The Secret of Cold Hill

The Secret of Cold Hill

Book - 2019
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"Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury-living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in - part-exchange available for the right buyers. The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their 40th birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived...let's just say their days are numbered"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2019.
ISBN: 9781509816231
1509816232
Branch Call Number: FIC JAMES
Characteristics: 327 pages : illustrations

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zenjay
Oct 26, 2020

I enjoyed this in the run up to Halloween and it's an entertaining ghost story. The characters are clichéd but it's a good old spooky romp.

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avidFVreader
Oct 22, 2020

Well developed ghost story with a good pace. Mrs P-W is something else!

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gloryb
Aug 31, 2020

I found this book humourous in spots as well as shocking and puzzling. The unexpected twist at the end explains the events in the story. A thoroughly enjoyable read anytime of the year even though it is essentially a ghost story. I enjoyed this novel more than the last DSI Roy Grace novel by Peter James that I read.

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Tree12345
Aug 18, 2020

My first time reading Peter James and I loved it. Nice flow throughout the book, keeps you interested. Hard to put down. Going to have to read his other novels now. I recommend reading it.

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Allouze
Feb 07, 2020

Fantastic edge of your seat, terrifying and psychological ghost story. Brilliantly paced, as if you're watching a movie, you experience the characters' fears and emotions.

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carolefort
Nov 02, 2019

The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James is simply a ghost story and who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned ghost story and what better setting than the English countryside. Emily and Jason Danes have decided to buy a house in the country and the one they fall in love with is a new build on an estate previously occupied by an old mansion. When they move in, they realize that there are few other residents with the exception of the eccentric older couple across the way: Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell. Before long, the young couple begin to notice that all is not well in the new home. Sounds are heard and sightings begin to appear in the homes of the Danes and the Penze-Weedell. You will have to read this book to learn more. Close the curtains and turn up all the lights: you are in for quite a story.

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