Curse of Weyrmouth (Curse of Weyrmouth Book 1)

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Length: 162 pages

A centuries old curse lusting for blood…

Weyrmouth, a small town in Southern England, is replete with quirky, well-meaning residents. Everyone is cheerful and friendly, but the quaint seashore province is not what it seems.

A deep and dark magic has captured the townsfolk of Weyrmouth in its clutches since the medieval times. Under stormy skies, a menacing cathedral looms over them, its history unknown … and everyone who has tried to disentangle its mysteries has come face to face with death.

In spite of this, Weyrmouth Museum is up and running, acting as the local repository of history and all things spooky. It finds a new employee in wayward American Erin Cale, who winds up in town looking for a job, in desperate need of a fresh start. But it doesn’t take long before Erin feels the pull of something deeply unsettling.

Apparitions of ghastly hooded children appear out of thin air, warning of impending doom. Unexplained deaths begin to occur with ever-mounting frequency. And yet, Erin can’t bring herself to leave.

Her curiosity gets the best of her as Erin begins to unravel the ancient and nefarious secret buried within the heart of the cathedral. She feels the undeniable pull of something tying her to the structure and its history, and is desperate to unlock the mystery.

All the while, the stones of the landmark cathedral seem to be breathing with a life of its own…

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Length: 162 pages

A centuries old curse lusting for blood…

Weyrmouth, a small town in Southern England, is replete with quirky, well-meaning residents. Everyone is cheerful and friendly, but the quaint seashore province is not what it seems.

A deep and dark magic has captured the townsfolk of Weyrmouth in its clutches since the medieval times. Under stormy skies, a menacing cathedral looms over them, its history unknown … and everyone who has tried to disentangle its mysteries has come face to face with death.

In spite of this, Weyrmouth Museum is up and running, acting as the local repository of history and all things spooky. It finds a new employee in wayward American Erin Cale, who winds up in town looking for a job, in desperate need of a fresh start. But it doesn’t take long before Erin feels the pull of something deeply unsettling.

Apparitions of ghastly hooded children appear out of thin air, warning of impending doom. Unexplained deaths begin to occur with ever-mounting frequency. And yet, Erin can’t bring herself to leave.

Her curiosity gets the best of her as Erin begins to unravel the ancient and nefarious secret buried within the heart of the cathedral. She feels the undeniable pull of something tying her to the structure and its history, and is desperate to unlock the mystery.

All the while, the stones of the landmark cathedral seem to be breathing with a life of its own…

24 reviews for Curse of Weyrmouth (Curse of Weyrmouth Book 1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shawne

    A wonderful interweaving of past, present, religious myth and classic horror. I loved it and look forward to more by this great author!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hannah Jenkins

    Very good. Very interesting. Something different than what I’ve read before! I can’t wait to read more books to come. I like the mystery and secrets of the tower!!!

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    D. Kaelin

    What happens when an elder in the church decides that vanity and pride are more important in human life? That was the basis for the book and the results were not pretty.For me, the book got off to a slow start (I fell asleep twice on the first chapter). Once I got to modern times, the plot picked up and got much more interesting. I felt like the backstories on two of the characters should have been introduced sooner to improve continuity. The ending felt both rushed and incomplete to me. I also wanted to feel more sympathy and empathy for the characters, but I just couldn’t. I’m not sure if this is because I didn’t know enough about them (I don’t think this was the cause) or because I just didn’t like them very much.This book also hit two of my pet peeves. I read the book to myself in my head so I really notice typos and missing words because they bounce me out of my imagination. I distinctly remember one instance where Joe was spelled either JOe or J0e and it really bothered me. There were also a few instances of words missing out of sentences. Both could have been fixed by one more time through the editor.I was provided this book free for my honest ARC review.My other peeve started with the cover. I hate when authors assume you know how to pronounce names of old English town names. All through the book I was trying to decide if it was weremouth, wiremouth, wermoth, worm mouth, worm moth, etc. I don’t think I ever did decide on a pronunciation. If the pronunciation was provided in the first chapter and I missed it because I zoned out, I apologize to the author.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Beverly Saville

