Review: The Moore House by Tony Tremblay

The Moore House by Tony Tremblay
Haverhill House Publishing (July 2018)
238 pages; $26.99 hardcover; $16.99 paperback; $7.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

I can’t think of a better way to describe Tony Tremblay’s debut novel, The Moore House, than with the author’s own words of warning from one character to another in the actual story…

“Think of all the scary stories you’ve read about demonic possession. Remember all the horrible scenes you’ve seen in horror movies. This will be worse.”

From the very first page, I was drawn into the story of this house said to have a black soul and the tale of three former Nuns, empaths, employed by the Church to determine if there is any evidence of possession.

The Moore House itself may be evil, but as a book it’s good. It’s more than good — it’s great, and it’s terribly effective in what it sets out to accomplish. Tony Tremblay continues to grow as an author and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. As a matter of fact, about halfway through, I got the feeling I was reading a breakout book by an author I’ve been reading since the very beginning. As a reader and reviewer, that’s pretty damn exciting. Simply stated, The Moore House is one of the best possession stories I’ve read since The Exorcist.

I fully recommend adding this novel to your Summer TBR pile.

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