The Island House

An interesting horror story.

Book title

The Island House


Amanda Brittany

Standalone or series


First time reading this author?


Why I picked this

I’ve been on a little bit of a run of horror books and this seemed in keeping with that theme.

Review copy or purchase

Thank you to the author, publishers HQ and NetGalley UK for access to this as an advance reader’s ebook. This is an honest and voluntary review.

What it’s about

Alice is grieving after the sudden death of her father. She’s drawn back into the real world by an intriguing invitation to spend Hallowe’en weekend in a gothic hotel which looks exactly like the building which has haunted her dreams for most of her life.


Alice has nightmares of a dark and ominous house she has no memory of ever seeing. Then in quick succession she receives photos in the email of an identical looking house, and someone buys the sculpture she made of it saying that it looks exactly like the gothic hotel they’ve just opened.

Mourning the sudden death of her father and estranged from her long-term boyfriend, Alice is encouraged by her friend Faith to visit the hotel, Flynn House, and find out why there’s a portrait of someone who looks exactly like her father in the reception.

Trapped in an isolated hotel run by a mysterious missing owner, Alice, Faith and a small group of other guests can only hope to survive a stormy night. But, one by one each the guests start to disappear. What secrets are hiding in Flynn House, and does Alice really want to know the truth?

An intriguing horror story with writing which creates a sense of suspense. The plotting does go a bit OTT at times which made it hard to keep engaged, but overall a good read.


Rating: 3 out of 5.
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