Naomi's Room Jonathan Aycliffe
  • Title: Naomi's Room
  • Author: Jonathan Aycliffe
  • ISBN: 9780061004131
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Naomi's Room Jonathan Aycliffe Naomi s Room Charles and Laura are a young happily married couple inhabiting the privileged world of Cambridge academia Brimming with excitement Charles sets off with his daughter Naomi on a Christmas Eve shoppi
    Charles and Laura are a young, happily married couple inhabiting the privileged world of Cambridge academia Brimming with excitement, Charles sets off with his daughter Naomi on a Christmas Eve shopping trip to London But, by the end of the day, all Charles and his wife have left are cups of tea and police sympathy For Naomi, their beautiful, angelic only child, has disCharles and Laura are a young, happily married couple inhabiting the privileged world of Cambridge academia Brimming with excitement, Charles sets off with his daughter Naomi on a Christmas Eve shopping trip to London But, by the end of the day, all Charles and his wife have left are cups of tea and police sympathy For Naomi, their beautiful, angelic only child, has disappeared Days later her murdered body is discovered.But is she dead In a howling, bumping story of past and present day hell, Jonathan Aycliffe s haunting psychological masterpiece is guaranteed to make you sink to untold depths of teeth shaking terror.
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    About Jonathan Aycliffe


    1. aka Daniel EastermanJonathan Aycliffe Denis M MacEoin was born in Belfast in 1949 He studied English, Persian, Arabic and Islamic studies at the universities of Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge, and lectured at the universities of Fez in Morocco and Newcastle upon Tyne The author of several successful full length ghost stories, he lives in the north of England with his wife, homeopath and health writer, Beth MacEoin He also writes as Daniel Easterman, under which name he has penned nine bestselling novels.


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    1. OH MY GOG This is the creepiest Scariest novel i ve read damn man that was really unexpected i knew Naomie 4 years old was going to die but that didn t stop me from crying when they told her father that they found her body and she is dead and you wouldn t believe who the killer is view spoiler Naomie was brutally killed and she wasn t the only victimSoon her Mom, aunt and her cousin will join her hide spoiler just DAMNNNN Daddy Her voice, behind me, at the door Daddy I will not turn, I will not [...]

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    2. The first half of this book was pretty scary with good atmosphere But in the second half, especially the last fourth of the book, it went totally downhill and the story became gory and unpleasant I felt sorry for the females in this book.

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    3. B A N A N A S

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    4. the first 3 4 of this book is probably the scariest novel I have ever read and a worthy successor to M R James it disappointed me by being too explicit in it s explanation of the reason for the hauntings, and it s gruesome and unnecessarily nasty finale.

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    5. Let me whisper in your ear.It has been ages since I last read a good ghost story Naomi s Room is just what I d been missing In fact, it s great The story is told from the perspective of Naomi s father, who recounts how his four year old daughter went missing on Christmas Eve and was later found murdered He and his grieving wife soon begin to hear strange sounds up in the attic and in Naomi s room Before long, they start witnessing paranormal activity A journalist confronts Naomi s father with a [...]

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    6. Like the cold, the darkness was in me than outside me It was my own darkness, my own night I ve been lingering between two and three stars for some time now In fact, the first half is amazing The narrative builds an eerie, creepy atmosphere and as the plot thickens, it gets better and better It even managed to scare me, which is no easy task A good, traditonal ghost story like they used to make them back in the day That s the main reason I decided to give it three stars It is such a pitty for s [...]

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    7. I love to read horror books every year from about mid September through the end of October, when the weather is just starting to cool, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is approaching I like to dig around online to see what other people recommend and have found scary, and Naomi s Room pops up time and again as a favorite, with lots of people saying it s the scariest book they ve ever read Well, after reading it myself, I must say that I do concur It s very tense and suspensful, darkly atmosp [...]

