The House by P.M. Prior

Her survival hinges upon the long buried secrets of THE HOUSE

The house

 It was meant to be a place of safety. Their home. Her sanctuary.

When Prue Bridgewater first glimpses the abandoned old house, it's love at first sight. Her husband Ray is not so sure.

The property has been neglected for decades, and Ray can’t help wondering why. But with Prue on the brink of a nervous breakdown, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her sane, even if it means he has to live there.

Once ensconced in their new home, Prue begins fixing up the place while Ray is away at work. But after a series of disturbing discoveries, she fears she's losing her mind.

She hears things and sees people who couldn’t possibly be there, and she can’t shake the feeling she’s being watched.

As Prue’s hold on reality begins to disintegrate, along with her marriage, she struggles to tell truth from delusion. But things go from bad to worse, and soon not just her sanity, but her survival hinges upon the long-buried secrets of THE HOUSE.

This is a novella of approximately 27,287 words

Genre: FICTION / Horror

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

Language: English


Word Count: 27,287

Sales info:

This is a new release that reached #1 in horror and #11 in the entire Kindle store as a  FREE KINDLE book on 19 January 2016.  It has since gone back to paid and is doing extremely well, #48 in ghosts on 20 January 2016, just hours after going back to paid.

Sample text:

She led them from one room to the next, pausing only to admire the claw-foot tub in the bathroom.

"Everything in there is original. Wouldn't it be great to restore it?"

"Yeah, and sink all our money into new electrical and plumbing. Never mind putting in another bath, gutting the kitchen, or any structural issues."

Being forced to watch Rehab Addict with her was paying off, after all.

"But just imagine how beautiful it will be when we’ve finished. It would easily double our investment—not that we'd ever sell."

"I don't know. We'd have to clear everything out just to see what we're dealing with. Besides, we'd have to track down the owners. There's no reason to assume they want to sell."

"Sure there is. Just look at the place. I'll bet they'd be glad to unload it."

He was looking all right. Looking at the dry rot, termite damage and cracked plaster...

"Hey, weren't you just saying what a great house it is?"

"It is great. But the average home-buyer would run screaming. That means we could get it dirt cheap."

"Dirt is right," Ray scoffed, "they should be paying us millions to take it off their hands. What a dump."

Prue stared at him like she'd been slapped. Her chin began to quiver. She pushed past him and bolted to the front of the house.

Shit. Me and my big mouth.


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