Guy N Smith wrote this book at a very busy time in his life. He had around ten novels published in the space of two years, this may reflect on why this book isn't really one of his best. That isn't to say its a total loss. Concerning a young mother Suzannah and her Daughter Rose. On a trip out in bad blizzard conditions they become stranded and have to seek shelter . They find the sinister dark Donnington County Hotel, sinister for the fact that it was once a psychiatric care home, and some of the patients still reside there. These include Jack Christopher, a devout Christian who loves to expose himself and flash at women. Vera Brown, who hates the thought of a man touching her and is constantly masturbating, in full view of anyone. And Fred Ainslow, an alcoholic filthy chain smoker, who of course cooks the meals. The Hotel is owned by Brenda and George Clements, both of whom has a few dark secrets themselves. Distraught after the death of their daughter years ago they would seek anything to get her back.
Suzannah and Rose soon realise the place isn't what it seems. But are thankfully joined by another stranded motorist Owain Pugh and book dealer and collector ( could be one of us ) From here the three begin to realise just how warped and twisted the whole place is, especially when they discover a young woman bedridden ready to give birth to the spawn of satan. Just how it got their is a mystery to her as she claims to be a virgin.
Spectral shadows, Creeping ghostly hands, and Demon rape ensue in this rather ambiguous book, its never really clear why certain events arise and occur. And for what reason. As for Sex and death the book offers very little. Thats not to say its a worthless read, Its recommended of course, but some Smith fans may find it a little redundant compared to his more illustrious novels like Deathbell, The Sucking Pit and the Crabs books.