The Cabin Sessions

A Dark Psychological Thriller

nominated for the bram stoker award 2017

About The Cabin Sessions

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 fulfill his obligation to perform the guest spot at The Cabin Sessions.

Fear stirs when he opens the door on The Cabin’s incense-choked air. Local plumber Philip Stone is already there, brooding.

Meanwhile, Philip’s sister Eva prepares to take a bath. Memories begin to surface concerning one fateful day by the river, and the innocence of her beloved brother.

Reviews of The Cabin Sessions

“Building up to a big revelation, the book leaves the reader turning pages as fast as they can” – Bookworldliness 

“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

“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 

“I was gripped in horrified fascination by Blackthorn’s subtle story.” – Zoe, Audible

“The author creates a story and unfold it bit by bit while painting a picture that comes alive as you watch. This type of writing is so much more precise and artistic than many of today’s author’s who put out garbage that somehow becomes best sellers. This is the first solid example of a good book that I’ve found that I can reference when I complain to my friends (who don’t read) that I don’t like Stephen King because his writing is so lazy.” – Paul B Estrada

“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! 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.” – Ann Creber, book critic

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