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Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House.


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Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House.

30 review for Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest

  1. 4 out of 5

    Luvtoread

    Deliciously Creepy! This is an intensely scary book about a haunting which is said to be true events surrounding a young couple which makes the story even more frightening if you are a believer! A young couple move into their first home in a very nice neighborhood and have hopes of raising a family in this house. The first day after they unpack and get settled, the husband cleans up the back yard which is quite an overgrown mess and he comes upon a few old animal bones, so he keeps digging and fin Deliciously Creepy! This is an intensely scary book about a haunting which is said to be true events surrounding a young couple which makes the story even more frightening if you are a believer! A young couple move into their first home in a very nice neighborhood and have hopes of raising a family in this house. The first day after they unpack and get settled, the husband cleans up the back yard which is quite an overgrown mess and he comes upon a few old animal bones, so he keeps digging and finds a mass grave of animal bones in horrible condition. Quite shaken up he tells his wife and they rationalize why the bones would be there. That same night the husband sees a huge shadow out where the bones were discovered. There was noone out there! ..The wife starts having horrible nightmares that feel real to her and they shake her to her core. This is only the beginning of the of the horrific events that will plague this young couple and test the strength of their marriage and their sanity.I I found this book to be so well-written and extremely satisfying. I normally do not get frightened when reading but this book gave me goose bumps and had me looking over my shoulder hoping nothing was there. I enjoyed the dialogue style that Mr. Davies used to tell the story, it made the fear and creep factor resonate with me that these people really experienced this all consuming living nightmare. Mr. Davies also includes a short book at the end about another couple who lived in that house and you discover that twelve individuals or families resided and moved from that house in fifteen years. That information really makes one ponder about the true nature of this property. The author also gives great factual information at the end, about how science could prove or disprove many of the events that take place in a haunting.I I Highly recommend this book to all horror and paranormal lovers and I can't wait to read more of G.L. Davies books about other stories of hauntings. Whether these hauntings are truth or fiction (you can decide yourself), this was one seriously spooky book!😊 I have given this book 5 Spooky 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars!! I want to thank Netgally and the.publisher and G.L. Davies for writing this terrific paranormal book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Juli

    I love haunted house stories. A great creepy tale about things that go bump in the night is right up my alley, especially when the story is supposedly true. So, of course, I had to read the nonfiction account of a haunted house in England. The Haunted Horror of Haverfordwest is the continuation of a story about a house G.L. Davies wrote about in a prior book, A Most Haunted House. The events in this new book start 13 years before the paranormal events Davies first wrote about. The house is the s I love haunted house stories. A great creepy tale about things that go bump in the night is right up my alley, especially when the story is supposedly true. So, of course, I had to read the nonfiction account of a haunted house in England. The Haunted Horror of Haverfordwest is the continuation of a story about a house G.L. Davies wrote about in a prior book, A Most Haunted House. The events in this new book start 13 years before the paranormal events Davies first wrote about. The house is the same, but the experiences are a bit different. From 1989-1991, a married couple, Dai and Anne, lived in the house in Haverfordwest, until they couldn't stand it any more. Their terrifying experiences finally drove them out of the house. Paranormal events ranged from disembodied voices to physical attacks by an entity. The author interviewed this couple 46 times over a two year period to gather the facts of the case. The specific location of the house and the actual names of those involved are kept confidential. Davies presents the facts in an interview transcript format with a bit of extra information on the surrounding area, the house, and his thoughts on the interviews and the haunting. These events predate the occurrences outlined in Davies' prior book, A Most Haunted House. The text of that book is also included. A Most Haunted House outlines another couple's experiences in the house starting in September 2003. Their experiences were somewhat different -- unexplained lights, shadowy figures, cold spots and a menacing atmosphere made it difficult for them to remain in the home. Just like the first couple, they finally abandoned the property. Davies offers a few non-supernatural explanations -- electromagnetic fields, mold, radiation, infrasound and other possible causes. He also offers a few supernatural suggestions -- ghosts, demons, aliens, or other dimensions. While I enjoyed reading the accounts of experiences in this house, I'm not sure I totally believe the story. It's easy to list experiences as fact when the locations, people and events can't be corroborated. Although I would not want to live in a house where I was experiencing any of the events reported by these couples, I didn't find this book particularly scary. I found most of the experiences to be basically trope-y things used in almost every bad movie or book written about ghosts. One scene about a female spirit actually trying some sort of weird sex attack on a resident of the house just seemed ridiculous.. silly than scary. But, I'm a skeptic. Someone who believes in ghosts and that these experiences could actually happen might be more frightened by the story of this house. While I don't buy the story, I did enjoy reading both books. I love stories about ghosts and creepy occurrences. Stories about hauntings are one of my most guilty pleasures. But, I don't believe the tales are true. I am not a believer in the supernatural. Dead is dead. Ghosts or hauntings just don't exist. I firmly believe that most hauntings are just misinterpretations or hallucinations brought on by suggestion, or environmental issues like magnetic/electrical problems. But....in the event of factual proof being brought to light....I would be willing to admit I'm wrong and change my mind. For now, I will just continue to love stories about hauntings, and leave the actual ghost hunting to others. **I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from John Hunt Publishing via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lou

    Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is a scary and atmospheric read whether you're a sceptic when it comes to the paranormal or not. It's also perfect for this time of year when the nights are drawing in and getting progressively chiller. Written in the style of an interview it tells of the dark and disturbing events that took place in a house in West Wales, a house that the author has lived in and he adds his account to the narrative. Compelling and at times terrifying, don't read this in the dark Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is a scary and atmospheric read whether you're a sceptic when it comes to the paranormal or not. It's also perfect for this time of year when the nights are drawing in and getting progressively chiller. Written in the style of an interview it tells of the dark and disturbing events that took place in a house in West Wales, a house that the author has lived in and he adds his account to the narrative. Compelling and at times terrifying, don't read this in the dark! You simply cannot go wrong if what you're looking for is an intense and spooky story. Many thanks to John Hunt Publishing for an ARC.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    The story of a couple who buy a haunted house in Wales is a chilling and creepy book. you believe in the paranormal or not you can’t help but be gripped by this story. The owner interviews other couples who had previously lived in the house and had similar experiences to himself. Their experiences stayed with me long after I read this book!! I definitely would have moved out ASAP after the first experience and you would have found me running down the road in my pjs to get away!!! If you want a c The story of a couple who buy a haunted house in Wales is a chilling and creepy book. you believe in the paranormal or not you can’t help but be gripped by this story. The owner interviews other couples who had previously lived in the house and had similar experiences to himself. Their experiences stayed with me long after I read this book!! I definitely would have moved out ASAP after the first experience and you would have found me running down the road in my pjs to get away!!! If you want a chilling ghost story, perfect for a winters night that will make you’re spine tingle then this is ideal. Best to not read before bed!! Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ruthy lavin

    I live in a very quiet part of West Wales called Pembrokeshire. Not much happens here, it’s a slow paced and beautiful part of the world and I’m blessed to be a Pembrokeshire girl through and through. One day while scouting the kindle store for a new read, I typed in ‘morbid curiosities’ as a wide spectrum topic... instantly a book was recommended to me called ‘haunted’ about the apparent terrifying paranormal activity of a house in Haverfordwest, a town 15 miles from my house and where I go eve I live in a very quiet part of West Wales called Pembrokeshire. Not much happens here, it’s a slow paced and beautiful part of the world and I’m blessed to be a Pembrokeshire girl through and through. One day while scouting the kindle store for a new read, I typed in ‘morbid curiosities’ as a wide spectrum topic... instantly a book was recommended to me called ‘haunted’ about the apparent terrifying paranormal activity of a house in Haverfordwest, a town 15 miles from my house and where I go every week. Of course I was instantly intrigued. I started reading with an open mind, I’m still a sceptic at this point and think I’ll read it with no preconceptions at all. Oh. My. Days. This book is terrifying! It is well written, well documented, and extremely compelling. I had a sweat on after 15 minutes and by the end of the story I had to put the light on - something I never do. If you have an interest in the paranormal or are just curious by nature about what else may co-exist with us.... read this book. I think it has changed me from sceptic to believer and made me so grateful that even though I live In an old chapel house, nothing like this has ever happened to me. I don’t think I’d still be here if it had. Truly scary stuff.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    Presented as non-fiction this factual account is based on the author's own experiences as detailed in the included copy of his best selling book "A Most Haunted House" and the experiences of a couple who lived in the house before him. It is a creepy read whether you believe in the supernatural or not, and it also touches on some scientific explanations for the phenomena and explanations and theories on hallucinations. Presented as an interview, there are some strikingly believable occurrences Presented as non-fiction this factual account is based on the author's own experiences as detailed in the included copy of his best selling book "A Most Haunted House" and the experiences of a couple who lived in the house before him. It is a creepy read whether you believe in the supernatural or not, and it also touches on some scientific explanations for the phenomena and explanations and theories on hallucinations. Presented as an interview, there are some strikingly believable occurrences and some that defy plausibility. It should be a hit with fans of TV shows like Paranormal Witness, My Haunted House, A Haunting or any of the other ghostly reenactment shows. 4 out of 5 stars. I received an advance copy for review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    George1st

