"A spooky horror novel"
It is a house of horrors, an abode where Debbie and Don
lured unsuspecting visitors into a deadly trap. They
took their victims into the basement, a torture chamber
superior to anything Poe could have described and tormented
them in ways to horrifying to mention. By the time they
were finally caught, many people including children were
killed at the hands of these sociopaths. The town, wanting
no mementos of these deranged individuals, razed the house
with a bulldozer.
Three ten-year-old boys were hiding in the woods that
day, watching the leveling of the house. They disappeared
after they stole three bricks from the rubble as souvenirs
of the event. That theft set in motion a chain of events
that would have a profound impact on them as adults. Two
of the three boys left town as adults to make their future
so that they could return with offerings for the demon they
need to serve.
Sephera Giron has written a novel that takes her
audience to the edge and brings them back so abruptly that
one can't help but wonder if these events are based on
facts sort of like Bates or In Cold Blood. HOUSE OF PAIN
is horror at its best because there are so many twists and
shocking turns that one can never predict what will happen
next except for more entertainment from the dark side.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 19, 2001