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    8. SPOILERS I read this book years ago and have been pimping it out ever since as one of the scariest books I ve ever read Last week I was undecided about what to read next and picked this one up again since some members of my horror group are doing a buddy read of this book I rarely re read a book, but this was an exception.I cannot explain what a frightening story this is, and it was even jolting and affective the second time around An English couple s 4 year old daughter is kidnapped from a dep [...]

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    9. Stay out of Naomi s room, better yet stay out of the whole house Pretty good ghost haunted house creeper that will keep you entertained to the very end You re not going to find Casper here because those beyond the pall have their own fun and games for us that are left behind As in all good ghost stories the revenants are bad news This is no rattle the silverware and move the furniture around type of haunting, these are ghosties that can reach out and grab you and cut your arm off.Our poor narrat [...]

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    10. This was such a disappointment, since the beginning of the book was so well done The narrator seemed such a familiar literary type an aging professor ruminating over his past The prose was atmospheric and genuinely creepy, as long as it kept its monster in the reader s imagination, where all the scariest monsters live The last quarter of the book made everything explicit and nasty gratuitously so Worse, it complicated the plot in an unnecessary and illogical fashion perhaps because the author re [...]

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    11. This book started off really well and became tense and scary but about half way through lost its way a bit Towards the end it went off even and left so so many unanswered questions which in the end make the entire read pointless Maybe this books downfall was such a strong start I am glad i finished it but wont be reading it ever again.

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    12. A child is brutally murdered, then returns as a ghost But is she the first ghost to haunt her parents Victorian home The writing on this is very engaging, but the plot was ehhhh It s a very short book, which I very quickly burned through I ve been reading a lot of horror, mystery, and big twist books over the last year, and this one felt overly obvious from the get go I won t spoil it here, but if you think you re on to something, you probably are The ending was a bit of a train wreck for me I w [...]

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    13. The story of a man who loses his daughter and then starts looking into paranormal activity occurring in his house only to find it harbours a terrible secret Muahahahahaaa Maybe that sounds a little cliche, I guess it is I was enjoying the book in the beginning I continued to enjoy it, despite one of my pet peeves surfacing somewhere in the middle Basically, the identification of the specific person perpetuating the haunting I personally find not knowing who or what something is creepier than bei [...]

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    14. Perturbadora y misteriosa Considero que los m s sobresaliente de esta historia fue toda esa atm sfera creepy No hay una historia muuuuy desarrollada y tampoco de personajes, pero el punto es c mo se cuenta y c mo toda esa atm sfera te va envolviendo a tal punto de sentir miedo y escalofr os Las escenas del desv nCreo que seguir leyendo m s de este tipo de lecturas aunque la pase mal S.

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    15. Horror month continues with another haunted house story.If you re keeping score at home kids, this follows Anne Rivers Siddons The House Next Door in my scary reads month Now, while Ms Siddons work was of a subtle getting under your skin sort of thing, Naomi s Room was considerably grim.There was a lot to like about this one, particularly for the first half of the novel or so, and especially towards the beginning where the sense of dread was a palpable thing I can t imagine suddenly realizing [...]

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    16. Wow, this was good So although you might think the premise has been done a thousand times before loss of a child, creepy house harbours terrible secrets , it s the execution that sets this novel apart Told from the perspective of Cambridge academic Charles Hillenbrand, who recounts the abduction and murder of his daughter Naomi, one becomes thoroughly immersed in his grief and soon after his cold, abiding fear of what he can hear in the attic Although the writing was excellent I m not giving a f [...]

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    17. Me siento muy perturbada por c mo termin este libro, definitivamente no ve a eso venir Me gust much simo la historia, me produjo escalofr os en m s de una ocasi n Hubo una noche en que estaba leyendo con la luz apagada, y me di tanto miedo que tuve que parar de leer y me cost conciliar el sue o Es un libro que va de menos a m s, cada vez era m s dif cil para m dejarlo, fue tan adictivo y misterioso view spoiler S ten a mis sospechas de que Charles iba a caer en las manipulaciones de Liddley, per [...]

