The Atrocities

The Atrocities Review

Jeremy Shipp brings you The Atrocities, a haunting gothic fantasy of a young ghost's education

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn't suffer.

But Isabella's parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella's... condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there...?

Title:The Atrocities
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Schizanthus

    How can a novella with such a brilliant concept and deliciously creepy execution wind up with such a blah ending?! I feel like I was taken on a trek up a treacherous mountain with the promise of an in...

  • Michelle

    What a strange little book this is. Danna Valdez is summoned to Stockton House to home school young Isabella. Upon arrival she finds she has to navigate her way through a labyrinth of Atrocities. Thes...

  • destiny ? howling libraries

    Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. What an incredibly atmospheric, beautiful, haunting little read this w...

  • Bob Milne

    A haunting, grotesquely beautiful, atmospheric work of Gothic horror, The Atrocities didn't play out quite as I expected, but it's those final twists that elevated it from memorable to unforgettable.J...

  • Fiona

    Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. If you come across a big-breasted bear with a child's head in her jaws,...

  • Lindsay

    Another excellent addition to the tor.com novellas line with a beautifully atmospheric haunted house story.Danna Valdez is a governess hired to tutor Isabella but on arriving at the Stockton House she...

  • Sheila

    2 stars. It was OK.Things I liked:1. The cover! It's fabulous!2. The first 25% of the book--the description of the house and garden--was creepy and gothic. Great setup, and a great premise for a book....

  • Lata

    A governess is hired to teach a young girl, who she is told is a ghost. Weird, creepy and a little unnerving in spots; the house is full of disturbing art and items, while the family seems a little st...

  • Taryn

    "Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. If you come across a big-breasted bear with a child's head in her jaw...

  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)

    Actual Rating: ★★★.5(A very positive 3.5... This one was hard to rate, due to the short length)I have to say... for the first half of this novel--every time I stopped to reflect on my reading, ...