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Book Review: Townhouse

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Title: Townhouse
Author: Brian Rowe
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 242
Buy: Amazon, Book Depository
Sara Crimson isn't happy about moving into a shady apartment complex with a man she barely knows. But after discovering she's pregnant with her first child, she decides to try to make a relationship work with the baby daddy Max, an up-and-coming talent agent.

An aspiring novelist, Sara at first is elated with the additional free time she has to focus on her writing. But as the days turn to weeks, she starts to suspect that something peculiar is happening in the Executive Townhouses of North Hollywood, California. People start disappearing, strange noises echo down the corridor, and an old, creepy tenant finds his entertainment value in staring at her from afar.

But what Sara doesn't know is that the hidden horrors that lie inside the complex are far worse than anything her overactive imagination could have ever conceived...
Woah, what can I say about this book? Townhouse definitely isn't horror for no reason!

This book is beyond creepy... I can't really say that much without giving things away, but if you're going to read Townhouse, please, please, please don't eat when you're nearing the end of the book. I drank some water and it gurgled in the most uncomfortable way.

I didn't like the protagonist, Sara, all that much, but oh, gods... the stuff Brian Rowe put her through! I did like Cory a lot though, but hey, who doesn't like little boys in the middle of a horror story?

I just want to say that Townhouse creeped me out so, so much. The ending sent chills down my spine and the "four years later..." epilogue left me wanting to blanch. Horrible, I say. This is the perfect book for a late halloween night, or for anybody wanting to scare themselves (or their friends) silly--because I was, scared silly, I mean...
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