Naomi's Room

Naomi's Room

Jonathan Aycliffe

Jonathan Aycliffe

Charles and Laura are a young, happily married couple inhabiting the privileged world of Cambridge academia. Brimming with excitement, Charles sets off with his daughter Naomi on a Christmas Eve shopping trip to London. But, by the end of the day, all Charles and his wife have left are cups of tea and police sympathy. For Naomi, their beautiful, angelic only child, has disappeared. Days later her murdered body is discovered.But is she dead?In a howling, bumping story of past and present day hell, Jonathan Aycliffe's haunting psychological masterpiece is guaranteed to make you sink to untold depths of teeth-shaking terror.
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The Matrix

The Matrix

Jonathan Aycliffe

Jonathan Aycliffe

Seek and you shall find... After the death of his beloved wife, Andrew Macleod finds solace in his research in Edinburgh.His interest in the ancient practices of magic is purely academic until the soothingly hypnotic rituals and mysterious ceremonies begin to lure him into a consuming quest for knowledge.When his passion escalates into an obsession for power and mastery, Andrew unwittingly becomes the apprentice of Duncan MyIne, who has a strange hold over him. Though Andrew fears MyIne's menacing tutelage, he allows himself to be drawn deeper into an inner circle of evil.When he finally discovers the demented motivation behind MyIne's interest in him, it is too late for redemption, poised as he is on the edge of the horrific abyss between life and death...
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A Shadow on the Wall

A Shadow on the Wall

Jonathan Aycliffe

Jonathan Aycliffe

Some things are best left undisturbed . . .In the countryside of Victorian England, Edward Atherton, rector of Thornham St. Stephen, has taken on the arduous task of restoring the ancient church. But he should never have meddled with the tomb that lay beneath the church's crumbling walls. The moment the workman raised the tomb lid, an unspeakable horror escaped. At a loss to explain the unsettling noises and frightening visions that begin to plague the church, Atherton calls upon fellow antiquarian and Cambridge professor Richard Asquith to help investigate the strange events that began in the wake of the tomb's disturbance.The two discover tantalizing hints of whom and what may have been laid to rest in the tomb, but the unforeseen circumstances force Asquith to give up his inquiries and leave the small village of Thornham behind. Asquith tries to put the frightening experiences behind him and focus on his new wife and family. But death and disappearances...
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The Silence of Ghosts

The Silence of Ghosts

Jonathan Aycliffe

Jonathan Aycliffe

When the Blitz starts in London, Dominic Lancaster, injured out of service at the battle of Narvik, accompanies his 10 year old sister Octavia to the family house on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. Octavia is profoundly deaf but at night she can hear disturbing noises in the house. When questioned by Dominic as to what she can hear, she replies: 'voices'. Two nights later she comes into his bedroom to tell him that the dead children in the house want them to leave.And then Octavia falls mysteriously ill... during her sickness she tells Dominic he must go to the attic. There, he releases an older, darker evil that threatens the lives of Olivia and himself.Praise for Naomi's Roomt:'A chilling story which gives the lie to any notion that supernatural horror is remotely theraputic. Aycliffe has a fine touch.' The Independent.'Naomi's Room must rank among the finest of English ghost stories... They certainly don't come any more dark and fearsome.' Newcastle Evening...
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