David Ash - detective of the paranormal - is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case; a man has been found crucified - in a room that was locked. The reports suggest that the cliff - top castle is being haunted . . .
Who - or what - is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night. What are the strange, animal - like sounds that come from the surrounding woods?
And why are the castle's inhabitants so reluctant to talk about what they have seen?
What Ash eventually discovers is truly shocking.
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I am a huge fan of James Herbert. When I received the email requesting me to review Ash I actually let out a little squeal and to say my dad was jealous would be an understatement.
This book is quite a read at over 700 pages and at times I did find it a little drawn out but its definitely worth it because when its good...its really good.
Ash is a parapsychologist who goes to investigate a haunting at the mysterious Comraich castle. It turns out Comraich has many secrets and most of them aren't paranormal.
Before Ash agrees to conduct the investigation he signs many forms to say he won't speak of anything that he sees at Comraich.
Ash finds himself in the middle of nowhere in strange surroundings. Secrets are coming out of the woodwork at every turn. Comraich is a hideaway for the rich and famous who need somewhere to hide away from atrocities they have done. Ash finds himself recognising many a people who the media have reported dead.
There is plenty of evil in the castle and once again it isn't all paranormal. People with grudges, tormented patients who are kept hidden in the cellar. Mysterious people who only come out at night covered in a black cloak.
Ash has a lot on his hands but some solace is found in one of the nurses who he becomes close to and helps him along the way.
David Ash is a troubled soul who has had plenty of heart ache in the past so whilst appearing strong and tough on the outside he is actually hurting on the inside. So taking this job is a bit of a risk but at the same time a nice distraction.
If you are a fan of James Herbert then you will want to add this to your collection.