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Twenty-four-year-old Sara Crimson isn't happy that she's moving into a shady apartment complex with a man she barely knows. But after discovering she's pregnant with her first child, she decides to try to make a relationship work with the baby daddy Max, an up-and-coming talent agent, who proposes marriage and asks her to move in with him. An aspiring novelist, Sara at ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Createspace (first published June 17th 2011)
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Patrice Hoffman
This book forced me out of my reading slump! Thank you Mr. Brian Rowe. Townhouse made good on it's promise of being a novel of terror. What a terror it is...

Max Pharaoh and Sara Crimson have not known each other long but an unplanned pregnancy makes them think that maybe they should to make a relationship work for the child's sake. Max does a standup thing by asking for Sara's hand in marraige. An opportunity at a real future for their unborn child prompts Sara to grudgingly accept his hand. The
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Bandit
Feb 17, 2014 Bandit rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Horror genre has always been pretty specific about its real estate. The more remote the better seems to be the golden rule. I've always been intrigued by the concept of urban horror, because remote locations are already plenty terrifying without being haunted. With this book Brian Rowe attempted to make an urban LA location, a complex of 12 townhouses, frightening. Did he succeed? Yes and no. In the author's bio it says that he studied English and film and it shows in this book, since ...more
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I like a good horror book every so often, mostly in October. So I had recieved this one from Netgalley and thought it would be the perfect time for it.
Sarah and Max have decided since they had sex and Sarah became pregnant that they will try and have a go of it and rent out a townhouse in North Hollywood. Sarah's character is about the most whiney, self centered person I've seen in a book in a while. Nothing makes this woman happy. Not being pregnant, not her job as a writer, and not even her fr
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Max and Sara have only been together for a short period time, but when they found out Sara was pregnant, they decided to get engaged and try to make it work. Now they are living in a townhouse together, Max is working all hours at a talent agency while Sara tries to write a book at home. She becomes suspicious of the elderly man living across from her, calling him The Creeper after she catches him watching her. When people start to disappear from the complex, her suspicion escalates and she ...more
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Aug 22, 2011 ѦѺ™ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“We're just being neighborly. Everybody's a neighbor.” - Larry Green



Sara Crimson finds herself pregnant and moving in with the baby's father Max Pharaoh. aside from struggling with her latest WIP and facing the ups and downs of a first pregnancy, Sara believes something is very wrong with her new home and neighbors. when people start disappearing, nothing could be further from the truth.
this novel is a creepy look into what happens to good people who happen to be in a wrong place at the right ti
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Ionia
Oct 23, 2013 Ionia rated it really liked it
So...all of you people who are really squeamish and can't handle a little well placed decapitation and moral corruption might want to avoid this book. For the rest of you that enjoy a good horror story with characters that are a lot of fun and make you look over your own shoulder, this is one to pick up.

Here's what I liked: Sarah, the main character is a brat. She really is, but she is a well written brat that makes you dislike her for her personality. When a character has enough personality th
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Dierdra Byrd
Dec 07, 2013 Dierdra Byrd rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I most likely would have stopped reading Townhouse a lot earlier than I did if I had not been sick and did not feel up to getting up at the computer and finding another book. I hated the writing, and the author kept putting things in like, his iPod touch, her 17 inch apple computer, references to The Hunger Games, and Justin Bieber. There were so many of these descriptions it really annoys me. If you do not know what the author is talking about, for instance, if you have never read The Hunger ...more
Jennifer
Sep 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Horror, Suspense, and Thriller fans who don't mind some gore
Enough thrills and chills to keep readers interested

This is one of the first books I read on my Kindle, but never got around reviewing it until now. The storyline is gripping, full of suspense and kept me guessing until the very end (a very ominous and spine-tingling ending at that). I gave it three stars due to some editing issues; however, they aren't so numerous as to detract from the reading experience. The writing style flows smoothly for the most part; dialog between characters feels a bit
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Valentina
Jul 08, 2011 Valentina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one suspenseful book! I read it throughout the course of the day because I couldn’t put it down.
Mr. Rowe has a knack for writing convincing characters, that’s what always stands out from his novels. He is able to create a balance of hero/ine with someone who has as many faults as a “regular” person. Sara, the main character, is not someone extremely lovable, we see her as a selfish, curious person who is stuck in a situation she’d rather not be in. At first, she strikes the reader like s
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Kim
Jun 29, 2012 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, kindle-own
This was SUCH a good book....until it wasn't. I spent several hours of my day enjoying the wonderful writing, loving the characters in this book, feeling the ascent to the moment the creepy crawlies would appear...it was great! All day long, I could picture myself writing a glowing review over this five star book for sure! Instead, totally by surprise, I was dealt something...else. At about 85-90% the story turns WEIRD.
Perhaps if you are a person who appreciates their horror complete with blood,
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Shari
Aug 20, 2011 Shari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
If you like your books to get your heart racing and your adrenalin pumping, then you have to get your hands on Townhouse. Brian Rowe nailed the suspense, and the horror in this novel!

I haven't read a book like this in a long time, and now I remember why! I was really freaked out!! Since this is a horror/suspense novel, I'm pretty sure that is how I was suppose to feel. Luckily I don't have many neighbors or I'd be suspicious for months.

Brian's writing is engaging and quick to read, and by the en
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Maryam
Aug 12, 2011 Maryam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also reviewed on the blog: http://gloriousbooks.blogspot.com/201...

If you didn't know already, I'm a huge fan of horror. I go crazy for new horror stories.

This book was certainly full of what I love most about horror. It was so chocked full of suspense it was one I couldn't put down at times. I was entirely engrossed it was so gripping.

It was surprising too. The villain wasn't clear until actually revealed which kept me guessing which I always like in a story.

Another thing I always like in a sto
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Alana Muir
Jun 01, 2014 Alana Muir rated it liked it
It was a fun book and an entertaining read. I might have even given it 4 stars if the main character hadn't been so insufferably full of herself, and also if the author had tried a little harder to disguise his hatred of fat people. If he had talked about black people the way he talks about fat people you'd expect to find a pointy white hood in his closet.
Shaunda
Jan 09, 2014 Shaunda rated it it was ok
This book started of really good. I liked the characters and the storyline, but the ending was awful. It was like the author got tired of writing and just threw together anything for an ending.
Diane N. Smith
Aug 22, 2016 Diane N. Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True Horror

This book is a fast, good read. Held my interest and kept me in suspense. You will enjoy it, too.
AvidReader47
Oct 03, 2013 AvidReader47 rated it liked it
Townhouse by Brian Rowe was just an okay read for me. Nothing new here and did not have the thrills and chills I was expecting reading the synopsis. Received courtesy of Net Galley.
Shelly
Oct 22, 2014 Shelly rated it it was ok
I only made it about 1/3 or so through before giving up. None of the characters were engaging or likable, and after the second mention of "scolding" hot water I just couldn't take anymore.
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Brian Rowe is a writing fiend, book devotee, film fanatic, and constant dreamer. He's written nine novels, dozens of short stories, five feature-length screenplays, and hundreds of film articles and essays. He is one half of the blog Story Carnivores, where he reviews the latest in books and film. He is currently pursuing his MA in English at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is hard at work on ...more
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