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The Cabin Sessions is a confronting, hard-hitting, dark psychological thriller told with acid wit. Themes of abuse are explored through minds distorted by fear and corrupted by hatred and delusion; this is a tale in which redemption is gained in unexpected ways.


It's Christmas Eve when hapless musician Adam Banks stands on the bridge over the river that cleaves the isolated
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ebook, 316 pages
Published October 8th 2017 by Jennifer Lynne
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CHenry Roi
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Cabin Sessions is a dark psychological thriller with elements of horror. It's not the fast paced kind of read that grips you from the opening and carries you along at a breathless clip. The action doesn't grab you. But the story sure does.

Isobel's IQ and polish are evident in every line of this smartly written yarn. It has a definite literature feel, the story building in gradients for a gutting zing finale where the carefully woven plot came to a head and butted me smack in the face.

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Joshua Grant
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Cabin Sessions by Isobel Blackthorn explored the darker side of human nature. It was interesting as it bounced from the perspective of a number of characters. As several strangers gather at a cabin in the forest, darker events come into play. It was an interesting and somewhat creepy spin on the classic cabin in the forest trope. ...more
Sandi Wallace
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
James Watts
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review of The Cabin Sessions by Isobel Blackthorn and published by Hellbound Books.

What secrets are buried deep in the town of Burton? Only by reading The Cabin sessions by Isobel Blackthorn will you be able to dig them up, as I will not tell. I will tell you this, it is a darkly written piece of prose that draws you in with tidbits of information and intrigue like a trail of breadcrumbs.

The cabin is a place for the residents of Burton to perform their music in the expression of themselves and
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Angela Maher
Mar 12, 2018 added it
Shelves: horror
Read for Australian Shadows Awards judging.
Donna Maria
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well!
Talk about being blown away
My review of
The Cabin Sessions
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Isobel Blackthorn
If you are in search of a stonking read with delicious descriptions - chilling horror (very psychological in places) and perfect prose then this is the book for you
The horror was delivered with sophistication and stealth - so much so that when I wanted to pull back or run for cover I couldn't.
The story telling is masterly and I would class this book - author, as a modern day classic
Unique- individual- and
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Craig Stewart
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every small town has secrets, but none have secrets like this one

The Cabin Sessions is a novel that takes a deep dive into the dark side of small town drama. If youre looking for a writer who isnt afraid to examine every level of a character, no matter how depraved, then do yourself a favour and check this beautifully detailed work by Isobel Blackthorn. Get to know/hate/love/despise/adore the folks of Burton. But, be careful who you trust, because the ending of this tale will surely drop your
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Danielle Urban
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
The Cabin Sessions by Isobel Blackthorn is a dark edgy read. There's an a lot hatred, anger, and fear represented in this thriller/mystery. The tale is built upon the motions of the characters. Their emotions cause for reactions that may cause them more problems. The internal war inside of the characters felt like a heavy dark blanket that simply would not lift away. The plot was interesting. It kept me wondering how it would explode and when. There were a few grammatical errors that made some ...more
Elizabeth Corbett
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Set in a fictional Australian setting akin to that found in Melbournes Dandenong Mountains this deeply atmospheric novel starts with an astrological omen. As Adam crosses the river guitar in hand a storm is brewing one that could see him trapped in The Cabin for hours. Struggling against a rising panic he continues his journey to The Cabin Music Session unwilling to let his mentor Benny Muir down. But bad news awaits him and as the story unfolds it is not the worst the fateful evening will hold. ...more
Bookworldliness
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The cabin sessions, set in a fictional town of Burton, is a dark, psychological thriller.

The tale swaps between the present scenario i.e. a dark, stormy night where music sessions are taking place in a cabin and, episodes of past; connecting past with the present.

Burton is a town where theres so much more than what meets the eyes. Each character has their own story and darkness within them which distinguishes them from other characters obscurity. They have their own secrets and sometimes they
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Eddie Generous
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unnerving Magazine Review
The Cabin Sessions is a tough one to pin to a genre, I suppose to be vague, it falls into dark literary. It also have a whodunit vibe that evolves from a whodunwhat vibe. All along it feels as if a crime is apparent, something weighty and plaguing of the patrons storm-stayed at an open mic bar.
The characters are rounded and odd, in a kind of John Irving odd kind of way: strange sex, wilful self-destruction, everyone sticking noses in, and all standing ready to perform
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P.J. Reed
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cabin Sessions by Isobel Blackthorn was an interesting, dark read, brimful of characters simmering with dark emotions - anger, hatred, delusion, and fear. The cabin was meant to be a place for the residents to express themselves in a positive way, however, something goes very wrong. The characters trapped in the cabin have dark pasts often traumatised by abuse which are explored as the story unfolded.
The storytelling in The Cabin Sessions is good and the characters well written. This is a
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Rachel
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Original, gripping and atmospheric

It's Christmas Eve in the small town of Burton and the local musos have gathered at local bar, The Cabin, for an open mike night that has also become a memorial to one of their own. As a storm wreaks destruction outside, trapping all within, the seeping darkness inside The Cabin builds to some shocking revelations and a finale that will take your breath away.
With characters so real they feel unpleasantly close and a story that evokes tension in its inexorable
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Carlos Colon
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The theme song for the popular television show Cheers has the refrain, where everybody knows your name, and theyre always glad you came. At the Cabin, a modest little dive in the fictional Australian town of Burton, everybody may know your name, but they dont know your secrets. And its these secrets that, slowly but surely, raise the tension in this tale until it boils over to a startling conclusion.

After the Cabins benevolent proprietor, Bennie, passes away, the venue resumes it open mic night
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Isobel Blackthorn is an award-winning author of unique and engaging fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mystery novels, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire. Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism for her groundbreaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Isobel carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, ...more

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