Richard Matheson’s Hell House: Volume Four – Ian Edginton

Hell House 3This is last volume and you’ve been expecting a twist haven’t you. Some clever revelation about the house. Well sadly there isn’t one. The mystery is solved and some revelations come out but without significant foreshadowing they are of little value.

The good point about these four volumes is the journey. The mystery, the development of the characters and the suspense is what has drawn you here. In the 1970’s this may have been a fresh and original work, although it did receive criticism for being similar to other novels of the time. Today the ending appears rather flat. Maybe it’s the way you tell them as all the elements are there for an interesting finale.

A capable end but not all it could have been.

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