Come On Up to the House by Dane Cobain


The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

Doesn’t life seem nasty, brutish and short?

This horror novella and accompanying screenplay tells the story of Darran Jersey, a troubled teenager who moves into a house that’s inhabited by the malevolent spirit of his predecessor.

As time goes by and the family begins to settle, Darran begins to take on more and more of the qualities of James, the dead teenager who committed a bloody suicide.

As tragedy after tragedy threatens to destroy the family, Darran’s mother Alice decides to leave the house behind and start afresh, but is it too late?

Find out when you Come On Up to the House…

Genre(s): Fiction > Horror > Occult
Series: n.a.
Length: 125 pages
Release date: 2016-12-05


Darran breathed a sigh of relief an turned around. As he did so, the lights flicked on by themselves and his nightmare was back, only this time he was living through it. The walls and carpet were daubed with blood. Darran did not know it, but he was looking at the room as it was left by its previous inhabitant. It wasn’t a pretty sight.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to the Jersey family – especially teenage son Darran – and their house.

With Come On Up to the House, Dane Cobain has created a horror story about a house, the evil spirit within, and a family. It is a fight between evil and not-so-evil; the horror is not limited to the evil spirit. Dane Cobain paints a clear picture of Darran while the gory story evolves. The other characters are of sufficient depth, supporting the novella-length story appropriately. The story has a good flow.

This is a book for you if you like the macabre, novella-length horror stories with a psychological touch, and screenplays.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Dark
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳
Violence 😡
Sexual content 😳


About the author

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.

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Amazon:  Dane Cobain
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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Come On Up to the House?  Or – if you did not yet read Come On Up to the House – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

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One thought on “Come On Up to the House by Dane Cobain

  1. This is not my first experience with the author’s work. I previously reviewed No Rest For the Wicked and hosted a guest post by the author.

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