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Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert - #14

An interesting and creepy ghost story. David Ash works as a paranormal researcher. His newest assignment will take him to the small English village of Sleath. He has been called there by the daughter of the local priest, Grace Lockwood. Grace is very worried about the tension she can feel in the village. Everyone is on edge and several strange deaths have taken place. She wants David to prove the paranormal phenomenon but he always tries to disprove paranormal activity. However, Grace and David soon learn that they are both drawn to each other in a very strange way. It is almost like they are connected spiritually even though they have never met. Soon they are investigating the bloody history of the town, much to Reverend Lockwood's chagrin. It seems that his family has run the village for several centuries and that the sins of his forefathers maybe causing the horrors in Sleath.

I really enjoyed this book. Herbert really sets the stage for the ending well. While it was slightly slow at times overall he was really able to build the tensions. Some of the characters were not as well developed as they could have been but that was simply because of a lack of space. If you like scary stories this book is a definite must read.



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