Pub Date 24 Dec 2017
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Every haunting has a design…
Winter, 1809. Lord Francis Marryman’s wife, Patience, is dying. In the madness of his grief, desperate to keep Patience’s memory alive, he’s compelled to build a memorial in the form of a remote country Hall. But as the plans move forward, Marryman Hall seems to become alive with more than just memories.
Francis, a brilliant mathematician and scholar, has built more into the walls than just bricks and mortar.
Autumn, 2018. Siblings Greg and Lucy Knights, owners of K&K Publishing Company, are seeking a venue to celebrate the 18th anniversary of their company’s inception. At such short notice, there is only one option that still has vacancies: Marryman Hall.
Winter arrives and as heavy snow falls, the guests drop out until a much depleted party of just 6 reach their destination and soon find themselves snowed in. As the guests’ private lives and demons are exposed in the increasingly awkward, claustrophobic atmosphere , the secrets of Marryman Hall and her history are also brought into shocking light from the darkness. In his grief, it’s possible that Lord Francis Marryman may have made a terrible mistake…
The General Theory of Haunting is the perfect ghost story to curl up with on the long winter nights - like Marryman Hall's guests, you won't know what's truly happening until it's way too late...
Richard Easter has worked as a professional writer since 1987, writing for radio, TV, print and music. Over the last 3 decades, he has written for many of Britain's best-known TV programmes and presenters. The General Theory Of Haunting is one third of his first trio of books, The Snow Trilogy.
"Easter definitely knows how to put you in the character’s shoes and make you feel the creepiness of a snow-heavy winter, creaking doors and whispering walls.”
“...a chilling masterpiece...” great writing, well developed characters...a twisting plot ...a unique story. Enjoyed it tremendously.”
“Richard Easter has a way with words and he manages to present the plot like you are under the impression that you are watching a movie, not reading a book.”
“Just superb, the author's mastery of words and meaning...gives this novel, which is a wonderfully creepy supernatural thriller, an extra edge.”