The House on Mayberry Road
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A house not only haunted by spirits but infested with beings beyond the limits of human imagination.

When four adventurous teenagers go to investigate the supposed
‘haunted house’ out on Mayberry Road, they get more than they‘d
bargained for. One boy ends up dead, two others psychotic, and another comatose. The house is not just haunted, it is somehow alive. And extremely dan...more
Paperback, Second, 300 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by World Castle Publishing (first published June 11th 2011)
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Beth Price
Every town has that one old and spooky looking house that the kids make up ghost stories about. Teenagers looking for a thrill on Friday night will double dog dare some poor kid to show their bravery by going up onto the porch or going all the way inside.

But what happens when the house is actually haunted? In TROY McCOMBS' novel THE HOUSE ON MAYBERRY ROAD, that is exactly the problem.

Most people have forgotten that the house on Mayberry Road even exists. That is until thrill seeking teens come...more
Katherine
*Won on First Reads Giveaway*

The House of Mayberry Rd is a well written horror about a "haunted" house that destroys nearly everyone who it comes in contact with. It's up to John Rollings, a poor, guilt-ridden psychic, to figure out what is controlling the house and why it is killing so many people- and of course, how to get rid of it.

This genre is usually not my thing. I like to read before I go to bed, which didn't work so well with this one. I usually appreciate detailed descriptions, because...more
S.L. Wallace
The House on Mayberry Road is a dangerous place to venture. It's not the sort of place you want to stumble upon by chance, nor the type of haunted house schoolchildren should spend a night, or even five minutes, not even on a double dog dare. There is something very wrong with the house on Mayberry Road. Why do the locals keep their distance? Why does it continue to look brand new, even after years of neglect? And why does it call to John Rollings in his dreams? Venture in to learn the truth, if...more
Esme
The House on Mayberry Road had a strong start. Then it slows a bit down and there were more desultory sequences. The novel was different as I had expected. Chapters begins to often with the protagonist wake up and he stays a pale figure during the book. The idea of Cthulhu's children is so far so good.


The House on Mayberry Street von Troy McCombs fängt großartig an, mit einem unheimlichen Haus in einer kleinen Stadt und einen kurzen und wahrhaft erschreckenden Blick auf ein paar Tentakel seines...more
Kelly Truelove
Come with Me to the House on Mayberry Road

I really enjoyed this story, though it wasn't quite what I expected. I went looking for a story about a haunted house and got that and so much more. Even though I'm really not a sci-fi fan, I couldn't help but appreciate the direction in which the author took me as a reader. The characters were interesting, and I felt satisfied upon turning the last page. I really appreciated the sense of closure and the inkling that maybe, just maybe, the characters and...more
Denise Main
Feb 20, 2012 Denise Main rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any horror / Lovecraft enthusiasts
I loved this book - full of description, suspense, action and of course, Troy McCombs is by far the best HP Lovecraft apprentice I have read.

Forget any sort of distractions - like work or housework, stock up on food and drink, get comfortable and start reading.

Hours later you'll reach the end, look up and wonder briefly where you are.

Maybe look round and reassure yourself you're nowhere near the House on Mayberry Road after all.

You won't be, of course. But you might just hear the echo of a dog...more
Gabriel
The idea was strong but the execution fell short. The book felt filled with disjointed sequences and occurrences that never seemed smoothly integrated into the story. it's a shame because for the most part the concept and the lovecraftian monster at its core was interesting.
Arielle
Ok, I didn't really finish this today, I just can't remember when I did. And it was ok. Predictable, but ok. Read it in October and go out in the wood to an abandoned house, and it would be stellar. :-)
K.A. Storm
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It made me laugh, cry, and even have a few nightmares. Character development was spot on. I look forward to reading more works from Mr. McCombs.
Tona
I couldn't sleep last night after I finished this story. I kept looking for the "beast" with the 22 eyes. I'm still a little freaked.
Pamela
This book started out well and then became hard to get through. It moved along slowly. The ending picked up speed again and was good.
Tracy Jones
A good story with some very good characters, situations and settings. Author has a lot of potential.
Dawn Martens
Started out good. but quickly went downhill....
Just seemed to go on forever...
Jamie Adams
A terrible read.
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