Monday, October 5, 2015

The Haven by J.W.Webb (A Cornish Ghost Story)

The Haven
(A Cornish Ghost Story)
by J.W. Webb

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: J. W. Webb
ISBN-13: 2940150880719
Genre: Horror
Print Length: 94 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
She is waiting by the water's edge.
When Richard and Kate Harrison venture exhausted into The Haven (a quiet Cornish cove) they happen upon strange events. Richard – unhappy and lost – is haunted by the vision of a beautiful stranger. Fascinated and obsessed, he is soon ensnared in a very dangerous game. Nothing is as it seems, the past has returned to take hold over the present. Their marriage falling apart, Kate and Richard watch their world dissolve as spiralling events threaten their very existence.

The deeper Richard digs into the Haven's dark secret the more trapped he becomes. Only Kate can save him from this course of self destruction – but does she care, or is she just another player in the game? Meanwhile the Maid of Haven waits down on the beach alone – knowing that the time for her revenge draws nearer. It is for you that she waits…

The Haven by J.W.Webb (A Cornish Ghost Story)

The Haven (A Cornish Ghost Story).Ahhh, ‘tis the season for creepy, dark reads that will have you hearing things that go bump in the night. Grab a few candles, keep the dog close by and step into J.W. Webb’s world, but only if you dare.

The Haven is an old ghost story come to life for Richard Harrison as he and his cold and distant wife take a trip to the seaside in an attempt to re-kindle the sparks that have gone cold. And so, Richard’s living nightmare begins with a strange woman on the shore and something that went bump in the night. Are they real, was he dreaming, was it the generous amount of alcohol he had before bed? The more Richard gets sucked into this madness, the more he wants to know the history of The Haven and the tales of love, murder and suicide, along with a vow for revenge.

How do Richard and his wife, Kate fit into this historical tale? Why does Richard see this woman and Kate does not? The more he learns the more he is determined to see what it all means, but the townsfolk aren’t talking and the woman on the beach is a stoic sentinel from long ago. Who is she waiting for and what revenge does she seek? Why is Richard the focus of her attention? Is he going mad or could there be something more to fear, a sin from the past, perhaps?

I’ll be sleeping with a light on, head under the covers, earplugs in place, thanks to J.W.Webb and his masterful telling of mystery, curses and revenge that lives on through the ages. Very dark, very intriguing, filled with characters that range from ghostly to completely unlikable, but very human, J.W. Webb weaves a heavy tale, rich with atmosphere and a pace that allows every word to sink in like the teeth on a wolf. Looking for something on the dark side of fantasy that will have you looking over your shoulder and staying out of dark corners? Enter with caution, but do give this a try!

I received this copy from J.W. Webb in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This sounds so good! I love the cover and the title.

    1. This is one of those reads that puts your mind in overdrive!