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  • Location: Sussex

The Secret of Cold Hill

The Secret of Cold Hill

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2000s: Dare you return to Cold Hill ?

  • ISBN: 978-1509816231
  • Genre: Fiction, Ghost/supernatural

What you need to know before your trail

Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire, replaced with a development of ultra-modern homes. Gone with the flames are the violent memories of the house’s history, and a new era has begun.

Although much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, the first two families move into their new houses. For Jason and Emily Danes, this is their forever home, and for Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell, it’s the perfect place to live out retirement. Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. But looks are deceptive and it’s only a matter of days before both couples start to feel they are not alone in their new homes.

There is one thing that never appears in the estate agent brochures: nobody has ever survived beyond forty in Cold Hill House and no one has ever truly left . .

Travel Guide

Dare to enter where Cold Hill House once stood?

It’s a fictional setting but the old house the first book was inspired by, was a real house Peter James knew well. The actual house was inspired by a house Peter James bought with his former wife.  It’s on the map as Underhill Lane as the name is rather apt for the underhand things that go on here!

In this update, the old house has been demolished and a new housing estate has been built on its place. Much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, but the first two families move into their new houses. One couple move in wanting a new life together and the other are planning their retirement.  There’s still a lot of building work going on around them, but the new couples think this is going to be ideal once the work is  done, and it’s going to be done soon, right? But what’s that shadow in the house opposite? Surely that house is still empty? But there was someone at the window…..?

Just who is living in this new housing estate and who has always lived there? This is  a creepy read based on the fact that once a house of horror is demolished, you’re left wondering what effect that has what is later built on the same site?


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Destination :Sussex Author/Guide: Peter James Departure Time: 2000s

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