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Angel Manor

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  259 ratings  ·  74 reviews
A beautiful house – with a dark and deadly secret.

When Freya inherits her mother's childhood home, she sees it as an opportunity. A chance for a new life with her best friends, as they convert the crumbling mansion into an exclusive hotel.

Instead, they'll be lucky to escape with their lives.

As the first hammers tear through the bricked up entrances, a dark, terrible and an
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 14th 2014 by Horrific Tales Publishing (first published November 12th 2014)
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Chantal Noordeloos There will be three books in this series. I'm aiming to do one a year. There will be a second series set in the same reality, which will also be a…moreThere will be three books in this series. I'm aiming to do one a year. There will be a second series set in the same reality, which will also be a trilogy. They are independent story lines that will have a few cross-over moments. (less)

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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Um . . . . . .

Um . . . . . .

I finished this book last night but have been sitting here all morning, well for 7 hours trying to think of what I wanted to rate this book. I'm just going to go with the middle line.

The beginning was disturbing to say the least and a few parts through-out the book as well.

**Mild Spoilers**

This girl (Freyha, I think that's how you spell it, I forgot) and her friends come out to Angel Manor to start a hotel. Freyha was left the place by her mother or grandmother. E
Overall - 5 stars
Story - 5 stars
Narration - n/a stars
X Factor - 5 stars (for shock and gore but not gratuitous)

The first time I read this my reaction was - "Wow! Just wow!

I've just found my favorite female author of the macabre. This was her first full-length novel and I hope she can keep it up. If you like haunted house stories, you NEED to read this. It's on Kindle Unlimited, so get it!"

I still agree with my previous assessment. ;)

OK, so maybe the character building wasn't the greatest, but I
Stuart Keane
2014 has been an eventful year for me, both as an author and a reader. In regards to the latter, I've discovered a wonderful world of indie/self-published authors - basically those not published by the Big Six - and I've extended my book collection quite significantly. The surprise for me is repeat reading; finding an author prolific enough to have multiple books out which can keep me busy for hours. In fairness, I've only just started reading Chantal Noordeloos (Pride was my introduction to her ...more
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s something going on at Angel Manor. Built on the site of an old convent and home for foster children, The Angels are tasked to keep the Master from being unleashed. Now the Angels themselves are trapped and awaiting someone to set them free. Just their luck, Freya, the last of the Guardian bloodline wants to open up a hotel. Yum. Fresh meat.

Started out pretty bloody and then I thought it was going to go all "Goosebumps" on me…and then at 25% *Major Spoiler* (view spoiler)
Frank Errington
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love picking up a book by someone I've never read before, finding a story which exceeds my expectations, and then discovering it's the writer's first full-length novel. This is exactly what happened with Angel Manor (Lucifer Falls Book 1) by Chantal Noordeloos.

I kept seeing this book pop up in my Facebook News Feed with great reviews and recommendations and decided to see what all the fuss was about.

Let's see if this gets past the Amazon censors. "The blood trickled over the sagging
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, ya'll know why I gave it 4 stars. Could have been a 5, but hey, can't win 'em all!

I thoroughly enjoyed this. A little slow toward the end but a great finale....well, kind of I'm glad I gave it a shot!
Brett Talley
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the dangers of being a writer, particularly a horror writer, is that on occasion people read what you’ve written and it freaks them out. You can see it in their eyes, and they never quite look at you the same way again. You’d think that being a writer would protect you from that prejudice. Then comes along Chantal Noordeloos, who in her author bio describes herself as having a “wacky, supportive husband, and outrageously cunning daughter.” Sounds sweet, right? You might think so, but you’ ...more
David Church
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chantal continues to impress me. Her latest offering Angel Manor is no simple haunted house tale. It is a well crafted multi-layered story that will have you burning through it in no time. Chantal has this uncanny ability to make you care about not just the main protagonist but even the secondary and background characters in this novel. I found myself really caring about the core trio Freya, Oliver, & Bam and interested in each character introduced hereafter. Loved the sub-plots of these cha ...more
Angela Crawford
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Shining. Hell House. The Haunting Of Hill House. It's only once in awhile you come across a great haunted house book. I'm happy to tell you that Angel Manor has joined the ranks of these wonderfully terrifying novels. The characters are so believable that they draw you into the world of Lucifer Falls and leave you hoping that they make it out alive. There were parts that made my heart break and parts that left me cringing with horror, and a twist that left my heart in my throat. With a fast ...more
3.5 *, rounded up for originality.

