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The Plague Stones by James Brogden
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bookshelves: horror, horror-with-laughs, rural-fantasy
Read 2 times. Last read February 23, 2020.

Absolutely terrific horror that majors on the suspense more than the gore, though there is plenty of gore. A struggling family move to a free house in Hot Fuzz-like village, idyllically English and run by a Trust. Obviously there's a catch, in this case that it's haunted by the vengeful spirits of massacred plague victims.

This was perfectly pitched for me, with the humour and characterisation cutting through the tension and a lot to say about people and what we owe each other as well as an excellent British myth / history / rural Hammer horror thing going on. Immensely readable with a terrific ending.
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February 23, 2020 – Shelved
February 23, 2020 – Shelved as: horror
February 23, 2020 – Shelved as: horror-with-laughs
February 23, 2020 – Shelved as: rural-fantasy
February 23, 2020 – Finished Reading

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