    It took a little bit to get into the book. It was good but some parts were a little hard to follow.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    mslynne

    I enjoyed the story but it left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I do, however.look forward to additional books in the series. Perhaps one giving additional back story to Joe and the American as to why their experience was so different.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Robin

    It was pretty good. After the kids came around more than once it just wasn’t scary anymore. I think he could have done more with the ending.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    C. Merrell

    This is the first book from David Longhorn that I have read. The story takes place in the small town of Weyrmouth, England and you can definitely tell Mr. Longhorn is a native – the “local flavor” he adds to the book made me feel like I’ve been there before. There are some creepy elements (the children definitely freaked me out), the cathedral is almost a character in itself, and the author does a good job of building a foreboding atmosphere. Overall I liked it and look forward to reading the next book in the series. My one complaint is that the ending was abrupt, probably because there are more books to come, but it left me a little dissatisfied.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    K.Mager

    I’m a fan of David Longhorn. Although there are missing or wrong words in my download, by chapter three they are ironed out. By then I was so engrossed with the characters it would not have mattered. Keep them coming!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rayosunshine 1906

    Be careful what you ask for, the Devil (who looks eerily like an angel) might just answer the call to give you exactly what you want, but always at a price! Full of suspense (with a bunch of monks tossed in), this is a fast-paced entertaining read.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    thelisalisa

    Pride. Pride is a sin that afflicts even those that find themselves holy. Build the biggest, tallest and most ornate cathedral and never mind the consequences when the Devil is the architect. Yes, there are consequences. Many have paid in blood in the present and over many years in the past. There’s someone new in town and she’s special. She doesn’t know how special she is, but her heritage will come to light. Will she be the one to deal with the curse? I am anxious for the next book in this series.I was given an ARC of this book for my honest opinion.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    amalthe

    received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.The book started off a little slow, but once it got going, I couldn’t put it down. Interesting story with biblical references and a whole bunch of horror to keep you on the edge of your seat. Erin Cale was a likeable main character and I’m guessing we will be learning more about her in coming novels. Can’t wait!I would recommend this book for fans of the horror genre.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    PuppYpop

    Good book little slow but picked up nicely.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.As a historical geek and fan of British local legends, I enjoyed this book immensely. It had me hooked from the beginning, and I loved the journey.In addition to the historical and local legend aspects of the story, I also felt there was just enough horror to maintain the creepiness the story needed.Other than some occasional grammatical and spelling errors, I highly recommend this book for others to read.

  14. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kim

    This book was provided to me, and I am voluntarily reviewing it.Weyrmouth is not the kind of horror book I would normally seek out, as I prefer horror books that take place in a smaller locale within a shorter time period, but the story did a pretty good job of drawing me in and keeping me reading. Because I started reading horror novels when I was fairly young (Carrie when I was 12 was the first), finding a good scare in a book can be difficult, but these little ghost kids with their hooded robes and sharp little bony fingers were pretty eerie. The characters (except for Holy Joe) weren’t terribly complex, the narrative was a little scattered, and the ending was abrupt. All-in-all, it wasn’t a bad book, but it also wasn’t terribly memorable.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    I can’t give you a five star because this story was somewhat hard to follow. Once it got into modern time it did pick up. Grammar was off in spots. Sorry but I have to go with a four star.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon Fetters

    I found myself still reading this at 2:00 am knowing I had to get up in a few hours. Evil children and creepy old buildings come together with great characters and storyline. Awesome book

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    DArn

    I was provided with a free copy of this book for my honest review.This was a good read. I typed a much longer review which disappeared when I pressed Done. I would definitely recommend.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jgeorge7

