Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Adam’s eyes swelled in horror at the sight that confronted him. Henry was standing with his back against the front door, pale and rigid, his left hand pressed to his neck. Blood was seeping between his fingers, running down his wrist and dripping from his elbow onto the back of Jacob’s head. Jacob was facedown on the tiled floor, arms outstretched to either side with blood pooling around his wrists. There was a faintly metallic butcher’s shop smell in the air...

After the tragic death of their eleven-year-old son, Adam and Ella are fighting to keep their family from falling apart. Then comes an opportunity that seems too good to be true. They win a competition to live for free in a breathtakingly beautiful mansion on the Cornish Lizard Peninsula. There’s just one catch – the house is supposedly haunted.

Mystery has always swirled around Fenton House. In 1920 the house’s original owner, reclusive industrialist Walter Lewarne, hanged himself from its highest turret. In 1996, the then inhabitants, George Trehearne, his wife Sofia and their young daughter Heloise disappeared without a trace. Neither mystery was ever solved.

Adam is not the type to believe in ghosts. As far as he’s concerned, ghosts are simply memories. Everywhere he looks in their cramped London home he sees his dead son. Despite misgivings, the chance to start afresh is too tempting to pass up. Adam, Ella and their surviving son Henry move into Fenton House. At first, the change of scenery gives them all a new lease of life. But as the house starts to reveal its secrets, they come to suspect that they may not be alone after all…

What readers are saying about Ben Cheetham’s books

'I love love loved this book! Had me gripped right from the start and just had to keep reading it!'

'A dark and twisting narrative that will keep you turning the pages. Ben Cheetham's characters, though sometimes tainted or, indeed, pure evil, are completely believable.'

'The only trouble with this book is that sleep and work got in the way.'

'I loved this book and continue to think about the characters after I finished.'

'Brilliantly written and had me totally captivated. Didn't want to stop reading as I felt myself getting pulled into the drama and wanting to find out what happened next.'

'Wow! I loved this book. The suspense kept me on the edge of my chair!'

Title:Don't Look Back
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    Don't Look Back Reviews

  • DAVID ALSPECTOR

    This is a must readThis is how you tell a creepy story. Even as it concludes it may still leave you guessing as to what's real and not. This was my first book read by Ben Cheetham but nowhere near my ...

  • Kirsty

    Book two in my Horrorthon 2019.Very much enjoyed "Don't look back" which caught me by surprise. This was my first book by Ben Cheetham, I went in with no expectations and came out thoroughly satisfied...

  • Sarah

    A little too far fetched for me, from the unrealistic house offer, to the 11 year old kidnapping the ‘goth girl’ and then to top it off .. the woman living for years in a tower. The writing was go...

  • poppie

    First time I have read a book by this author and wasn't disappointed. Don't know what I was expecting from the novel but it was an excellent read. Very atmospheric and intriguing. Will be researching ...

  • Vanessa  Thomas

    Loved it!Yet again, Ben did not disappoint. I was totally engrossed and gripped by the story, I just had to finish it as soon as I could. It's full of suspense, and has you wondering the whole time ab...

  • Sophie Rees

    At first I was gripped by the book.The opening chapter is so well written and full of action which unfortunately didn't carry on through the book. I found it slow and dragged on A Lot and got about 60...

  • Nancy Silk

    "Wow! What A Heart Beating Thriller"This is a very well written, scary, suspenseful story which totally grabbed me. Here in this story, Adam and his wife, Ella, have been torn apart about the death of...

  • Jeanine

    Solid, well written story,...

  • Tere Fredericks

    Intense I read this book as part of my Kindle Unlimited membership. I would like to thank the author for partnering with KU so I have access to this book. A family moves into the house of their dreams...

  • Helen

    It would be a dream for me to win a competition to live in a large and beautiful house on the Cornish coast. However not this house.... Following a family tragedy, Adam and Ella and their son Henry ha...