    But is it true? That is the one thought that permeates all others both before commencing, during and on completion of this absorbing, deeply unsettling but at the same time thoroughly entertaining account of strange otherworldly goings on in a seemingly fairly nondescript Victorian terraced house in the South Wales town of Haverfordwest. There can ultimately be only three explanations regarding the veracity of the book. Firstly that the events documented in the book are true and are the direct r But is it true? That is the one thought that permeates all others both before commencing, during and on completion of this absorbing, deeply unsettling but at the same time thoroughly entertaining account of strange otherworldly goings on in a seemingly fairly nondescript Victorian terraced house in the South Wales town of Haverfordwest. There can ultimately be only three explanations regarding the veracity of the book. Firstly that the events documented in the book are true and are the direct result and are derived from what we call the paranormal being events outside the current body of science and therefore can not be determined by a rational scientific explanation. If this is the case then we need to rethink everything that we have taken for granted since around the time of the Enlightenment. Secondly, the events in the book are again true but have a rational explanation. These can be found in the summary of possible explanations towards the end of the book and cover such subjects as false memory, gas, drugs, terrestrial trunked radio and even toxic mould. However due to the number of people who experienced the different manifestations and the period of time involved the explanations offered seemed unlikely. Thirdly ofcourse this could all be a work of fiction, a hoax, a spoof even, cleverly done but all made up. I personally do not know which of the three options it is and to be honest I do not particularly care for the reason for obtaining the book was to be scared, spooked and frightened and in regard to this objective the book resonantly succeeds. The first half of the book concerns the testament of Dai and Anne who bought the house in 1989 and their story is presented as a transcript of an interview. From the beginning of their stay they are plagued by a plethora of paranormal events that include the sighting of a spectral black dog, electrical appliances going on and off, white noise, sudden changes in temperature, doors opening and closing and the sighting of dark shadows in human form. You know the script as these have been previously encountered by us in a hundred late night horror movies. Added to this litany of terror was the discovery of animal cadavers buried in the garden and the spiritualist who when entering the house says that what is there is beyond heaven and hell. Eventually just like in the movies they flee the house in the middle of the night never to live there again. Over the years the house has had many owners but none have stayed long and for long periods the house appears to have remained empty. Many people acquainted with the house seem to know about its strangeness but there is a reluctance to talk about it. Interestingly there is no record of anything that might suggest an act of violence taking place there or it was built on an old burial site We learn that Dai and Anne on leaving the house went on to have a happy life together but similar events suffered by Sarah and John who later lived in the house and who's testament follows would lead to the breakup of their relationship. The author G L Davies stayed in the house and as he relates came close to committing suicide. The house would appear to be inhabited by an entity that seeks to first disorient then depress and if possible destroy those who reside there. I suppose that the best course of action would be for those in the paranormal community to get together (perhaps through crowd funding) and purchase the house then a full evidenced based scientific investigation can be conducted. Until then I regrettably must conclude that I do not foresee visiting Haverfordwest in the near future just in case by chance I may stumble upon the house. A great read for Halloween.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri

    "Suspension of disbelief" is automatic for me. I have no problem whatsoever accepting these events. Although the author's introduction was a bit slow, the interviews with first the couple who inhabited the house in this small but bustling community beginning in November 1989, then the latter section (earlier published as "a most haunted house") of the couple living there in 2003, I found absolutely riveting. In a dictionary definition of "I couldn't put this book down," HAUNTED: HORROR OF HAVERF "Suspension of disbelief" is automatic for me. I have no problem whatsoever accepting these events. Although the author's introduction was a bit slow, the interviews with first the couple who inhabited the house in this small but bustling community beginning in November 1989, then the latter section (earlier published as "a most haunted house") of the couple living there in 2003, I found absolutely riveting. In a dictionary definition of "I couldn't put this book down," HAUNTED: HORROR OF HAVERFORDWEST would be the book cover next to the definition. Absolutely engrossing, completely terrifying. My stomach roiled many times at the evil nature of the entity or entities haunting this residence, attempting to destroy any humans living within, and as it turned out, any attempting to cleanse the house of its evil. There were many Lovecraftian overtones as well, including the insistence by a spiritualist that the Entity comes from beyond this Universe. The author even quotes Lovecraft's famous statement on fear. I highly recommend this nonfiction account to anyone with an open mind and/or an interest in the paranormal or metaphysics.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julia Simpson-Urrutia

    Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest kept my unswerving attention from the first page to the last. I looked forward to reading it each day and night; I shared my findings with whoever would listen until at times they complained of goosebumps. When I originally found the title, through sheer luck, by looking up what I might find in the horror category, I did not realize this work is nonfiction. Honestly, that made the reading far more gripping for me. I find G.L. Davies to be a highly intelligent per Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest kept my unswerving attention from the first page to the last. I looked forward to reading it each day and night; I shared my findings with whoever would listen until at times they complained of goosebumps. When I originally found the title, through sheer luck, by looking up what I might find in the horror category, I did not realize this work is nonfiction. Honestly, that made the reading far more gripping for me. I find G.L. Davies to be a highly intelligent person/researcher and writer, and I can empathize with his doubting whether he has not been cursed by this dark house. Besides feeling utterly immersed in the story of the first couple Dai and Anne, and admiring a pregnant woman's fortitude and the couple's ability to escape, I could not help but compare what I read (and which I will certainly not reveal) with everything I have ever read or heard on the subject of hauntings, evil possession, and the dark side. Everything in this book rings true. One of the aspects I value most highly is the author's commitment to looking at all possible explanations for what was happening in this place. Davies has a gift for pacing and balance in what he offers between all concerned. The related interviews are as perfect as a reader could hope for. I was thrilled to discover Dai and Anne's story is followed by Sarah and John's, and that it ultimately included the nephews, now grown up. It blew my mind that nothing was repetitive; the demonic possession (or whatever it is) of that house is so nuanced that the reader will feel it gets to know its victims so as to exploit them. I felt like I learned something about people's reactions to this kind of evil. It is fascinating that people will not want to talk about it. Having just read The House on Dale Street about a house possessed by evil in the USA, I sensed that some people do have strengths that can free them, as Anne did. I started listening to the author's paranormal podcasts as well. Some of the evil presented in Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is so shocking that I was utterly unprepared. I do have questions for this author and would like to ask him those questions in a short written interview on my own blog. I thank him for his phenomenal research! Honestly, this might be the best book I have EVER come across on demonic or evil possession of a house. I have always believed in the unseen. The various theories explored at the end of this book are the icing on the cake. As a writer of horror fiction, I had based my own ideas of a demonic house on theory, and until finding Davies book, I had no research upon which to base my concept. Now I do! #HauntedHorrorOfHaverfordwest #NetGalley

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jacky Montgomery

    A big thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. The book started off with a rather lengthy introduction from the author about the content of the book and at that point I did wonder what I had let myself in for and whether I would manage to finish it. We then go into the body of the book – written as an interview with the couple who lived there and it goes into detail about the haunting and all that happened. This was the bit that I couldn’t pu A big thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. The book started off with a rather lengthy introduction from the author about the content of the book and at that point I did wonder what I had let myself in for and whether I would manage to finish it. We then go into the body of the book – written as an interview with the couple who lived there and it goes into detail about the haunting and all that happened. This was the bit that I couldn’t put down, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about how it affected Dai and Anne, their relationship and sanity. Following that comes the body of the previous book, a Most Haunted House which follows the interview with John and Sarah who lived there after Dai and Anne and were similarly haunted. Then to tie up the book is a section on possible explanations both supernatural and rational. I really enjoyed this book, was hooked on the interviews which were written in an easy to read style. I too was haunted (not to this level I hasten to add) but I, one drunken evening, decided with friends to use a ouija board…………on a mirror (finding out only later this was dangerous) which stepped up my haunting instead of finding out about the original mild ghosts, so I am so glad I didn’t release any really malevolent spirits, only playful ones however annoying their games were! I recomend you buy this book, you won’t regret it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Paranormal/Supernatural books have been a favourite of mine for a year or so now, anytime I see one on NetGalley I have to request it and hope I get approved. I've never seen a ghost or knowingly experienced anything supernatural or paranormal and it's something that interests me. After the authors own experiences at Haverfordwest, when he felt mentally and emotionally prepared, he released a book about the house, A Most Haunted House, and was surprised when it was a hit, while he was doing publi Paranormal/Supernatural books have been a favourite of mine for a year or so now, anytime I see one on NetGalley I have to request it and hope I get approved. I've never seen a ghost or knowingly experienced anything supernatural or paranormal and it's something that interests me. After the authors own experiences at Haverfordwest, when he felt mentally and emotionally prepared, he released a book about the house, A Most Haunted House, and was surprised when it was a hit, while he was doing publicity for said book he received an email from someone who described the house in detail and exactly where it was and then said some of what happened to her while she lived there. They eventually met up, interviews were agreed upon as long as the names of the people involved were changed, this is their story. Dai and Anne had moved into the house in 1989 and left in 1991, small things happened at first and then things built up enough over time that it detrimentally affected their emotional and mental state so much that they had to leave. It's terrifying to image living through what they did and for staying in that environment for 3 years! I read the authors first book when I was part way through this so I could get the complete picture of both couples and their experiences were very similar, Dai and Annes was much worse though as they stayed there longer. The woman in the first book 'Sarah' is a horrid person, cold, emotionless and a heartless bitch, when you read it, you'll know why I think that and it's because it's true, the only reason I bring it up in this review is because in the copy I received the first book is included in the back. At the very end of the book the author gives various explanations as to what could cause the experiences both couples had, environmental and paranormal/supernatural, which I found refreshing in a book such as this. *Huge thanks to G.L. Davis, John Hunt Publishing Ltd, 6th Books and NetGalley for this copy which I chose to read and all opinions are my own*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    Wow! What a truly fascinating read. Firstly I need to say thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book pre-publication in return for an honest review. I am one of those people who really sits on the fence when it comes to all things supernatural. So many people I know say they have experienced something odd or ghostly and I find it all a bit creepy and hope I don't ever experience anything, especially nothing as horrific as all the people in this book. I mean, I wouldnt call someone a fa Wow! What a truly fascinating read. Firstly I need to say thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book pre-publication in return for an honest review. I am one of those people who really sits on the fence when it comes to all things supernatural. So many people I know say they have experienced something odd or ghostly and I find it all a bit creepy and hope I don't ever experience anything, especially nothing as horrific as all the people in this book. I mean, I wouldnt call someone a fake or a liar if they said they had seen a ghost. I would probably look for a rational explaination but if there is none then I probably would believe them. I love a good ghost story, especially around Autumn with the cold nights drawing in and this read fitted the bill. It was more in the style of an interview with 2 people, unfortunate enough to live at this house in Haverfordwest from 1989 to 1991. The awful goings on almost ruined thier marriage and ultimately their lives. I really liked the fact that the authors first book 'A Most Haunted House' was at the back of this book as I felt I got a real feel for the house and it was interesting to see how yhe different accounts of living there (almost 12 years apart) differed. I also liked that the book explored that some goings on, including feeling cold spots and hearing crying, could be rationally explained. It really made me think and by the end I realised that we will never really know what the explaination is for the things these poor people experienced and we probably never will. I would love to read a third account of what happened in this house so if anyone thinks they have lived there at any point in time then get in touch with the author. 5/5 stars!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jill Long

