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Affinity’s Window, a horror/thriller equal to Poltergeist, it will have you afraid to turn the light off!


Affinity Bell, a lonely child whose only companion is the threadbare doll she’s christened Mr. Moppet, roams the empty halls of Bell Manor attempting to escape the evil that pursues her. The Others, the horrifying creatures only she can see, attack young Affinity at
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Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published December 10th 2016
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Miranda Reads
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Affinity’s gaze fell upon the hideous red eyes of the others.
Affinity may just be a little girl but she's already had to deal with so much more than anyone would have expected.

Bell Manor, her home, is lonesomely empty...and yet full of the Others.
The glowing, spinning crimson light held her eyes. “We are otherworldly.”
The Others are the evil lurking in her house, and her only line of defense? A teddy named Mr. Moppet.

Meanwhile Tanner Dann has always wanted confirmation of the s
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Leonard Tillerman
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reviews
Have you ever walked into a place and instantaneously felt the tiny hairs upon the back of your neck stand straight up?  All at once overcome by a feeling of pure dread and foreboding.  There are places in this world which are pure evil incarnate.  The Amityville House, Whaley House and Shanghai Tunnels all come to mind.  Well... we can now add Bell Manor to that list!  In his book Affinity's Window, author Douglas L. Wilson provides us with a textbook case of creepy and terrifying.  This is abs ...more
Aly
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is great! Super Creepy and scary. I loved it! I was hoping we would get some "next generation" horror authors to come out. I feel I have not found good horror authors in a while this author may be up with Stephen King and more. I would read more from this author. I can't wait to see what else this author can do in horror! *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.* ...more
Jo
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG Mr. Wilson! Don't know if to thank you or ??? My lights were on all night after reading this! I totally loved the book, it is refreshing REAL HORROR! I will recommend this book to all, your books are all yours but reminiscent of the original real horror genre! can't wait for another Masterpiece, I bow in gratitude. 5 Star Read, Creepalicious! ...more
Stacey Carroll
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Affinity’s window is a 294 page horror book that feels more like dark suspense until around page 60. The book starts in the past where we meet Affinity, her strange window, her magical doll, Mr. Moppet, and Bell Manor, which is a sprawling mansion with more hidden secrets that you can count. Readers are taken through a little bit of Affinity's life and her past until Chapter 4. Without giving away any details, we can safely say that Affinity's past was horrific, and the Bell family had its fair ...more
Lauren
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
First, I would just like to thank the author, Douglas Wilson, for sending me a copy of Affinity's Window for me to read and review. I love when I can be exposed to new books and/or authors I wouldn't normally find. And in turn I like to expose others to those books!

Affinity's Window reminded me of a ghost story told around a campfire where one person starts the story then another person takes over, and so on as it's passed around. The story just kept evolving and evolving and I kept wondering,
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Vicky Whedbee
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gripping!

I don't normally read this genre so I can't compare it to other horror books or other authors like Stephen King for example. What I CAN say is that several times I found my heart pounding with fear and suspense as I read and I would have to stop and take a breath before going on. I couldn't stop for long though before being pulled back to find out what was going to happen. At no point did I ever sense what was coming next and I LOVED that! It was very well written and in a way that had
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Sarah
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First things first, this is hands-down one of the CREEPIEST books I have ever read! And I, of course, mean that in the absolute best way possible! I’m generally not someone who loves horror in any sense of the word-- I even hate watching horror movie commercials on television. But when Mar from over at The Bold Mom (check them out-- www.theboldmom.com) reached out to me and asked if I’d be interes
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L.B. Stimson
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delve into a Heartbreaking Loop of Madness and Despair
Affinity’s Window goes beyond the typical ghost story by twisting and merging the realms between the living and the dead and the creatures who control the planes between both worlds. At times, I felt myself racing along the floorboards of a great mansion with the spectre of Affinity Bell in hopes of protecting her and guiding her through the life of her unending death.

Wilson’s writing style is poetic and mesmerizing which lends itself perfect
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Grace Hudson
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eerie, intriguing story about a little girl and her doll, yet the real story uncovers so much more. The girl's point of view is an interesting vantage point, allowing a creepy insight into the machinations of Bell Manor. Recommended for fans of haunted houses and supernatural horror. ...more
Samantha Kroese
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent ghost story!

Full of suspense and mystery, this story had me eagerly turning the pages for more. Fans of stories about creepy little ghost girls won't be disappointed. Twists and turns all the way to the end.
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Eva Morian
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Very well written.

Not my cup of tea, but not a disappointment either. A little weird, but that makes for a good story.
Brenda Keith
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you like to be spooked then this is the book to read. It has lots of twists and turns along the way.
S
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book as an ARC and I am leaving an honest review of my thoughts.

It takes a while to catch onto to the rhythm of the book. The beginning chapters are a bit confusing. Once I caught on that it was a bit of a “Ground Hog Day” type of thing it was easier to follow. The book would skip through time so lining up the past with the present at times was a little confusing.

Getting to know Affinity Bell when she was a little girl helped set the stage for your sympathies to be wi
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Jordan
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Tony Parsons
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bell Manor. Affinity Bell (7, daughter) unknown to her parents: Taylor Bell (husband/father) & Monica Bell (wife/mother, nee Blair) relies on Mr. Moppet (companion, threadbare doll) who knows magic to protect her from all the evil/misfortunes in the world.
Taylor a former oil baron now owned Bell Weapons (armaments co.). The family was quite well off.
Taylor wanted a son, & Monica could no longer have children. He now became very abusive.
Affinity had done her best to make sure he didn’t do that
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Angela
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I am not going to lie- this book scared the cr@p out of me! It definitely delivers on the promise held in the blurb, that’s for sure. I read long into the night because I need to know what was going on and how everything would play out. I had so many scenarios running through my mind- but the story kept me guessing right till the end. It creeped me out so badly (in a great way), that I left the lights on when I finally went to bed. The story has a tightly woven, dark and twisty plot. I wa
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Jasmine
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Affinity's Window? This book blew me away. It's probably the best horror story I've read in a while.

