• by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves.
Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.
The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But in so doing, they send the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.


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Customer Reviews

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Very Stephen King but in a good way

Remember when you saw 'the cabin in the woods' and thought that it was a wry ironic knowing twist on the over familiar beastie in the woods story - well this does the same with the 'Blair witch'. It's fast and well written and keeps you listening in a manner familiar to the fan of the early Stephen King horrors. There's problems and missteps but nothing that spoils the experience. But in truth, like 'cabin' it works well the first time but doesn't really linger in the mind.
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- Jonathan

Brilliant new concept

Excellent fresh new take on a horror novel involving a witches curse.
At the very beginning I wasn't sure what was going on as you are kind of dropped into the story without any background information and I was kind of confused (you will understand when you listen) but I'm glad I stuck with it as I was rewarded greatly.
It was a real rollercoaster of a novel, extremely scary at times, also funny and in places very moving, it was difficult not to feel for the main characters.
The narrated did a wonderful job at telling this tale, and I applaud such a terrific audiobook.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-04-2016
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton