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Veronica knows the monsters aren't "just in her head," but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.

Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution -- a job opportunity decorating a castle in France. W
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Kindle Edition, 566 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Black Chateau Publishing
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Kelshei
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The child who really sees monsters under her bed, but is not believed by the adults in her life is a common trope in horror and paranormal literature. Probably the reason behind this is because we can all remember a time when we, too, believed there were monsters under our bed or in the closet. We can all remember a time waking up... being wide awake... in the middle of the night, just sure something was in the room with us. How much more horrible would it be for us to discover that childhood fa ...more
Carla
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You'll love falling into this oubliette! I could not put this book down as each chapter kept raising the stakes. I was beside myself as all the different plots unfolded. If you love tales that make you hold on by the seat of your pants then this is just for you. I like books that make you think and challenge you. I was guessing the whole time and couldn't get the characters out of my head. They still hang with me, like shadows, that won't go away. Very haunting! If you like horror and suspense t ...more
Lynn
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

Hold on to your hats you are in for a great ride!


I started this book. I am loving it. This is a great read! For me though, it is going to be a very slow read with each chapter being on somebody different. I am differently abled so that it is going to take me longer to complete reading this book.

The characters are well written with depth. It all makes sense it fits together seemlessly.

It is the type of book that you really have to pay attention to!

It has twists and turns.
Wade Corbeil
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hang on tight...this roller coaster is full-throttle!

Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place is one of those rare gems that readers are always on the lookout for. A virtual trip through the ages that takes the reader through the French Revolution, Knights Templars, The Roman Empire and the Back Plague (Black Death).

Vanta is one of those rare writers who not only tells a masterful story, but actually transports the reader to the time and place she writes about. You can almost taste the dust in your t
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Jackie Corbeil
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Greatly enjoyed this book! The multiple story lines really works well, even if they switched when I wasn't ready for them to. It kept me turning the pages to watch the story unfold. Loved some of the characters, laughed at a few, and wanted to choke one or two!
I recommend this book if you enjoy a good story with a little of everything!
Coleen
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book was very interesting and was easy reading for me through about the first 2/3 of the story of the Chateau de Feu Ardent. When I reached the parts deep in sewage, sludge, septic tunnels and catacombs filled with bones, I realized that one could not be squeamish and read this book. But I kept on because I really enjoyed all of the characters from the early pagans, through Constantine and Helen, Middle Ages, the Plague, French Revolution and finally modern times with Veronica, her sister Ni ...more
Maria Beltran
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place by Vanta M. Black is a novel anyone can easily get lost in. We meet the ten-year-old Veronica in a hospital as she is being treated for sleeping problems that the doctors call night terrors, when shadow people visit her in her sleep. Fast forward to the present time when she receives a strange phone call from a French woman who offers her an extraordinary sum to decorate the Chateau du Feu Ardent in the Loire Valley. Having been recently rejected by Robert, he
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Stacey Bookerworm
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Horror
I was looking forward to reading this book as it sounded exactly like the kind of thing I would be interested in. On the whole it was O.K and in places I loved it but ultimately I found it lacking.
The book begins with ‘True events and historical legends which was quite an interesting read and provided a good introduction.
Read more of this review at http://www.bookerworm.com/reviews/16-...
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Lorri
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was longer than most I have read in a while but it was well worth it. It has me wanting to know when the next is coming out! I liked the fact it has history mixed in, making it more real. The characters were interesting and the story seemed to flow along nicely, even though there were many different 'little stories'. If you enjoy ghost stories or a good thriller, you should read this one.

Oh I did receive a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
Iris
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received a copy of this book at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! It is written in several different points of view which gives such a complete perspective. Anyone who loves history and/or horror will love this book.
Laura Thomas
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it


This is a rather long book but reads quickly as the author transports you back in time and forward to the present, giving you multiple perspectives that enrich this tale of historical horror. And it all starts with a ten-year-old girl, Veronica, suffering from what everyone believes are night terrors.

The author then flashes to the present. Veronica is all grown up and struggling to make it on her own as an interior designer. A mysterious invitation to come to France for the summer and do a compl
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J C Steel
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Veronica’s interior design business is failing when she gets a call from France early one morning. The call is the opportunity of a lifetime – an offer to renovate an ancient chateau in the Loire Valley, the traditional holiday destination of French royalty, all expenses paid. Veronica and her sister, Nikki, both agree that a few months working on a French chateau sounds like just what a couple of poor American girls need. What neither of them realises is that the Chateau du Feu Ardent isn’t jus ...more
Sarah (furby.reads)
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have never heard of this book or author before, but my lovely coworker knew I loved to read and thought I’d enjoy this, so she let me borrow it! And it’s also signed! I was excited to learn it was about a haunted castle in France.. the setting for books are extremely important to me. I love settings that take me to places I’ve never been before and to time periods I’ll never live in. It gives me the chance to visit them through reading..and just like Stephen King says, “Books are a uniquely po ...more
Jasmin
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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Emma Shibilski
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Oubliette: little forgotten place.
This book has it all - history, French chateaus, Templar Knights, and modern L.A. women. Combined in such a way that the reader is never quite sure what is real or what isn’t, Vanta M. Black has written a thrilling journey to a place where past and present collide.
Beware, while this book begins as an innocent narrative, it soon takes a dark twist.
Lisa
Jul 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
I found this book absolutely horrible. I was so bored it took forever to get through it. It jumped around to the different characters too much and took away from a good flow. And every chapter involving the main character of Veronica was just chaotic that I felt like I was missing pieces that would have made it more cohesive.
Jordyn
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
I was fascinated with this book. As soon as I read enough to be introduced to each character living in different centuries I really had a hard time putting the book down. This has inspired me to make Ireland (Leap Castle hopefully) my next big trip.
Murray Andrews
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a while back and I continue to think about the story, it is that intriguing. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a mystery/horror story. You will not regret. I since up this to 5 stars solely due to its staying factor in my mind.
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Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place didn’t really sound like my normal kind of book, but the cover and the synopsis drew me in, so I decided to give it a chance. I really have a love/hate relationship with this book and I usually write longish reviews, but I’m just going to get straight to the point. Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place is a very long book and there are many different components to it and at first you’re wondering what’s going on, but it wasn’t that hard to follow along and it al ...more
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Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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