The Hotel

By Louise Mumford

Do you dare pick up The Hotel, the stunning thriller readers are calling ‘fast paced’, ‘creepy’ and ‘gripping the whole way through’?

Four of them went to the hotel

Four students travel to Ravencliffe, an eerie abandoned hotel perched on steep cliffs on the Welsh coast. After a series of unexplained accidents, only three of them leave. The fourth, Leo, disappears, and is never seen again.

Only three of them came back

A decade on, the friends have lost contact. Oscar is fame-hungry, making public appearances and selling his story. Richard sank into alcoholism and is only just recovering. Bex just wants to forget – until one last opportunity to go back offers the chance to find out what really happened to Leo.

Ten years later, they return one last time

But as soon as they get to the hotel things start going wrong again. Objects mysteriously disappear and reappear. Accidents happen. And Bex realises that her former friends know far more than they are letting on about the true events at Ravencliffe that night…

Readers love The Hotel:

‘I was totally immersed in the story.
Short chapters ✔️
Atmospheric setting ✔️
Pacy ✔️
Tension ✔️
Curses and ghosts ✔️’
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‘It’s the 1st time I’ve read a Louise Mumford book, but based on this it won’t be my last. I can usually guess the twist at the end of these type of novels but nope, not this time. I loved this’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kept me up late with the twists and turns and excellent plot. Looking forward to more reads from Louise.’
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‘Didn’t want to put the book down but also didn’t want to finish it!’
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‘It really kept you guessing, and was impossible to tell how it was going to end. So many different twists right up until the final page.’
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‘What a gripping read! This author just keeps getting better and better!’
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Format: Paperback
Release Date: 17 Aug 2023
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-00-858994-3
Louise was born and lives in South Wales. From a young age she loved books and dancing, but hated having to go to sleep, convinced that she might miss out on something interesting happening in the world whilst she dozed – much to her mother’s frustration! Insomnia has been a part of her life ever since.She studied English Literature at university and graduated with first class honours. As a teacher she tried to pass on her love of reading to her students (and discovered that the secret to successful teaching is… stickers! She is aware that that is, essentially, bribery.)In the summer of 2019 Louise experienced a once-in-a-lifetime moment: she was discovered as a new writer by her publisher at the Primadonna Festival. Everything has been a bit of a whirlwind since then.Louise lives in Cardiff with her husband and spends her time trying to get down on paper all the marvellous and frightening things that happen in her head.

Praise for The Hotel: -

”'A brilliantly fresh and clever thriller… perfectly creepy” - Philippa East

”'A spine-tingling, atmospheric read” - Mira V Shah

”'A heart in the mouth thriller… Unputdownable” - Penny Batchelor

”'A clever and original thriller” - Sarah Clarke

”'Deliciously dark, beautifully descriptive, and brilliantly paced… A haunting thriller with twists in every chapter” - Karin Nordin

”'Clever, compelling and wonderfully creepy” - Diane Jeffrey