Horrid

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From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

Following her father's death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor's doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone...and more tormented.

As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident "bad seed," struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane's mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won't reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the "storage room" her mom has kept locked isn't for storage at all--it's a little girl's bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears....

Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more...horrid?

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Title:Horrid
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316537247
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  • Melanie

    OwlCrate's September 2020 Box : My Rep Code: MEL10 ❤️ARC provided by The Novl "Three little girls all eating things they weren’t supposed to eat. Three little girls all eating thi...

  • Miranda Reads

    September OwlCrate Unboxing and Review This one ended up being pretty dang good - if you are curious about my thoughts (on book box and the book) - check out the video link!...

  • Riley

    this was so creepy and very fucked up, exactly what i want when i read a horror bookif you are a fan of rory power i think you will really like this ...

  • daph pink

    DARK, CLEVER, ENGAGING and SPINE TINGLING♥️It’s been a while since I have read a good y/a horror mystery and the I would be lying if I didn’t say that the main two reasons that I was drawn t...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    4-4.5 starsHere's the thing, folks: if you're looking for a super scary tale for fall, this probably ain't it. Personally, I like to read atmospheric, spooky novels at night during the fall, but if it...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

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  • ? oscar ?

    "There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid." The story follows J...

  • megs_bookrack

    One look at this cover and it's clear, we could be in for Leno's darkest story YET!Darker, darker, darkest.I love that for her. And for us....

  • C.G. Drews

    This was compelling and a lot creepier than I anticipated! It's fairly different from the other Leno books I've read (which it's nice to see authors explore other genres!) with definitely a focus on t...

  • emma

    i added this book 7 months ago. i have not stopped thinking about this cover since then...