauntings – and worse – have scared all prospective buyers away. But estate agent Clara desperately needs to make this sale if she is to keep her job and stay one step ahead of her abusive husband. Maybe an ‘innocent’ fire will force the price down?

Then the perfect crime turns into the perfect nightmare: there was a witness to the fire, a stranger in the village, and he’s not going to let Clara get away with her ‘victimless’ crime that easily…

From the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers and The Lost Village, comes a tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller based on a true story.

‘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


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
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
Prepare to be pleasantly scared
Metro on The Ghost Hunters
Genuinely spine chilling . . . an excellent blending of fact and fiction
Light Magazine on The Ghost Hunters
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
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
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
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
Sinister ... A real page-turner
Prepare to be spooked
Spooky and tense with a truly horrifying denouement.
Sunday Express, S Magazine
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 fantastic mix of the paranormal and psychological thriller ... I didn't want to put it down
Books I Have Never Read blog
With a stunning twist in the tail and an undercurrent of menace running right through its middle, The Burning House is gripping, all-round entertainment... but only to be read during daylight hours!
Pendle Today
Like an intense episode of your favourite crime drama
Starburst Magazine
Has plenty of chilling moments to make sure you sleep with the lights on ... up there with James Herbert and Stephen King