At first I was a little confused by the first few chapters, but then my mind caught up with everything and I realized what was going on. Affinity's Window is like Groundhog's Day (the movie), but a lot more horrific. Just trust me on that.

Once the story gets going in chapter four, that's when you'd best buckle up for one crazy, intense ride through a haunted house that hides
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Ellen Khodakivska
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BOOK REVIEW / “Affinity’s Window”/ Douglas L. Wilson
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Genre: Horror/Thriller   
Pages: 294
Language: English
Publisher: A-Argus Publishing
Release date: 2016
 
Reading this book was like hanging on a liana under a filthy river full of snakes and crocodiles in a jungle late at night. The only exit is a window hidden among the jungle trees. You should swing yourself properly to reach it, otherwise, you’ll fall down and perish in the depths of the dark and dangerous river.
The Plot: After the mysterious
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R.H.Hale
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Ramona Plant
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Affinity's Window is an expertly written book by Douglas L. Wilson. The author did an incredible job in developing an intricate plot that had me glued to the pages. Once I got started on this book it was impossible to really put it down, which was tough since it is not a short book at all. I was absolutely enthralled by the story that unraveled in front of my eyes, and the innocent first pages gave no clue what really awaited me soon. Thankfully I had a couple of days of, so I started early in t ...more
Ursula Visser
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you know the feeling of wanting to hide behind a pillow, or in this case, have to force yourself to read the next page, knowing what's coming in the next moment will keep you out of your sleep for hours?

This book has got me looking over my shoulder, under my bed and realy got to me. It is so well written. The characters come to life, and I was pulled into the story about Affinity's Window like I rarely have in horror story's. This is not just any window. This is not just any story.

This one ca
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Diane Johnson
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: found-on-twitter
A haunting and imaginative paranormal thriller

Wilson has written a thoroughly enjoyable ghost story and thriller in Affinity's Window. Affinity Bell is a little girl to be reckoned with, and although there are some storytelling choices that I disagree with, the story itself, of a trio of paranormal investigators invading the home of a ghost of a girl who allegedly killed her parents years ago, has more than enough to keep you reading.

Character development, from The bold, precocious Affinity to
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Martin Berman-Gorvine
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is a testament to the uniqueness of Douglas Wilson’s horror novel Affinity’s Window that I was several chapters in before I realized the story is in many ways a highly traditional one for the genre. At base it is a haunted house tale, with such familiar ingredients as a family curse, demonic possession, and women with psychic powers.
What makes the novel a standout is the titular character, seven-year-old poor little rich girl Affinity Bell. Much depends on whether the reader finds this except
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Brenda Guiton
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would advise you to read this book during the day and not before bed, if you don’t want to invite any nightmares! A frightening mix of horror and the paranormal, that plunges us straight into the corridors of Bell Manor, where young Affinity Bell is terrified of the ghostly apparitions she encounters there.
The eerie atmosphere and prevailing evil is palpable and, for me, even Affinity’s precious doll, Mr. Moppet, which she relies on for protection, had a sinister dimension to it. As supernatu
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Mar
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first piece I've read by this author. I'm greatly surprised. Ghosts and demons, pure paranormal threads are my thing in horror. I love them, and Wilson takes those terrifying strings and twirls them together, in such a loving way that you lose conscience of what side you are on.

He plays in two superimposed dimensions, jumping from one to another without making the reader feel lost, you just keep on and on, and never see the moment of putting down the book.

This tale is indeed, scary.
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M.R. Cullen
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Affinity's Window by Douglas L. Wilson is a thoroughly entertaining ghost story centred around young Affinity Bell, the 7-year-old daughter of a wealthy family. Told in two parts, one set in the 1944 and the other in 1974 the story follows an investigative writer, Tanner Dann, who is travelling the USA in search of haunted houses to write an expose on Ghost hauntings in America. Tanner, along with two psychics, Linda and her daughter Claire, travel to Bell Manor to uncover the mystery surroundin ...more
Caytlyn Brooke
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of the best first few chapters I've ever read! Between disturbed Affinity and her possessed doll, Mr. Moppet, reading this caused my heart to race as the little girl wandered through her home, ready to punish her parents for what they've done to her. I loved the relationship between Mr. Moppet and Affinity! Like a leech draining a willing host.

I do have to say I enjoyed the book from Affinity's perspective better than Tanner Dan's and the Cookmeyer's. I had trouble connecting with the "huma
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S
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Affinity's Window by Douglas L. Wilson after staying up most of the night reading just to find out what happened next.

The author has created what I would call a spine chilling ghostly horror story and I'm always the first to admit I'm not a big reader of horror but I could not put this one down if you get the opportunity to pick a copy up it's well worth taking the time to read.

In the old nursery rhyme 'What Are Little Boys Made Of ?' there is line which goes like this

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Mallory Kelly
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Must-read for every horror fan

If you love horror, you'll love this book. I hold every horror story I read against the measuring stick of Stephen King's "The Shining" and "Affinity's Window" is one of the few that measures up. Written in a unique, time-warped way that includes a creepy kid, derelict mansion, tentacled nightmare "others", reincarnation, demonic posession, blood sacrifice, cult insanity, and the really freaky Mr. Moppet, there is little more I could ask for in a scary novel. It var
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