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The House on Rectory Lane by Stuart James



Jake and Kate live in London but after an altercation with a stranger who threatens Jake with a knife, they take their son and move to a house in the woods.
It’s their dream home, or so they think until people in the village warn them they shouldn’t have come.
Their neighbours are strange and when Kate sees a face at the window, the family realise they might be in danger.
When they find a tape hidden in the loft of the house, a video recording of the previous family who once lived there, it chills them to the bone.
They soon realise that the family living there before them have disappeared and they too could now be next.

What is the mystery surrounding the house on Rectory Lane? 

Jake and Kate are about to find out…


This is my second Stuart James thriller and in his true horror-infused fashion, this gripping book terrified me to the very unexpected and chilling end.

Jake and Kate were ready to leave London and find a nice quiet home outside the big city to raise their son, Sean, and the beautiful and secluded home on Rectory Lane was just the ticket.  However, not everyone seems to want them there. Between people looking in their windows, the threatening phone calls, a large Jeep trying to run them down, and young women going missing, London doesn’t look so bad.  But Jake is not going to be run out of town.  This is his new dream home and he is going to protect his family. But his dream home is about to become his worst nightmare.

This book will take you on a heart-stopping and mind-bending ride to the quaint town of Ramsbury which holds a terrifying secret too shocking to believe.  The author has a riveting way of grabbing the reader’s attention from the very first sentence and dropping an extremely disturbing twist at the end.  If you love extreme horror with twists and turns that will make you freaking dizzy, give this book a try.

Thank you to Mr. James for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Stuart JamesI have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.

I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.

My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.
This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.

I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.
I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.

To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town, and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness.
That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.

My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.
I have multiple stories running, past, and present. A family who wants answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death.
A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party.
A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them.
A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.

I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.
My third thriller, Apartment Six, was published in January of this year. 

I’m 45, married, and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing.
I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true. 

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The House On Rectory Lane