Dale and Lucy are two students with a fascination in the supernatural. One weekend, they travel to Sker House, South Wales, a private residence with a macabre history which has recently been converted into a seaside inn. They plan to write an article for their university magazine about a supposed haunting, but when they arrive, they meet a landlord who seems to have a lot to hide. Soon, it becomes apparent that all is not well at Sker House. An air of oppression hangs over it, while misery, tragedy and ill-fortune are commonplace. Gradually, it becomes clear that the true depth of the mystery goes far beyond a mere historical haunting. This is a place where bad things happen, and evil lurks.
Little by little Dale and Lucy fall under Sker’s dark spell, and as they begin to unravel the mysteries of the past, they realize that nothing stays buried forever.
Welcome to Sker House, a place where past and present collide.
“Sker House is a good, old fashioned ghost story that you’ll enjoy from beginning to end.”
– The Horror Cabin
“A chilling old fashioned ghost story”
Five Star Review on Amazon By RJ
Forget the blood and gore or the “obvious” thrills and chills you often see in this genre (not that there’s anything wrong with those). With Sker House, C.M. Saunders creates an old fashioned ghost story designed to send chills over your spine long after The End. Saunders takes a real legend about an actual place and combines it with engaging characters and breadcrumbs of evil to create psychological terror that builds slowly at first. The horror aspect sort of sneaks up on you, snatching your imagination when you’re not looking. Well written and cleverly plotted, Sker House is a definite must read for psychological horror fans.
About the Author
Christian Saunders, who writes fiction as C.M. Saunders, began writing in 1997, his early fiction appearing in several small-press titles and anthologies. His first book, Into the Dragon’s Lair – A Supernatural History of Wales was published in 2003. After graduating with a degree in journalism from Southampton Solent university he worked extensively in the freelance market, contributing to numerous international publications including Fortean Times, Chat, Its Fate! Bizarre, Urban Ink, Enigma, Record Collector, Nuts and Maxim, and a regular column to the Western Mail newspaper.
Since returning to dark fiction he has had stories published in Screams of Terror, Shallow Graves, Dark Valentine, Fantastic Horror, Unbroken Waters and several anthologies. His novellas Dead of Night and Apartment 14F: An Oriental Ghost Story are available now on Damnation Books, while Devil’s Island, is out now on Rainstorm Press. His latest book, From the Ashes – The REAL Story of Cardiff City FC is available now. He lives in London, England, and works as a freelance writer.
You are cordially invited to visit his blog: http://cmsaunders.wordpress.com/