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    18. When Oxford Don Charles and his lovely wife Laura lose thier only child to a horrible murder that s only the beginning of the nightmare for them Investigating police officers are turning up murdered in foul ways, a local newspaper photographer is capturing images not visible to the naked eye, and footsteps echo through the attic, while voices urge them on to harming one another Ayecliff s writing keeps an atmosphere of foreboding and dread alive throughout this thoroughly frightening chiller I w [...]

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    19. MILD SPOILER ALERT While I can understand the fear factor in this book the events certainly are a parent s worst nightmare , I m an advocate of cruelty only when it s essential to the plot character context, etc so I provide this review from that perspective In Naomi s Room, the horrific details were unnecessary and disturbing and to what end I m admittedly not well versed in contemporary horror, and I understand this book is mild in comparison to other works For me, a subtle, reader fill in th [...]

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    20. Well written as far as voice, technique, style This author knows how to write However, the ending seemed trite, almost contrived and was a major letdown I expected something clever or compelling It s as though, four fifths of the way in, the author had a personality transplant Anyhow, I still liked the book just wish I liked it As for the title, the story really wasn t about Naomi s Room, so I don t get that, either Or perhaps the title was an editor or publisher s change I would read by this [...]

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    21. I felt a mixture of relief and repulsion after reading this book I ve never read anything like it before and am not sure I ever should again I want to forget what I know happens in here and never think of it again It is well told and doesn t go on and on thank goodness The author knew the subject matter itself was enough, without having to go into unnecessary detail I got the point loud and clear.

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    22. One of the most confident 5 star ratings I have given so far This has to be one of the greatest ghost stories I have read in a long time, full of suspense and shocking twists and turns I highly recommend this novel to horror fans, I just didn t want to put it down This is one story that will stay on my mind for a while.

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    23. Not the best writing in the world it was rather choppy and dragged on in some places, but it was entertaining and original nonetheless, and it does have its eerie and chilling moments.

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    24. Thrilling, spine chilling What a book

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    25. The first half of this book gave me the absolute creeps Without much detail the author managed to weave together a terrifying story with just the environment, there was no masked person stalking the family, no jump scares, no gore, it was just the house and the presence and the events that take place.And then you hit the last half of the book The book is very short a little over 200 pages in my version , it s nothing, but that didn t stop me from wishing it would just end already It was very bor [...]

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    26. Wasn t expecting that Twist Naomi s Room I picked up this book as the Group I belong too Horror Aficionados Highly recommended it A few people from the group had read it, And were truly shocked So I snuggled up and began to read I love horrors That get in to your innercore and leave you thinking and This is one of those books Jonathan Aycliffe is one of those writers and He s English What begins as a sad tale and I Must say at 1st I was like oh no, This isn t a horror, This is a sad crime thrill [...]

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    27. OK, well that was kind of creepy The slow build up was what hooked me, and even though the ending became something horrific and not like the first part at all, I was still scared I guess scared that for all the scariness of ghosts and hauntings it really is humans I fear the most, and what they are capable of At just over 200 pages, this was a quick read for me I mentioned the slow build up, which for me was a good thing We re getting hints and glimpses, but I still think the end might shock re [...]

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    28. English3 starsThis book is well told, I liked the narrator, and the mysterious and strangely calm prose made me love it.The reason I give this book such an average rating is because of the story Yes, the ending wasn t what I was expecting at all but the rest of the book was pretty predictable.Castellano3 estrellasEste libro est bien contado, me gust el narrador, y la prosa misteriosa y extra amente calmada hizo que me encantara.La raz n de que le de una nota tan mediocre es la historia S , el fi [...]

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    29. Voices whispering, chatting, laughing, in the dead of night.Calling me into the darknesswhere they dwell in and of this world.Unaware that anything is affected, wrong.Just wanting to continue on, belong.I go quietly, listening, singing,the promise of Naomi s death song Nikki3.5 starsIt was a good read and got better towards the end Something, maybe the photographer and all of his trips and phone calls, slowed down the read a bit for me and the story turned into a fact finding mission when it sho [...]

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