imageI love ghost stories, especially ones which really make you feel creepy and take a second look in that dark corner of your room. Abbot’s Keep is one of those: an excellently creepy ghost tale.

Clifford and Simon Fox are bothers, estranged, Clifford a well heeled QC and his architect brother Simon with a history of mental health problems which lead to rock bottom.
Out of the blue, Simon recovering after a stint in rehab receives an invitation from an old friend to stay at his rambling Tudor mansion: Abbot’s Keep, to look after it and his dog, Chip, while he goes away for a few days.
Simon takes him up on the offer and arrives, it seems there is an historic legend surrounding the house linked to a monk, treasure and the reformation in Tudor times. All seems well until two days in when Simon alone apart from the dog notices a strange tall figure dressed as a monk at the edge of the woodlands bordering the house…..terror awaits.

A short novel but incredibly well written, creepy and scary. Ingeniously formatted as a series of letters which slowly draws you in and keeps you hooked and scares of the hell out if you!
Fantastic stuff and I intend to look up more of Benedict Ashforth’s novels.

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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 293 KB
Print Length: 134 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
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Word Wise: Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews