Craven Manor by Darcy Coates 5Star #review

Craven Manor is about Daniel, who is down on his luck, finding work wherever he can to pay the rent, then one day, he receives a strange job offer to be a groundskeeper, which he can’t turn down. When he first sees where he’ll be working, he’s uncomfortable, but bears through it, doing what he’s paid to do. That’s when the fun starts.

This book is filled with great visuals and storytelling. The characters are strong, while some are absolutely terrifying. There’s great build-up, and backstory to fill in the spaces of how things came to be. I whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great horror story mixed with paranormal adventure. Great job Darcy, I enjoyed every word.

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Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true.

Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time.

But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money, and promises more.

Daniel is desperate. Against his better judgement, he moves into the groundskeeper’s cottage behind the crypt. He’s determined to ignore the strange occurrences that plague the estate.

But when a candle flickers to life in the abandoned tower window, Daniel realises Craven Manor is hiding a terrible secret… one that threatens to bury him with it.


Darcy Coates is an Amazon bestseller and award-winning author. She loves haunted houses, ancient graveyards, mysteries and suspense – and her books reflect all of these passions.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia. When she’s not writing you can usually find her on a bushwalk, spending all day in the library or researching urban legends.

Darcy cohabitates with three cats and two humans. As much as she would like a fourth cat, she knows that would be treading dangerously close to crazy-cat-lady territory.

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