ANGEL MANOR is the first book I have read by Chantal Noordeloos. I have to say that this is a "mixed book"--in my personal opinion--to rate. It contained some absolutely jawbreaking, incredible scenes, but I felt the characterization was weak in many cases, which made me not care so much about any of the people--I only wanted to find out more about the mystery behind this house.

The mansion known as Angel Manor is in a town know as Lucifer Falls--quite a nice tou
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Think happy thoughts.... think happy thoughts.... think happy thoughts....
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freya inherits Angel Manor from a batty old aunt. Lucifer Falls is a beautiful location for Angel Manor. Local legend has it, that when Lucifer fell from heaven, this is where he landed. Freya, Oliver and Bam, want to convert the old crumbling manor into a hotel. Freya hires Logan and the Chancer group to help with the renovations. Once the renovations starts, all hell breaks loose. Many many years ago, Angel Manor was a convent of devil worshiping Nuns. The manor's halls are filled with angry t ...more

This was a good creepy read! It escalated for me to the point I was staying up late at night to get through it. It is about some friends that buy a house to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Little do they know that the house was once a convent and it is haunted.

They begin to wish that they had not embarked on this endeavor as things start happening in the house.

This was a pretty scary read and it is like a train barreling down the tracks! You want to stop the train but then you don't as
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A haunted house with supernatural nuns, a young, naive heiress and her best friends wanting to open a hotel. This book had all the right elements to make a fun 70's porn film (cue Benny Hill music...), but what we got instead was one of the most well written horror stories of the year.

Gore, suspense, believable characters and a well paced tale which left me impatient to read the next installment of this series! Chantal is a great writer and a great discovery.
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The tension is pumping from the first pages as CN tells of a small chapter in Angel Manors history, a small but bloody and violent one that sets the mood for the entire book. CN does not shy away from the gore element, moreover she kindly shows you the wet bloody scenes and then slaps you around the face with them a bit to ensure you are equally covered in blood, guts and tears.

Once I was finished reading how the “Order” kept whatever is below sealed in the house I felt quite exhausted; but then
Ginger Nuts
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Nuns, haunted houses, sacrifices to stem the flow the ancient evil lurking in the dark recesses of the world. Sounds like a top notch read doesn't it?
I'm a big fan of haunted house stories, and I am deathly scared of Nuns, so on paper this should be a book a book that chilled me to bone. Sadly this was not the case. There is a decent story burried somewhere in this book, a story that would probably be better suited to a novella or a short story. As it stands the story feels protracted and labou
Kelly B
Whoa! This book has a little bit of everything. A strange family secret, helpful ghosts, evil murderous spirits, and a house that is *somewhat and somehow* alive.

Angel Manor starts out with a bang: a very gruesome and disturbing bang. I was a bit taken aback at first with what was going on. However, the prologue sets the scene for what starts the house's legacy. If y0u can handle the prologue, you'll probably be fine with handling the rest of the book.

I look forward to reading the next book in t
Dianne Hunt
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading Angel Manor, I knew it was going to be a scary book but I didn't realize how terrifying it would be. Angel Manor will definitely go in my top favorite horror books of all time. It is definitely a truly horrifying book. I distinctly remember reading this book while the wind was howling outside and the house was making noises. Those are great elements to scare someone especially when they are reading a scary book or watching a scary movie.

