Review From User :
2.1.18-I've been thinking about this story since I finished it and as such, I've decided to up my rating to the full 5/5 stars.
WYLDING HALL is a fun novella that doesn't neatly fit into any single category other than, perhaps, dark fiction.
It looks like a thousand other people have already written reviews so I'll just say: this is a beautifully written example of a quiet horror story with building tension and dread.
WYLDING HALL is my second reading of Hand's work, the first being her collection SAFFRON AND BRIMSTONE, which I also enjoyed. I'm looking forward to reading more from her and I think I'll do that starting with BLACK LIGHT.
You can get a copy here: Wylding Hall
*I bought this book with my hard earned money and this is my honest opinion.*
When the young members of a British acid-folk band are compelled by their manager to record their unique music, they hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient country house with dark secrets. There they create the album that will make their reputation, but at a terrifying cost: Julian Blake, the group’s lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen or heard from again.
Now, years later, the surviving musicians, along with their friends and lovers – including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’s manager – meet with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own versions of what happened that summer. But whose story is true? And what really happened to Julian Blake?