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When Freeman Mills, a 12-year-old boy with the power to read minds and an endearing affinity for Clint Eastwood movies, arrives at the former mental institution known as Wendover Home in the Southern Appalachian mountains, he vows to tolerate the facility's psychological treatments and religious rhetoric, but refuses to make friends or reveal his ESP. He soon finds out, however, that no one keeps secrets within the aging walls of Wendover—despite the best efforts of its administrators, doctors and counselors, many of whom are involved in conducting risky shock-therapy experiments on the children. When the research goes awry, Wendover and its inhabitants get caught between the real world and the "deadscape"—a parallel universe in which long-buried ghosts from the mental institution haunt the living. Nicholson (The Red Church) offers plenty of faith-challenging questions as the tale moves briskly to its unexpected conclusion, yet not without losing some credibility. Freeman and other young characters are given dialogue and thoughts well beyond their years, while the deadscape is at times more confusing than scary.
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"A compelling story with enough nerve-numbing moments to keep any horror fan happy." -- The Horror Channel

"Offers plenty of faith-challenging questions as the tale moves briskly to its unexpected conclusion." -- Publisher's Weekly

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  • File Size: 1921 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (February 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009I5KI1O
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I believe the writer only creates half the story, and that you complete it by bringing your imagination, experience, and heart to the tale. I am happy to share the journey with you.

I've written more than 20 novels, about 80 short stories, four children's books, some comic books, screenplays, and a couple of non-fiction books, as well as five collaborations with J.R. Rain. Many of my tales are based on supernatural legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and I also write mystery and suspense thrillers that are most often compared to the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

I've also published Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear with Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and McFall with 47North, as well as a number of audiobooks and foreign translations. I love hearing from you, because you're the reason I do this, so let's connect! Learn more about my work at www.AuthorScottNicholson.com

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Ancient Grey-bearded Reader on September 29, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm glad someone optioned this book for a movie. We haven't had a good spooky movie (read: non-blood and guts flying everywhere movie) in a while.

Scott can write a solid, scary atmospheric book that makes you jump at any noises in your house. That takes a special gift, which Scott has in spades.

Wendover House is a character unto itself, occupied by a gaggle of folks and disturbed kids. The characters are all well-developed, and one can identify with them, including the "bad guys" like the warped pseudo-scientists. It takes a classic theme - playing with powers you don't understand and awakening something horrific - and gives it a spooky spin. It reminded me of the old black and white horror movies I used to watch as a kid, before I was corrupted by cookie-cutter flicks and CGI over story.

One of Scott's best novels, I recommend it to genre fans and folks who like their books to invoke emotions.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Detra Fitch VINE VOICE on August 22, 2005
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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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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Chris C on September 28, 2012
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Scott Nicholson is an awesome storyteller. You just never know what you are going to experience when you pick up one of his books. This book has ghosts, mad scientists, a secret society, and ESP. If that doesn't draw you in, then I don't know what will. Loved it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on October 7, 2005
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Life has not been easy for young Freeman Mills. As a child, the twelve year old was tortured by his now absent father, ostensibly in the name of science. Although not charged with any crime by the authorities, the youth believes he is responsible for his mother's death. Finally, the boy's been shunted from one childcare facility to another, finding each successive home more miserable than its predecessor.

As the novel begins, Freeman has been transferred to Wendover Home, a facility run by obsessive born again Christian Francis Bondurant and deranged physician Dr. Krackowski. Krackowski treats the residents of the home as his personal stable of guinea pigs in the misguided experiments he conducts in the ominously numbered Room 13. These experiments, which result in the temporary clinical death of his subjects, have two side effects. One is that the test subjects develop psychic powers. The other, far more dangerous side effect is that the machinery used to conduct the experiments seems to be stirring up the spirits of the tortured and angry souls who have died within the confines of Wendover over the decades. A gifted psychic before being subjected to Krackowski's demented experiments, Freeman quickly realizes that things are coming to a head in Wendover; he seeks to escape before he joins the legion of the damned trapped inside the home.

Nicholson has come a long way since his first novel, The Red Church, shedding many of the annoying habits and quirks which marred that book. A focused, tightly written work, The Home successfully combines tropes of science fiction and horror to produce an effective work of suspense. Although the villains of the piece sometimes go a little over the top, and Nicholson takes his sweet time letting the tension build, none of this interferes too badly with the novel's overall forward momentum--in the end, The Home proves itself a quick, satisfying, scary read.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Krista Glavin on September 28, 2012
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Scott Nicholson has done it again! I think I've read just about everything Nicholson has written, and this has become one of my favorites. It has everything. The Home has ESP, ghosts, mad scientists, murder, troubled teens, mystery amd mayhem! I loved it! Any Nicholson fan will love this one, as will any fan of the genre. I missed out on a lot of sleep with this one. As always, I can't wait for more work from this author.
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