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The Home (UK Edition) by [Nicholson, Scott]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2183 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (10 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZDO438
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
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This a great book. I found myself wanting to read it really quickly just to get to the bottom of the various mysteries running through it.

It basically starts in a home for troubled kids. It's the srt of place that wants to help and 'fix' the kids. On the face of it, not some awful institution.

Freeman is a very troubled kid and arrives at Wendover with a past the involves abuse by his scientist father, but also with a gift for reading minds. He finds that some of the other kids can also read minds after going into the mysterious Room Thirteen for treatments with the doctor. Then people start to see ghosts of the former mental patients from the time before Wendover was a childrens' home.

The whole story unfolds brilliantly and the pieces all fall into place. Friendships start up with kids that have never seen the point or had the opportunity to forge alliances with other kids. Throw in some secret government cover up and you're onto a winner!
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With echoes of the films 'The House on Haunted Hill' and 'Session 9', Scott Nicholson's latest release provides thrills and scares a plenty.

A former psychiatric hospital is now being used as a home for troubled children where experiments are performed on their minds, but the experiments are also affecting the ghosts of former patients.

Nicholson's fans may already have this novel from its original paperback release some time back, but this would seem a great way for new readers to discover his work.

Once you've tried this one I suspect you will be hooked.
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Freeman Mills is diagnosed with rapid-cycle manic depression (bipolar) with suicidal tendencies, kleptomania, antisocial behavior, cyclothymia, and mid schizophrenia. As long as Freeman can remember, his dad had used him as a guinea pig for experiments. Dr. Kenneth Mills (a.k.a. "Dad") was once an esteemed clinical psychologist. Then Freeman's mom was killed and Dad was locked in an insane institution. However, the damages to Freeman were already done and ran deep. But that was years ago. That is all in the past. Now Freeman is twelve-years-old and has just been transferred to yet another group home.

Wendover Home is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. The Wendover Home, itself, has a long and dark history. During the Second World War it had been a state mental hospital where inhumane experiments were conducted on mentally unstable patients. Many people died within cells located in the Home's basement. Though the Home is now used as a group home for children, the basement cells remain. Some items have also been added within the basement. There are glowing generators, metal cylinders, Liquid Nitrogen, advanced superconductors, and so much more. All of it is hooked directly to Room Thirteen above.

Dr. Richard Kracowski treats the children in Wendover Home. Room Thirteen is where Dr. Kracowski gets to play God. The doctor calls the electroshock treatments "Synaptic Synergy Therapy". He kills his patients to help their brains align harmonically. When the children come back to life they find themselves altered. For a temporary time the kids have telepathy, clairvoyance, and/or precognition abilities. After each treatment, the abilities last longer.

Freeman finds an unlikely ally in another child named Vicky Barnwell.
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The HomeI read this book under the title Troubled.
Started reading it as a pre bed read last nightand was not satisfied with that... So after very little sleep I can say this was a great book. ticks all the boxes for me great story, great characters and the mental institutional setting make for a great horror tale.

A former psychiatric hospital is now being used as a home for troubled children where Dr Kracowski goes way beyond what is ethical and is developing an exxperimental "Treatment" based on research of Dr Stephen Mills, to try and heal their minds, but the experiments are also affecting the ghosts of former patients.
Mills, (convicted for murdering his wife)father of Freeman Mills 12years old who suffered at his hands used in his experiments involving a variation of electric shock therapy.
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Scott Nicholson will always be one of my favorite go-to authors for books full of creepy chills. The Home is definitely one of his better ones. Freeman Mills, is a 12-year-old troubled boy, the main character, who ends up at a home for disturbed youth, run by psychiatrists who are using their young patients as guinea pigs for their horrible experiments. The side effects open their minds to all kinds of things—ESP, clairvoyance, and plenty of sightings of ghosts that haunt the institution. Poor Freeman has had a traumatic life so far, but he can’t possibly guess what’s to come for him and his fellow inmates.

Another great spooky Nicholson book, and one that I believe would be suitable for all ages. Just be ready for some seriously scary dreams.
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This is the first Scott Nicholson book I have read. I haven't really gone for supernatural / horror books since my staple diet of James Herbert and Dean R Koontz many, many years ago but this author comes recommended to me and as i managed to grab this book cheaply, why not?

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the first two thirds of the book. Interesting in a book for grown-ups to be largely written through the eyes of a child, the institutionalised and deeply troubled Freeman Mills. A little heavy on fervent Christians, perhaps, and not all the characters had a lot of depth, but a good, dark and spooky plot.

I did feel the ending got a little bit too surreal, though, at least for my tastes. It also seemed to get a bit hurried compared to the pace of the rest of the book. Perhaps that is more about my own preferences, and certainly my overall feeling about the book is a good one. Good enough for me to read more by the author and maybe rekindle (no pun intended) my taste for the genre.

I'm giving it four stars because it's better than three, and I cant give three and a half. Certainly worth a try.
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