Dive into the Gothic Embrace of Horror Novel “My Darling Dreadful Thing”

February 19, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Prepare to be enthralled by a chilling blend of romance and the supernatural in Johanna van Veen’s highly anticipated debut horror novel, My Darling Dreadful Thing, arriving in May 2024 from Poisoned Pen Press.

Where the veil between worlds thins:

Roos sees what others cannot: the spectral form of Ruth. Ruth is a spirit companion who has walked the earth for centuries. Their bond is deep and unwavering. But their world is about to shift dramatically.

When Agnes Knoop, a wealthy widow drawn to the supernatural, enters their lives, an undeniable connection sparks between her and Roos. Determined to escape the oppressive atmosphere of her own life, Roos accepts Agnes’ invitation to reside in her sprawling yet decaying estate.

Within the opulent yet crumbling walls of the estate, unspeakable horrors lurk. As the attraction between Roos and Agnes intensifies, Ruth’s jealousy grows. Soon, she is willing to take desperate measures to keep Roos close. The lines between love, obsession, and the supernatural blur, threatening to consume them all.

Prepare to encounter spectral beings unlike any you’ve seen before, adding a unique twist to the classic gothic horror elements. Immerse yourself in a passionate and complex relationship between two women where love and danger intertwine.

Named one of Goodreads users’ most anticipated horrors of 2024, My Darling Dreadful Thing promises a thrilling reading experience that will linger long after the final page. Get ready to be captivated by its chilling beauty. Witness its forbidden romance, horror, and the terrifying consequences. Pre-order your copy now.

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