Summary: After the brutal murder of their father, three children and their mother move to the old home of the father's family to heal and rebuild. Slowly they begin to uncover the house's secret magical doors and keys. However, an unknowable evil is lying in wait on the estate grounds, and their father's killer has more plans for the family...
Verdict: Yes, please!
Yay!: First of all, this book is creepy. The bad guys are truly sick and twisted, the evil force is sneaky and clever, and violence and gore are present in spades. In spades, folks! That's a lot of gore! The terrific art really showcases the blood splatters, too.
The plot is taut and curvy, but it allows plenty of time for character exploration as the book showcases the devastation of the grieving family: the older brother's guilt, the sister's personality makeover, and the youngest brother's isolation.
While this is a horror story and includes elements of the plain old serial killer yarn, it is strongly based in fantasy. The ending will leave you afraid to see what happens next.
Nay!: This book is not for the faint of heart or queasy of stomach.
Note: The "Lovecraft" referenced in the title is the name of the town where Locke House is located. This series isn't directly connected to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. No tentacles so far!