The Night Hour

  • Title: Nattetimen (The Night Hour)
  • Author: Annika von Holdt
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Format: Novel
  • Language: Danish
  • Publisher: Lindhardt & Ringhof
  • Awards: Winner of Bog & Idé-prisen 2003

  • A tragedy has changed Sean Reeve’s life forever. He barely survives a car crash that leaves him without any recollection of his life before the accident. With his wife and daughter, he moves to an old house in the south of England to get better and work on a new manuscript. Rumor has it that the house is cursed and haunted by the former owners young daughter who mysteriously drowned in the adjoining lake.

    Sean doesn’t believe in curses, let alone ghosts, but from the moment they move in, strange things start to happen. Sean’s personality and appearance change, and he begins to have horrifying nightmares of being buried alive.

    Sean fears for his sanity, as events escalate dangerously out of control. But does the real threat hide in the hauntingly dark history of the house, or in the human mind?

    Nattetimen was created for the night hours, and Annika von Holdt is first rate…
    –Bente Wiik. Fyns Amts Avis

    Annika von Holdt delivers with this, her second novel, cleverly set on the genre’s fundamentals of funerals and lingering remnants…
    –Bo Tao Michaelis. Politiken