The Gordon Place


Isaac Thorne’s first novel, The Gordon Place, in 2019 received the Finalist Award in Horror from Readers’ Favorites. The book is available in ebook, print, and audiobook formats. On June 12, 2020, the audiobook edition narrated by Sean Duregger won the Independent Audiobook Awards Horror category.

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

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

“The descriptive nature of the story has you feeling you are really there, hearing every creak and echo of the past.” —Readers’ Favorites

“…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.” —IndieReader

“Even the most strange and otherworldly scenes in the book are so well described that you feel like you’re there in the midst of the action.” —TN Horror News and Promotions

“As comforting as sliding into a warm bloodbath. And just as soothing and nerve-jangling.” —My Gay Toronto Magazine



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.

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