Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Origins: From Author for Review
Synopsis: Maddie had forgotten that cursed summer. Now she’s about to remember…
“Madeleine Chambers of Hargest House” has a certain grandeur to it. But as Maddie enters the Gothic mansion she inherited from her aunt, she wonders if its walls remember what she’s blocked out of the summer she turned sixteen.
She’s barely settled in before a series of bizarre events drive her to question her sanity. Aunt Charlotte’s favorite song shouldn’t echo down the halls. The roots of a faraway willow shouldn’t reach into the cellar. And there definitely shouldn’t be a child skipping from room to room.
As the barriers in her mind begin to crumble, Maddie recalls the long-ago summer she looked into the face of evil. Now, she faces something worse. The mansion’s long-dead builder, who has unfinished business—and a demon that hungers for her very soul.
Review: When Maddie was young, her parents would leave her during the summer with her Aunt Charlotte at Hargest House. Yet after her sixteenth summer, she never returned until her Aunt Charlotte leaves it to her in her will. Now back in Hargest House for the first time, Maddie is starting to remember the past and it might just cost her everything. THE DEVIL’S SERENADE is dark and strange, eliciting responses of visceral fear as something which longs to steal your soul is revealed. Filled with secrets and surprises, THE DEVIL’S SERENADE will keep you on your toes and leaving the light on to keep away the shadows.