|House of Echoes (1996) [Novel]|
by Barbara Erskine
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(From the publisher):
When Joss Grant inherits Belheddon Hall in Essex from a mother she never knew, she and her husband, Luke, move in with their young son, Tom. All Joss knows of the house is that her two younger brothers died there many years ago, but local townspeople whisper of a curse on both the house and Joss's family. Something is definitely wrong: the laughter of young boys echoes through its rooms; Tom goes into hysterics at the sight of a "tin man"; a ghostly voice whispers "Katherine"; and fresh white roses are found mysteriously strewn throughout the house.
The birth of her second son only adds to Joss's terror. And when the marks of violent pinches start appearing on both boys, it seems obvious to Luke that Joss herself is responsible for the dangers at Belheddon Hall. Now she is on her own to solve the centuries-old curse of the house, and to save her sons -- and herself -- before another generation falls victim.
Original title: House of Echoes
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Haunted Houses