Indie Gothic Horror Book on Two ‘Best of 2018’ Lists, Plus a Reader’s Choice Nod

I’m thrilled to announce that my debut novel, The Haunting of Cabin Green: A Modern Gothic Horror Novelhas been featured on two notable Best Horror Books of 2018 lists!

I was also honored to learn that The Haunting of Cabin Green was the Top Vote-Getter in the Horror/Suspense category of The Kindle Book Review’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards (and a Runner-Up for Best Overall Book of 2018). Thank you to everyone who voted for my book!


What’s The Haunting of Cabin Green? Read On to Find Out! 


If you haven’t read the book yet, here’s the synopsis. 🙂

Welcome to Cabin Green, where the setting is familiar, but the story is completely unexpected. This original, terrifying psychological thriller is Dark Art Photographer April A. Taylor’s debut horror novel. Socially conscious, raw modern Gothic horror that reflects the world around us and takes a close look at the destructive nature of grief. Ideal for fans of raw horror shows/movies such as The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and Hereditary.

Going to Cabin Green alone after the death of his fiancée was Ben’s first mistake. His second mistake was tempting fate by saying, “There’s no such thing as an evil building.” Now he’s caught in a nightmare of his own making deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. Even worse, a family history of mental illness makes it impossible for him to know if the ghosts haunting the cabin are real or all in his head.

This modern Gothic horror story takes the reader directly into Ben’s hellish experience. Is he crazy? Is a ghost haunting him? The only way to find out is to make it to the end of this deep, dark thrill ride that’s filled with more twists than a roller coaster.


What Are People Saying About the Book?

Aside from two Best Horror Books of 2018 nods, The Haunting of Cabin Green has attracted great reviews from those who know and love Gothic, upmarket literary horror.


“A spectacular read…absolutely gripping. I couldn’t force myself to put it down. Taylor did an excellent and meticulous job creating this story, forming imagery…invoking real emotion on the part of the reader.” – The Horror Report

“Takes [the] standard genre template and turns it upside-down..the crazy whirlwind that ensues is enough to make even the biggest horror fan a bit dizzy…unique…with a literary approach that combines modern and mid-twentieth century techniques.” – The Inquisitr, The Best Horror Books of 2018

“Unique… the author depicts the grieving process amazingly well. The story is claustrophobic… and what an ending. All of the flashbacks and delusions suddenly make sense… [it’s a] sucker punch.” –

“A breath of fresh air…instilling such a deep, feral fear of the unknown that Shirley Jackson would be proud. Taylor doesn’t pull any punches, and she refuses to play it safe, something that the horror genre could use a lot more of.” – Justin Hamelin, Rondo Hatton Award-Winning Horror Journalist and Author

“April A. Taylor’s The Haunting of Cabin Green sucked me in from the first page… Taylor pulls the rug out from under her readers… a well-structured and integrated climax. I read this book in one sitting… fighting the urge to turn on all the lights.” – Connal Bain, author of Blood Moon Fever

“Grief is the driving force in The Haunting of Cabin Green. Taylor weaves a haunting tale of a man who can’t be sure if the desolate cabin he’s staying in is full of ghosts or if his mind is playing tricks on him.” – Popsugar, The 13 Most Chilling Horror Books of 2018.


Thank You! 

I’m very grateful to everyone who has supported this book, whether that’s by buying it, reading it, voting for it, reviewing it, or naming it one of the Best Horror Books of 2018! Special thanks to journalists Sabienna Bowman and Holly Chavez for finding my work and sharing it with others.

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