The Crows (Complete First Draft)

The Crows (Complete First Draft)

13.3K Reads 987 Votes 28 Part Story
CM Rosens By CelticMedusa Completed

"Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people have to walk out of the shadows." - Mark Hellinger

**BEING RE-WRITTEN. NEW VERSION WILL BE PUBLISHED WITH NEW CHAPTERS, NEW ADVENTURES, AND NEW CHARACTERS!** Follow me on Twitter @ CMRosens for sneak peaks & updates! Patreon coming soon with more exclusives!

From the moment Carrie Rickard sees the crumbling old house that the locals call The Crows, set in its overgrown grounds outside the sleepy, creepy, coastal town of Pagham-on-Sea, she knows she has to have it... and from the moment she sets foot beyond the wrought iron gates, the house knows it has to have her.

But someone in town doesn't want The Crows to be renovated or lived in again, and they will stop at nothing to make sure that secrets from the past stay dead and buried...

Carrie's search for answers and her growing obsession with the house triggers a series of increasingly alarming events that culminate in murder... and when the killings begin, no one in town is safe, especially not Carrie. 
 
WINNER of the Luminescent Awards 2018 (10K-100K reads category)

Cover by @Maya_2011

Best story ranking: 
#10 in #hauntedhouse tag
#3 in #creepiness tag
#2 in #secretsocieties tag
#3 in #evilspirits tag

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RonanOBoyle RonanOBoyle Apr 19, 2015
Well done hooked great opener. I liked what you did with the flies. Voted.
RuAnnaRose RuAnnaRose Jan 19, 2015
This made my nigh, maybe my week. I have been craving a good paranormal story for months, but I'm picky and have ADHD so it's hard to stay focused for long. Though, this hooked me in really fast; so I added it to my library and voted, now going off to read more. : )
Kuronoshio Kuronoshio Jan 07, 2014
Excellent prologue. Action that makes the reader question and no exposition. There's a style to the sentences that is a bit querky, almost bulletin point.
DrCaprisun DrCaprisun Sep 09, 2013
What an eerie opening, you really know how to suck someone in a story, it really piqued my curiosity, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this on my ipod while hiding under some blankets
CelticMedusa CelticMedusa Aug 08, 2013
@Frokost @horror_hornet thanks for the helpful critiques and suggestions! :) Haven't seen THE POSSESSION... believe it or not, I don't tend to watch scary films very often!!!:P
CelticMedusa CelticMedusa Aug 08, 2013
@DavidJThirteen @theducksurfer @SimpleSnail @book_lover2314 Thanks for the comments guys! Really helpful :)