on 26 April 2014
I was recommended this book my a friend who has read the other two volumes in John Gaskins ghost story tales. I enjoyed a pleasant week dipping in and out of the book, safe in bright sunlight. The titular Mastor the House tale, and the Pit being the two that linger most in my mind weeks afterwards. Tapping into those common fears held by everyone and giving them substance without gore or sensationalism. The result being a slow burn that lingers, and just when you think you have forgotten it, resurfaces when you turn to flick off the last light switch, or your imagination glimpses something that should not be there. Disturbingly comforting to realise at least one other person, and most likely all of us harbour these secret fears, that have been set to the page so well. Enjoy.