    I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review!Curse of Weyrmouth starts off a bit slowly, but that’s necessary to establish Weyrmouth’s history/roots in the past to see how it ties out with the present. This becomes obvious as soon as the story begins to unfold, which happens quickly. The present storyline takes place in a small English town, Weyrmouth, which is believed by many to be mysteriously cursed. It contains several very fun & likeable characters. The narrator takes turns with a few different characters to give the reader multiple viewpoints and various perspectives, with the added bonus of helping the reader to more quickly piece the story together. Simultaneously, this tactic helps to misdirect the reader when still in the beginning phases of understanding who the true “bad guys” really are! I also enjoyed the creepy kids – the visuals provided of the Seven & the Wish hounds were all delightfully horrific. This book was on the short side, but very enjoyable! I also appreciate when the author ties up most, but not all, of the questions – that way, it still builds anticipation and excitement for the next book, yet you still feel like some resolution took place. I can’t wait to read the second installment, Blood of Angels – I’m excited to find out more about the curse of Weyrmouth & whether Erin can actually find a way to release the Seven.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    ChristinaB

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I feel like I have just visited this little place called Weyrmouth, the author did that great of a job with the details of this place. It really drew me in from beginning to end, almost like the pages turned themselves. Really interesting story that I definitely recommend!

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Angela Z.

    I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I was a little conflicted at first but I think I will stick with a 4 star rating.I was instantly drawn to this book based on the description. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down at all!The pacing was a little inconsistent…it dragged in places it shouldn’t have and sped through parts I would have liked a lot more detail but overall it was a really interesting concept and I’m excited to see how the story develops in subsequent books.Why the 4 stars then? I really couldn’t stand one of the main characters. I tried, I really did. I felt like her characterization and dialogue didn’t work well with her story arch. That being said, it didn’t make me want to stop reading and by the last chapter I saw the promise that perhaps in the next book her character will evolve greatly.Other than the occasional grammatical and spelling errors I highly recommend this book.

  21. Rated 3 out of 5

    Christopher Thomas

    Interesting story, but a slow, disjointed start. Main character well developed but other characters seem to jump around a bit.Not really a horror story but worth a read.

  22. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jaimee

    I was given an ARC for an honest review. It took me weeks to plow through this book. It was too long & truly did not get to the point of the whole thing until the very last chapter and the epilogue. I’m still only around 85-90% sure of what I read. Too many twists, too much extraneous “stuff”, not nearly enough getting to the point & running with it! The storyline itself has great potential; had it been executed in a more concise manner, I’d have enjoyed it immensely!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie @ BookLoversLife

    This starts in medieval times with the building of a Cathedral. The Bishop wants it to be as big and grand as can be, but every time they get to a certain level, the thing collapses. On night the Bishop is ordering people to get someone to build it when someone enters and tells him that he can build the tower and it will last for 7 centuries. His name is Nick and he delivers. But things aren’t as they seem and the Curse of Weyrmouth starts.Fast forward a few centuries and we meet Erin Cale, who ends up in Weyrmouth when the love of her life splits with someone else. She isn’t willing to go back to the US with her tail between her legs, so when she somehow hears about a job at the Museum, she applies. But soon Erin realises that this sleepy town isn’t as lovely as it appears and something sinister is happening. How is Erin involved?This was all kinds of awesome!! Well written and developed, it held my attention till the very end. I loved the history and diving into the past, I loved the whole feel of the cathedral and the tower and the kids freaked me out!! They were seriously scary. The authors imagination was awesome and the whole story gripped me.I liked Erin, she was a strong lead and I’m intrigued to find out more about her. which I presume we will since this seems to be book 1. All the other characters were well developed, but I think my favourite was Joe. His back story was so sad but it was very much needed!In all, a great read and it makes me want to check out more from this author. It’s not a book that is “jump out scares” kind of horror, it’s more subtle and creepy and will make you shiver. I had to turn on the light a few times when reading.

  24. Rated 2 out of 5

    Heidi Vanoss

    I tried to finish this book but I just could not get into it,It was ok what I read but I just couldn’t finish it.

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