Welcome to The Cabin Sessions. Are you ready to be entertained?
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The Cabin Sessions is a confronting, hard-hitting, dark psychological thriller told with acid wit. Themes of abuse are explored through minds distorted by fear and corrupted by hatred and delusion; this is a tale in which redemption is gained in unexpected ways.
It’s Christmas Eve when hapless musician Adam Banks stands on the bridge over the river that cleaves the isolated village of Burton. A storm is rolling into the narrow mountain pass. He thinks of turning back. Instead, he resolves to fulfil his obligation to perform the guest spot at The Cabin Sessions. He should be looking forward to it, but fear stirs when he opens the door on the Cabin’s incense-choked air.
Philip Stone is already there, brooding. He observes with a ruthless eye the regulars, from sleazy barmaid Hannah Fisher, to old crone Cynthia Morgan.
Meanwhile, Philip’s sister, Eva, prepares to take a bath. It¿s a ritual – she’s a breath holder. At twenty-eight, Eva has returned to Burton to finish the business of her past, as memories begin to surface concerning one fateful day by the river and the innocence of her beloved brother…
Hear me chat about The Cabin Sessions on The Panic Room Radio Show
First review – “Building up to a big revelation, the book leaves the readers turning pages as fast as they can” https://bookworldliness.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/the-cabin-sessions/
“I don’t normally ready such dark fiction but found myself gripped in horrified fascination by Blackthorn’s subtle storytelling and accomplished prose. This is a must read for all who like to be profoundly disturbed by their reading. Or for others, like me, who are simply keen to see the best of what this genre can hold.” – Elizabeth Jane Corbett . Visit this link for an in-depth interview http://elizabethjanecorbett.com/2017/11/22/cabin-sessions-interview-dark-fiction-writer-isobel-blackthorn/
Talk about being blown away.
If you are in search of a stonking read with delicious descriptions – chilling horror (very psychological in places) and perfect prose then this is the book for you.
The horror was delivered with sophistication and stealth – so much so that when I wanted to pull back or run for cover I couldn’t.
The story telling is masterly and I would class this book – author, as a modern day classic.
Unique- individual- and unapologetic.
To me was as good as a holiday- I love that feeling you get when a read has reached every wanton corner of your psyche and cleaned up!
Thank you to the author for a truly defining read!” – Amazon reviewer Kathleen McCarthy
“The Cabin Sessions is mostly a slow-burn literary mystery heavy with dark edges, while dabbling in moments of suspense and horror. I’ve never read anything quite like it, which says something in itself…Enticing and intriguing and entertaining.” – Eddie Generous, Unnerving Magazine
Here me chat with Eddie Unnerving from Unnerving Magazine. http://www.unnervingmagazine.com/single-post/2017/11/10/Interview-With-Isobel-Blackthorn
“The Cabin Sessions is NOT an easy read, Isobel has written a dense novel in which every word has been carefully selected and given full value.. so it should be respected and read that way!
Set on a wild and stormy Christmas Eve, the book starts with a sense of threat and menace, as the regulars straggle in, carrying their instruments. throughout the night. We are introduced to these locals and their relationships, but share a great deal of the action through the eyes of Eve and her brother Philip.
Eve’s diary, which we follow, paints a picture of a strange, introverted young woman who exercises a weird practise as a way of asserting control of her life. Her brother Philip, with whom she lives, presents as an arrogant and self-centred man with a dark side to his character.
This is a book filled with ‘characters’… and we get to take a peep into their lives and thoughts as the tension rises page by page.
I can’t say too much … not only because I haven’t yet finished the book, but because I fear dropping a ‘spoiler’! Read it for yourself!!” – Ann Creber, broadcaster and book critic