Ms. Noordeloos has different superna
Denise Keef
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Without giving any spoilers away for I want you to experience the terror…the blood shed…the terrifying scenes that are played out through this entire book for yourself…I truthfully don’t know where to start with this review. From the first page…the horror started and kept on going through the entire book only growing stronger and more horrific with each turning of the page! This is truly…one scary…terrifying…read with the lights on…what was that noise I just heard…horrifying book!
This is not yo
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chantal has written a spectacular feat. After a truly shocking opening sequence the main plot of the story begins. A simple visit by three friends to an inherited home lures us into complacency with only minor hints at the future. Odd happenings and non-malicious oddities keep the protagonists off balance. Without giving spoilers, I can only say that by the finale the tension and drama had me thoroughly involved, and terrified.

Enough time was spent on the main characters that I understood and be
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think the Haunted House story has been overused like the leftovers of an ostrich-sized turkey at Christmas, Chantal Noordeloos comes up with a tantalising alternative that you will find frightening and exciting.
Let the darkness in....there will be SheNUNigans!
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HOLY JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH. This book scared the crap out of me. The most horrific horror story I have read in a long time. Seriously. If you like horror, READ THIS. Just not in the dark.
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
The book opens with a shocker, no holds barred from the author, straight in with the descriptive horror. That woke me up!

The next few chapters are taken up with the back story, Angel Manor is a haunted house with a difference. It has a deep rooted, dark secret that is entwined with an ancient evil. The start is a little difficult to figure out quite what is happening and who is who, but the shocking entrance kept me interested. The book has some great character arcs, Noordeloos spins the tale o
Catherine Cavendish
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely one that will keep you up at night - in a good way, of course! Angel Manor is the debut novel of a writer I am going to be looking out for from now on. She creates a wonderful sense of atmosphere - dark, brooding, sinister - along with a quirky cast of characters, creeping menace, suspense and full on scarifying horror. This book had everything a horror reader could want. The nuns were terrifying, so were the statues. The sense of dread was palpable. Each chapter finished on a ...more
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway. I do enjoy a good horror story and this has it all, blood, gore, ghosts, scarey nuns, house with a past and clairvoyants! Looking forward to a book 2 however, it also sits well as as a stand alone story.
Richard Barber
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great horror story, well told.
I have not read anything by this author before but I definitely will again. 'Angel Manor' has a great balance of terrifying scenes with effective blood n guts descriptions to keep any horror fan satisfied.
Mark Lewis
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book... What can I say? This book creeped me out. That is a very difficult thing for a book to do. Chantal Noordeloos is a phenomenal writer! I cannot wait for the next book in the series!
siobhan Quinlan
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
kept me up at night a must read. need to get my hands on the second one. I enjoyed the haunting world that was created in this book. The level of character development was amazing
Michael Brookes
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is some damn fine horror. The author takes the somewhat familiar concept of a haunted house and cranks it up a notch. I usually prefer atmospheric horror to gorey stories, but the two are exquisitely balanced to make for a terrifying read.

It opens in spectacular fashion, and so providing some of the bloody history of the house, but also to set up the core mystery threading through the whole story. We're then taken to modern times and Freya's inheritance of the same house. Although it settle
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-thriller
Freya inherits her mother's childhood home on the Isle of Skye is Scotland near Lucifer Falls; the home is a sprawling mansion which has mostly fallen into disrepair while her aunt lived there. Freya hopes to turn the mansion into a hotel with the help of her friends Bambi and Oliver. From the moment they arrive, something feels off with the house. Freya begins to think more of her aunt's strange directions about the house and her mother's extreme dislike of her childhood home. When a team of co ...more
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Chantal Noordeloos (born in the Hague, and not found in a cabbage as some people may suggest) lives in the Netherlands, where she spends her time with her wacky, supportive husband, and outrageously cunning daughter, who is growing up to be a supervillain.

When she is not busy exploring interesting new realities, or arguing with characters (aka writing), she likes to dabble in drawing.

In 1999 she
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