Friday, January 22, 2010
The House of Lost Souls, by F. G. Cottram
Dark paranormal horror/thriller- compulsively readable. Seaton's life falls apart when, to help his girlfriend with her unfinished thesis, he begins to try to research her obscure topic, forgotten 1920s photographer Pandora Gibbons-Hoare. As he finds more and more about her life, he becomes obsessed with the dark forces that led to her death. After a terrifying encounter at Fischer House, a place she had mentioned in her journals, he loses everything in his life, and drifts alone, until he is approached by Mason, who needs Seaton, as a survivor, to help him save his sister from the same evil that killed Pandora. Some gory chills in this one.