    Thank you to NetGalley and John Hunt Publishing Ltd 6th Books, for an ARC of this book. The story is about a house in Wales that may be haunted. The author interviewed people that have previously lived in the house and gives a detailed description of what the occupants went through. I could not put this book down. I found the story to be creepy, scary and at times terrifying.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Tinkler (Mamajomakes)

    Imagine. You and your partner have just bought your first house together, you move in excited for your future life ahead with all the hopes and dreams that all young couples have at the beginning of their relationship. The dream of a happy family life, maybe a kitten or a puppy too and loving, homely Christmas’s. Then imagine being terrified beyond anything you’ve ever comprehended. Scared to death twenty fours a day with no hope of ever escaping the pure hell that’s unleashing itself within you Imagine. You and your partner have just bought your first house together, you move in excited for your future life ahead with all the hopes and dreams that all young couples have at the beginning of their relationship. The dream of a happy family life, maybe a kitten or a puppy too and loving, homely Christmas’s. Then imagine being terrified beyond anything you’ve ever comprehended. Scared to death twenty fours a day with no hope of ever escaping the pure hell that’s unleashing itself within your house. This is that story. I’m a big fan of horror and ghost stories, I’ve been reading them since I was about eleven years old, so it takes something pretty horrific to creep me out. This creeped me out. The writer has succeeded in writing a well researched, genuine story involving real people who experienced the horror firsthand. It is, in parts, unsettling and skin crawling but, in my opinion, one of the best factual haunting stories I’ve read. Huge thanks to John Hunt Publishing Ltd, 6th Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharron Machin (booksbehindthetitle)

    This is a book that requires, nay demands, your full attention when you start so be prepared. This could be due to the writing style used by the author who uses a transcript style of writing to convey the story. This sort of style, for me, demands more concentration from the reader as you go between the conversations of different people. As I was reading I was torn between the thought it was a chilling piece of fiction or its a hauntingly real story, as it follows a couple's descent into a night This is a book that requires, nay demands, your full attention when you start so be prepared. This could be due to the writing style used by the author who uses a transcript style of writing to convey the story. This sort of style, for me, demands more concentration from the reader as you go between the conversations of different people. As I was reading I was torn between the thought it was a chilling piece of fiction or its a hauntingly real story, as it follows a couple's descent into a nightmarish existence in their dream home. I picked up the book a few times as it was too much to take in large chunks. You end up living alongside the couple as they struggle to live in the house. Some parts of the book raised hairs on the back of my neck they were so chillingly haunting. If you have an interest in the supernatural then this is a book for you or if you just want a chilling, haunting, scary story go buy it. A great scary story that uses your own imagination to frighten you so don't read it if you are home alone.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Billie

    Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House. Dare you step inside... Whether you are a believer in the paranormal or not you shall enjoy reading this book. This is a very well written story and it is based around the authors’ o Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House. Dare you step inside... Whether you are a believer in the paranormal or not you shall enjoy reading this book. This is a very well written story and it is based around the authors’ own experience he had living in a haunted house in Wales. The writer had over 20 years’ worth of evidence. There are incidents and events that still linger long after you finish reading that will keep you thinking long into the night. This book for me is just brilliant and I love the paranormal as I grew up in a haunted house and have my own experiences as well. This book just grabs you and doesn’t let go. The atmosphere of the book is not for the faint hearted and easily scared but if you are be sure to read with all the lights on. You simply cannot go wrong if what you're looking for is an intense and spooky story. Many thanks to John Hunt Publishing and Net Galley for an ARC.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nikki Smith

