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The Abyss

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  10 reviews


It was such a lively old house, elegant and airy, but it had one minor flaw. The people who checked in, never checked out-alive.

Undaunted by rumors of evil, Cathy Lockwood walked right into the festering heart of the crumbling mansion, determined to find her brother. She was sure he was alive-in some form-and she swore she'd rip Y

Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by iUniverse (first published February 1989)
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Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very creepy read! The story doesn't start off slow to begin with. It really starts to pick up when accidents occur in this small somewhat deserted town. People start to disappear. Well... Sort of....

A sister goes searching for her brother who she believed was killed in one of these peculiar accidents. Thats where the story takes off.

The most horrific and even disturbing part of the entire book was reading what Greg and his friends did to the young girl they held captive many summers
Jeff Jellets
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, horror

Indiana Addams Family Values.

Steve Vance’s The Abyss is actually bit more intriguing then one might expect from the book cover.

The main plot is (by now anyway) a pretty familiar horror trope — take one ‘well-off-the-beaten-track’ town, populate it with perverts and inbreds, and set them loose to prey on any unlucky out-of-towners unfortunate enough to wander through. At the center of Wrong Turn Euphrata, IN, is the York house, a creepy, kooky mansion populated by an Addams Family-esque collecti
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I came across this book in the thrift store a few years ago and just never got around to reading it until this month. I bought it because I was initially intrigued by the cover art, then I read the back cover and was even more interested. I'm pleased to say that the book didn't disappoint and I loved it. It was well-written and just a really fun read. My only complaint is I'm sorry it's over. But I'll definitely be looking for more Steve Vance books. ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it liked it
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Creepy town and house where people who enter dont leave. The town people will protect their evil secret no matter what. The story that kevin told is deeply dark and disturbing. A story within a story.
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Quick read - good for taking your mind off reality for a bit. You get exactly what this book is - a dimestore horror novel that isn't up for awards and recognitions. Fun, fast, and gives you a chill or two. ...more
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Giving it 4 stars because it was a surprisingly good horror novel. May have been influenced by the ridiculously bad book I read the day before.
A short novel so good for a weekend escape. Not big on character development but not bad for a short novel.
Barry Edstene
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written and well thought out.
Matthew Johnston
Jun 12, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Not the most gifted observer of people. I'm giving it a few more days, then giving up.
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