The Sorrows

The Sorrows

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"Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows. Anyone who likes a ghost story where there's no doubt the ghosts are undoubtedly real will love this novel." - New York Journal of Books

The Sorrows, an island off the coast of northern California, and its castle have been uninhabited since a series of gruesome murders in 1925. But its owner needs money, so he allows film composers Ben and Eddie and a couple of their female friends to stay a month in Castle Blackwood. Eddie is certain a haunted castle is just the setting Ben needs to find inspiration for a horror film.

But what they find is more horrific than any movie. Something is waiting for them in the castle. A malevolent being has been trapped for nearly a century. And he's ready to feed.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1787580571
  • 9781787580572
  • 1,723,641

Review quote

"Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows. Anyone who likes a ghost story where there's no doubt the ghosts are undoubtedly real will love this novel." -- New York Journal of Books "This is a sure fire winner and one that shows the road that Janz will go down with his career. Strong characters, great plotting devices framed throughout with history, back story and keeping it all masterfully maintained within the plot. This is an interesting and horrific story and another winner from Janz." -- The Literary Licence Podcast " of today's leading horror writers." -- Frank Michaels Errington's Horrible Book Reviews "I am utterly impressed...I really enjoyed The Sorrows a lot, and cannot wait for the sequel...There is a lot of intricate backstory and interesting exposition." -- Reader Voracious "The personalities of Ben and Eddie were coming out strongly from the start" -- LoraReviews "I cannot get over how enjoyable Jonathan's work is, and how creepy and artful his stories are." -- Howling Libraries "I strongly recommend this read for anyone who loves horror." -- Becca LeighAnne "It frazzled my nerves and had me terrified." -- Well Worth a Read
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About Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, which explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows "the best horror novel of 2012." The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, "reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub's Ghost Story"
Since then Jonathan's work has been lauded by writers like Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Tim Waggoner, Bryan Smith, and Ronald Kelly. Novels like The Nightmare Girl, Wolf Land, Savage Species, and Dust Devils prompted Thunderstorm Books to sign Jonathan to an eleven-book deal and to give him his own imprint, Jonathan Janz's Shadow Side.
His novel Children of the Dark received a starred review in Booklist and was chosen by their board as one of the Top Ten Horror Books of the Year (August 2015-September 2016). Children of the Dark will soon be translated into German and has been championed by the Library Journal, the School Library Journal, and Cemetery Dance. In early 2017, his novel Exorcist Falls was released to critical acclaim.
Jonathan's primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author's wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliche happens to be true. You can learn more about Janz at
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Rating details

547 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 25% (139)
4 39% (215)
3 21% (116)
2 11% (59)
1 3% (18)
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