The Gordon Place


The Gordon Place

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The Gordon Place Synopsis

Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in twenty years. Local teenagers have been spreading rumors about disembodied screams coming from inside. Now, thanks to a rickety set of cellar stairs and the hateful spirit of his dead father, he might never escape.

Meanwhile, Channel 6 News feature reporter Afia Afton—whose father is the victim of a local decades-old hate crime—is meeting with town administrator Patsy Blankenship. Her mission is to develop a ghost story feature for a special to air on the station’s Halloween broadcast. When Patsy tells her about the screams at the Gordon place, the past and the present are set on a collision course with potentially catastrophic results.

Can Graham come to terms with his father’s past and redeem his own future? Can the murder mystery that has haunted Afia for most of her life finally be solved?

It’s a fight for the future and the past when spirit and flesh wage war at the Gordon place.

Editorial Reviews

“With the right amount of gore and a permeating sense of dread, this work proves Thorne to be a gifted storyteller.”

Publishers Weekly review via

“…a thrilling throwback horror tale that tears through the pages like a hound from hell.”

David Simms for Scream Horror Magazine, Issue 55

“Thorne eases into the story as if spinning a ghostly yarn, it is as comforting as sliding into a warm bloodbath and just as soothing and nerve-jangling.”

Drew Rowsome, My Gay Toronto

“There are no heroes in Lost Hollow, just ordinary people dealing with extraordinary situations and it makes for a dark and wonderful ride.”

Yeti for TN Horror News

“Thorne has some serious writing chops and every time I jumped back into The Gordon Place, I was easily whisked away to Lost Hollow.”

Steve Stred for Kendall Reviews

“Isaac Thorne builds up the suspense gradually, writing in a way that draws the reader into the web. The descriptive nature of the story has you feeling you are really there, hearing every creak and echo of the past.”

Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

“It’s got a menacing B-movie vibe, yet addresses deeper issues of child abuse and racism and author Isaac Thorne shows that true horror doesn’t come from beyond the grave, but the dark recesses of the human heart.”

Rob Errera for IndieReader

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