    I have to say I did not realise this book was a work of non fiction when I started reading it. However, I was gripped from beginning to end and particularly enjoyed the original story “A Most Haunted House” which followed on at the end. I liked the way it was set out, in interview style without the questions and the story flowed nicely from beginning to end. Genuinely creepy, this book tells us the experiences of a real couple who lived in (what they believed to be) a haunted house and how their I have to say I did not realise this book was a work of non fiction when I started reading it. However, I was gripped from beginning to end and particularly enjoyed the original story “A Most Haunted House” which followed on at the end. I liked the way it was set out, in interview style without the questions and the story flowed nicely from beginning to end. Genuinely creepy, this book tells us the experiences of a real couple who lived in (what they believed to be) a haunted house and how their lives were affected living there. Also of note is the authors suggested reading, should you wish to read more on the subject matter. Well written, creepy and absolutely fascinating read! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    A couple in lov purchase a home that turns not a nightmare in 1989. They are torn apart by a supernatural entity that pushes the author to the limit. He ends up leaving his lover and selling his half of the house to her. This story is a prequel to “A most haunted house.” It is done in an interview style. What amazes me is their explanation of what happened to them. It made me think that they were being honest about what happened to them.. I found the stories interesting as both couples had simila A couple in lov purchase a home that turns not a nightmare in 1989. They are torn apart by a supernatural entity that pushes the author to the limit. He ends up leaving his lover and selling his half of the house to her. This story is a prequel to “A most haunted house.” It is done in an interview style. What amazes me is their explanation of what happened to them. It made me think that they were being honest about what happened to them.. I found the stories interesting as both couples had similar experiences.this is a book to be read and to decide for yourself if you believe it. Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I wasn’t obligated to write a favorable review or any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lesley Ann Campbell

    Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest 5* Book Review G. L. Davies 6th Books Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads: “Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House.” Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, 6th Books, for this ARC of Haunted: Ho Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest 5* Book Review G. L. Davies 6th Books Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads: “Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House.” Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, 6th Books, for this ARC of Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest. This terrified me, I couldn’t put it down. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is an interview with a married couple, Dai and Anne (names changed so as to not be identified), recounting the dreadful days spent in their marital home. They are haunted by a malevolent paranormal being, tormented and almost driven apart by the entity. This book is the prequel – which happens to be featured at the end of this one – to G. L. Davies’ ‘A Most Haunted House’. I really liked the style, the transcript, it really pulled me in, and I was immediately engrossed, desperate to find out what happened next. I was hooked from the get-go. It was really interesting, as well as frightening, the idea that this could be going on in the house next door and you wouldn’t know it. You might put banging and clattering down to just noisy neighbours with no consideration, or maybe they are having a clean out... you would never think that they were being haunted, not in a million years. Or maybe we don’t want to think that? Is it better that we live our day to day lives in the blissful ignorance that there is nothing else out there, nothing lurking in the closet or under the bed? Are we happier this way? I honestly can’t say I’m 100% sure this is based on truth or whether this is a story in a ‘true life’ format. I am most definitely open minded, and I’m more to leaning that this is based on real events. If so, oh my god, I can’t begin to imagine how horrendous and terrifying this must have been. I’m glad the original book was included, I hadn’t read this previously and it was interesting to see the similarities between both accounts, from different people in different eras. I also found the possible explanations for paranormal occurrences an interesting and insightful read. For someone like me, a believer, this is a great read. It’s had me on Google, looking up the area and the paranormal goings on. It seems Pembrokeshire is a paranormal hotspot. https://pembrokeshirebeyond.com/2015/... I’m quite interested in this I must say. https://pembrokeshirebeyond.com/2015/... The story of the Hooded Monk of Union Hill in Haverfordwest is something that has grabbed my attention, the ghost hunter in me has decided to take a trip down later in the year, see some sights, and maybe spot a ghost or two. Of course we are already concerned this will end up the next big ‘found-footage’ film, my fiancé joking the sequel will involve his mother and uncle heading out looking for us. Pre-order here via Amazon (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunted-Horr... A must read for any paranormal enthusiast. 5/5 Lesley-Ann (Housewife of Horror)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Leone-campbell

    Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest by G.L. Davies in not for the faint of heart! Which I clearly am! This book is a true horror story where things REALLY did go bump in the night. Haunted is the prequel to author G.L. Davies' own experiences in a house in Haverfordwest, Wales in which he stayed and almost died in. His first book A Most Haunted House came out in 2013 and was an e-book bestseller which chronicles his paranormal experiences, depression and drinking problem while living there. After his Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest by G.L. Davies in not for the faint of heart! Which I clearly am! This book is a true horror story where things REALLY did go bump in the night. Haunted is the prequel to author G.L. Davies' own experiences in a house in Haverfordwest, Wales in which he stayed and almost died in. His first book A Most Haunted House came out in 2013 and was an e-book bestseller which chronicles his paranormal experiences, depression and drinking problem while living there. After his book began to get noticed, a couple contacted him and said they had bought and lived in the same house back in 1989 and had similar experiences which nearly broke them up. After getting approval from the current owner of the house who does not actually live there, but rents it out, and under condition that the house and street would never be divulged, Davies confirmed the information of the couple only known as Dai and Anne, and their ownership of the house in the '80's. This is their story. There experiences in the house range from a bathroom which was so cold you could see your breath, to noises coming from different rooms which would leave one to believe there were other people in the house. There is a tall shadow figure who seems to border on demonic who they call "The Angry Man". Their radio and TV become filled with static for no reason and voices seem to be heard when the radio has this static. There are also visions Anne has of people who they believe to have lived in the house centuries prior and are trapped there. I don't want to give away anymore than I feel I should as I believe the reader should experience what the couple does first hand. This story gave me chills while reading it and chills as I thought about it as I walked my own house at night. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is just plain creepy! You have been forewarned! The book comes out December 1. If you enjoyed this review please follow my blog at www.Lisascubby.com for others. Thank you and happy reading!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    *thank you to Netgalley and John Hunt Publishing Ltd for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review* 4.5 stars. This was so enjoyable from beginning to end. I loved the way the story was told, in interview type telling. I was hooked the whole way through and this is how stories should be. But did I believe what was told, as this is apparently a work of non-fiction and all? Umm, well I'm open minded, I'm not definite either way but that doesn't really matter so much. What does matter is i *thank you to Netgalley and John Hunt Publishing Ltd for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review* 4.5 stars. This was so enjoyable from beginning to end. I loved the way the story was told, in interview type telling. I was hooked the whole way through and this is how stories should be. But did I believe what was told, as this is apparently a work of non-fiction and all? Umm, well I'm open minded, I'm not definite either way but that doesn't really matter so much. What does matter is if I enjoyed it or if I was bored and didn't like it. It was fun to read, to let myself believe it was true even if I didnt fully believe it to be. So if you go into this with an open mind, you will probably enjoy it as I did. If you think this kind of thing, haunted housed etc is a load of rubbish then dont bother with this. You wont appreciate the story told. If you are a believer, then I ask you, why are you not actually reading this right now as it is a really good book? So if you haven't guess yet, I do definitely highly recommend this.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis

    I enjoyed this one. This was a perfect book for October. This is the story of two sets of couples who lived in the same house at different times. The couples both experienced different unusual circumstances while they lived in this house. The house had also been the scene of numerous move ins and move outs over the years. It had also simply been abandoned a few times. Several people that had previously lived at the house claimed it was haunted. I appreciate the author giving a list of reasons why t I enjoyed this one. This was a perfect book for October. This is the story of two sets of couples who lived in the same house at different times. The couples both experienced different unusual circumstances while they lived in this house. The house had also been the scene of numerous move ins and move outs over the years. It had also simply been abandoned a few times. Several people that had previously lived at the house claimed it was haunted. I appreciate the author giving a list of reasons why these events could happen. Many of his theories have nothing to do with the paranormal. This to me made the author a reliable witness. I would like to thank the occupants of the house for sharing their stories with us. I am left to wonder how many more people have lived there since. I am also curious if the house still stands and is currently occupied. *Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    This was a great book. At first I did think I might have problems with it due to the way it was set out but that, quickly diminished. The facts are presented in interviews (which is the part that I found a little hard to get into at first as mentioned above) and this makes the whole story feel very real (and this is supposed to be true!). I really did enjoy the whole story, the offerings of information that might prove or disprove the happenings in this house I particularly enjoyed (as a sceptic This was a great book. At first I did think I might have problems with it due to the way it was set out but that, quickly diminished. The facts are presented in interviews (which is the part that I found a little hard to get into at first as mentioned above) and this makes the whole story feel very real (and this is supposed to be true!). I really did enjoy the whole story, the offerings of information that might prove or disprove the happenings in this house I particularly enjoyed (as a sceptic myself). I definitely would recommend this book. It has all the creepy elements and made, even this old sceptic, have goosebumps on more than one occasion!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Anyone who is a fan of ghost stories based on real events is going to love this book. It’s not really a fictional narrative…more like interviews with actual previous residents of a haunted home in Wales. The second part is the actual story A Most Haunted House, which is sort of written as a fictional interview with 2 previous residents, but the author admitted later on that it was a true story he had lived through with names and details changed to keep it anonymous. The first part is an intervie Anyone who is a fan of ghost stories based on real events is going to love this book. It’s not really a fictional narrative…more like interviews with actual previous residents of a haunted home in Wales. The second part is the actual story A Most Haunted House, which is sort of written as a fictional interview with 2 previous residents, but the author admitted later on that it was a true story he had lived through with names and details changed to keep it anonymous. The first part is an interview with a couple who contacted him later after realizing the story was about the house they had trouble with years ago. I liked the first part better, just because they lived in the house the longest and had so much more happen to them, although I can’t imagine going through what they did. The last section of the book is a collection of theories the author has researched on what could be causing what is happening at the house. I ended up reading most of this in a day, just unable to stop until I found out how they all got out of this terrible situation. Well worth the read. I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    Three and a half star rating. An ordinary house in an ordinary street in Haverfordwest, Wales? Well it is until someone makes the mistake of moving in! This is a chiller of a story if true and chilling even if it’s not. No one dares to stay in it for any length of time before they are terrified and just have to get out. Extremely atmospheric and perfect for anyone who loves anything creepy or evil, so if you are frightened of your own shadow, better give this one a wide berth! Great read for dark Three and a half star rating. An ordinary house in an ordinary street in Haverfordwest, Wales? Well it is until someone makes the mistake of moving in! This is a chiller of a story if true and chilling even if it’s not. No one dares to stay in it for any length of time before they are terrified and just have to get out. Extremely atmospheric and perfect for anyone who loves anything creepy or evil, so if you are frightened of your own shadow, better give this one a wide berth! Great read for dark, winter nights. I was given this ARC by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Collette

