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The Wyckham House

(The Devil's Mansion #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  14 reviews
From the author of MALAKH comes a dark tale of black magic, obsession, and the price of covenants with the fallen.

The Wyckham House has stood for centuries, its origin unknown, its history black and bloody. Aaron Schaefer came away from his experience with “the devil’s mansion” with amnesia and an aversion to specific people…and to the full moon.

When Kimberly Owens’ fa
Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published December 19th 2011 by Running Ink Press, LLC
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Leah Ford
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-club-books
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I genuinely could not put it down. Not being a lover of dark horror stories I would never have read this book if it wasn’t picked as a book-club book.

This story covers almost everything horror and evil and dark. I didn’t find it full blown in your face throw the book across the room never to read a chapter again scary! I found it suspenseful and atmospheric, some descriptions made you wince, but there is also laugh out loud humour. Great banter that reads
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Definitely not for the faint of heart. With very obvious overtones of ritual sacrifice, black magic, torture, and rape this book covers just about every element of darkness one could want, or fear. The author does it very well, too. If I had any complaints it would be that at times I just wanted things to move faster.

Right from the moment the main character enters the town that most of this takes place in, things just feel wrong. The sense of wrong is easily conveyed in the descriptive writing,
Lauralynn Elliott
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I had read everything else by Sharon Gerlach and had been patiently waiting for this book to be released. It sounded so spooky. I was not disappointed. Wyckham House is dark and mysterious with elements of black magic, sacrifices, and evil, but also true love and hope. There are a couple of mysteries that do get solved before the end. This book kept me entertained, and I was satisfied at the conclusion. This author has a writing style that always pleases me, and I can't wait to read the next boo ...more
Christel Grady
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I first read this book in its early, unedited form years ago, on a site called Writer's Cafe. Now many moons later, I've edited and (of course) read all of Sharon's books, although this one is still my favorite. I totally identify with Kim and Ron. Stayed tuned for her sequel to Wyckham House, title the Condemned, where we can watch as Kim's recklessness reeks more havoc on her life, and watch as Caleb become something almost endearing. Will there be redemption? Read and see... ...more
This book is all sorts of crazy. And creepy. And complicated (in a good way). And did I mention crazy?
Oct 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Good god, this book was insufferable. Like really, really bad. The writing was heinously florid, to the point of distraction. Way too much superfluous detail, again to the point of distraction. THE WYCKHAM HOUSE was way too long for its own good. It seriously could have been half its current length and it would have told the same story. And that cover . . . no. Running Ink Press was either a tiny indie that doesn’t seem to exist anymore or it was the author’s own brand, making it self-published. ...more
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars
This is a genre I would not normally choose but having already read two novels from the same author (in another genre), I was willing to give it a try. I downloaded the sample, and it was enough to hook me.
The writing is extremely compelling and the characters very realistic. The story, though dark in theme, has an element of pragmatism that made it easier for me to read.
I love this author and her writing style.
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book had the right mix of mystery, love, witchcraft, and other paranormal elements. The characters are unforgetable as well as the plot. At first I was confused but after the first couple pages everything snapped into place. I read this book in two days, the whole time I was sitting on the edge of my seat. There are a few funny moments as well as sad.
elton dungan
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
The ultimate haunted house story.

only this one was haunted by the devil I liked that these characters ran true bad was bad

nice read

Melissa Medlin
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
awesome book
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Found it for free on my Nook. It was slightly predictable but an interesting read.
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really 3 1/2 stars for me. Was a little long for the content. Still, good read for free!
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