A Modern Gothic Horror Novel…
Named one of the 13 MOST CHILLING HORROR BOOKS OF 2018 by PopSugar
Named one of the BEST HORROR BOOKS OF 2018 by Inquisitr
Named one of the 7 HORROR BOOKS THAT SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH by BoredPanda
Named one of 2018’s SCARIEST HORROR BOOKS by Ranker
SEMI-FINALIST: The Kindle Book Review’s 2018 Jury Award for Best Horror/Suspense
TOP VOTE-GETTER: The Kindle Book Review’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Award – Best Horror/Suspense Category
RUNNER-UP: The Kindle Book Review’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Overall Book
#1 Amazon Best Seller for United States Horror New Releases for 3 straight weeks (April-May 2018).
Welcome to Cabin Green, where the setting is familiar, but the story is completely unexpected. A terrifying slow-burn that combines the literary Gothic prose of Shirley Jackson, Ambrose Bierce, & Thomas Tryon with the “what’s really real?” aspects of The Shining. Cabin Green has also been compared to the devastation of Hereditary and the socially progressive, ambiguous approach of Paul Tremblay.
Going to Cabin Green alone after the death of his fiancée was Ben’s first mistake. His second mistake was tempting fate by saying, “There’s no such thing as an evil building.” Now he’s caught in a nightmare of his own making deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. Even worse, a family history of mental illness makes it impossible for him to know if the ghosts haunting the cabin are real or all in his head.
This modern Gothic horror story takes the reader directly into Ben’s hellish experience. Is he crazy? Is a ghost haunting him? The only way to find out is to make it to the end of this deep, dark thrill ride that’s filled with more twists than a roller coaster.
“Takes [the] standard genre template & turns it upside-down..the crazy whirlwind that ensues is enough to make even the biggest horror fan a bit dizzy…with a literary approach that combines modern & mid-20th century techniques.” – Inquisitr
“A spectacular read…absolutely gripping. I couldn’t force myself to put it down. Taylor did an excellent and meticulous job creating this story, forming imagery…invoking real emotion on the part of the reader.” – The Horror Report
“A breath of fresh air…instilling such a deep, feral fear of the unknown that Shirley Jackson would be proud. Taylor doesn’t pull any punches, and she refuses to play it safe, something that the horror genre could use a lot more of.” – Mangled Matters
“Sucked me in from the first page… Taylor pulls the rug out from under her readers… a well-structured and integrated climax. I read this book in one sitting… fighting the urge to turn on all the lights.” – Connal Bain, Author of Blood Moon Fever
“A literary treat…it is written so intelligently that the very plot may leave some who are not well versed in abstract twist endings confused and wanting…very progressive. A modern horror classic.”
“The Haunting of Cabin Green was a novel that instantly caught my attention and from the very first page I could tell I was in for a literary treat. Exceptionally written and beautifully descriptive you will find yourself inside the Cabin Green in no time. The author does a wonderful job of pulling you in and keeping you hooked. I literally couldn’t put it down, and I finished it the same day I started. Eerie and filled with angst you are in for a journey like no other, a true psychedelic horror experience that will leave you wanting more.”
“The strengths of this novel are evident from the beginning. The author has a mastery of atmosphere and setting that pulled me in immediately. The swift and yet poetic prose somehow seems both modern and vintage simultaneously. A haunting tale of madness and soul-shattering grief, this novel is a feast of evocative and exquisite gothic horror. Highly recommended!”
“If a horror novel is going to truly reel me in, I need characters I care about, deep and vibrant descriptions to get me in the macabre mood and a strong story line that makes me want to invest my time into. THE HAUNTING OF CABIN GREEN has all of this and more.”
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More about the book from the author
I wrote the first draft of this book while sitting at the dining room table of the real Cabin Green (yes, it’s real, and yes, it’s in Northern Michigan!) back in 2007. I stuck it in my virtual filing cabinet after writing “The End” and didn’t touch it again for 10 years. When I unearthed it in 2017, I found the structure of a story I very much wanted to tell. The version you’re about to read is quite different from that first draft, but it stays true to the original story.
The Haunting of Cabin Green has many themes you’d expect from a horror novel, including mortal peril and a (possible) supernatural enemy. It also tells a heartbreaking love story of a couple that was separated by death’s embrace shortly before their wedding day.
Are you open to exploring the inner depths of the human psyche? Do you feel comfortable with a horror story that goes well beyond the normal tropes and introduces some new elements? If you said yes on both counts, I invite you to enter the dark world of Cabin Green. I think you’ll like your visit, and unlike the protagonist, you’re free to come and go as you wish.
About author April A. Taylor
Horror caught my attention at a young age, and I’ve enjoyed exploring the darkness hidden inside each person’s psyche. I’m also intrigued by each person’s capacity for astounding levels of goodness in the face of overwhelming evil.
My horror and paranormal mysteries tackle both these topics. The darker side of humanity is also on display inside my photographs.
Like many writers, I started putting pen to paper during early childhood. My first project was a family newspaper entitled The Taylor Family Times. Since then, I’ve spent more than three decades honing my craft through a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, and ghostwriting projects. Along the way, I discovered a love for bringing the stories in my mind to life through photo sets as well.
I currently live in Michigan with the love of my life and our two cats. I’m not nearly as jaded about romance as Alexa Bentley from Missing in Michigan, but I did give her my sense of humor. I’m also not nearly as morose as Ben from The Haunting of Cabin Green, but who hasn’t felt the sting of great loss?
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