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Friday, October 30, 2015

The Haunted Halls by Glenn Rolfe [4.5 stars]



From the Description:


The Bruton Inn, located outside of the small Maine city of Hollis Oaks, is home to something special. An icy presence has made its way from a dark past to the present day. Cold spots, shadows, and whispers permeate the halls, and guests are beginning to change.

For two front desk employees, Rhiannon and Jeff, the dark rumors are about to come to light. They call upon Lee Buhl, the urban shaman, and his connection with the spirit world to dig up the truth.

Will they be able to stand against this malevolent force? Or will they come face to face with something beyond even your most frightful dreams. Welcome to the Bruton Inn. The Ice Queen has arrived.


The Haunted Halls is a fantastically creepy ghost story. The setting of the Bruton Inn works very well. For me, od hotels always seem to have a sense of history and impersonal menace. Although the ghosts you find at the Bruton are anything but impersonal. They are straight up evil and out for blood. I really liked the characters found in this story. They are realistic and believable as people who are dealing with horrific and unexplainable events. My favorites were Rhiannon, Lee, and Christina. This story was spooky and hard to put down. I devoured it in a few hours. The Haunted Halls is currently out of print but will be re-released by Samhain Publishing in 2016. Fans of great horror should grab this fast paced and scary 4.5 star gore fest!


About the Author:




Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

He is the author the novellas, Abram's Bridge, Boom Town, and the forthcoming, Things We Fear (March, 2016), the short fiction collection, Slush, and the novels The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain (October 2015). His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, will be released in March, 2016.
You can connect with Glenn Rolfe at http://glennrolfe.com/ or find him on Facebook and Twitter.