    Genuinely frightening.... I don't think I've read about a haunting, a genuine haunting, that disturbed me so much. As the reader you will experience everything - every paranoid thought, every foul smell, every suspicious sound. The writer's narrative technique is incredibly effective; the straightforward interview style of the book makes the story all the more creepy and feels all the more visceral for it. I think if this were laid out any differently the story would lack immediacy, and that's wh Genuinely frightening.... I don't think I've read about a haunting, a genuine haunting, that disturbed me so much. As the reader you will experience everything - every paranoid thought, every foul smell, every suspicious sound. The writer's narrative technique is incredibly effective; the straightforward interview style of the book makes the story all the more creepy and feels all the more visceral for it. I think if this were laid out any differently the story would lack immediacy, and that's what helps to scare the pants off you. Very good book. Be prepared to be thoroughly unnerved, and don't read just before bed.....

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    **BIG THANK YOU to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review! ** Wow, this one was great! I love a good paranormal read! Now, was it real? I'm not sure. But you really can't go wrong with reading this one. It grabbed my attention from the beginning. **BIG THANK YOU to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review! ** Wow, this one was great! I love a good paranormal read! Now, was it real? I'm not sure. But you really can't go wrong with reading this one. It grabbed my attention from the beginning.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Shannon

    G L Davies once again takes readers on a terrifying journey into madness and the unknown that will grip believers tightly and shake sceptics to their very core

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emma Ounsworth

    Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House. Dare you step inside... Having not read A Most Haunted House, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this horror novel, I also didn’t realise it was non fiction. I was surprisingly captivat Blissful beginnings for a young couple turn into a nightmare after purchasing their dream home in Wales in 1989. Their love and their resolve are torn apart by an indescribable entity that pushes paranormal activity to the limit. Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest is the prequel to the bestselling A Most Haunted House. Dare you step inside... Having not read A Most Haunted House, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this horror novel, I also didn’t realise it was non fiction. I was surprisingly captivated by this story, enjoying the self conflicted way the author wrote, as though even now he was finding the horrors of this house to be natural rather than supernatural. To me, everything rang true, it was unnerving in some places and opened my eyes to the possibility that there is more in this world than people choose to believe. Interesting outlooks on the various natural explanations for the phenomena were refreshing but didn’t fit my idea of what was happening in the spooky dwelling, I will be reading the sequel to this story and find this subject enthralling.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    ~ I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~ Horror has long been a passion of mine; be it a film or a novel, I’m all over it. Needless to say this makes me quite picky when it comes to the genre. Trust me, I love the tropes and the clichés, but after a while it gets boring. The whole point of horror is to create a sense of fear and tension, yet I struggle to react in that way to many titles belonging to the horror genre. I didn’t find that with ‘Haunted: H ~ I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~ Horror has long been a passion of mine; be it a film or a novel, I’m all over it. Needless to say this makes me quite picky when it comes to the genre. Trust me, I love the tropes and the clichés, but after a while it gets boring. The whole point of horror is to create a sense of fear and tension, yet I struggle to react in that way to many titles belonging to the horror genre. I didn’t find that with ‘Haunted: Horror of Haverfordwest’. This book left me unsettled, to say the very least, and I loved it for that. Given that this book is non-fiction, a sceptic might find it hard to engage with, although I’d still say it’s entertaining regardless of whether you believe in the supernatural or not. The narrative style for me made it interesting, especially as you come to see that these interviews were held separately, so you witness two sides to the same haunting, which makes it feel all the more real and therefore more terrifying. The encounters with the spirit were recounted with great detail, which enabled you to truly picture the grotesque dreams and to understand how utterly chilling these experiences must have been. There were a few times I contemplated not finishing this text just because of how powerful these descriptions were as it left me slightly disturbed and anxious. This book is certainly not for the faint hearted.

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