Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims – Book Review

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

Do you read horror novels? And if you feel that reading horror novels excites you, then here I have listed one of the best horror thrillers, The Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims, which will give you a feeling of suspense, excitement, anxiety and surprise. So let’s go ahead and poke into the novel.

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims takes place in a penthouse and the building banyan court run by the millionaire named Tobias fell. All the guests who are invited to the dinner party are strangers even to their host, Tobias Fell. None of them realized why they had received this invitation. They shared their only experience of shocking confusion within the building’s walls. By the end of the night, the host is dead, no one saw anything, and no one admits to knowing what happened. 

The novel Thirteen Storeys consists of everybody’s different stories. All these stories include supernatural happenings with the people who either live there or work in the banyan court and then figuring out that something was not quite right with the penthouse that they live in. This book does have themes of not just horror but also character death, brutal murder, flesh-eating and bloodsucking.

So without too many spoilers, let’s move further for more thrilling information about the novel.

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims | Book review 

Thirteen Storeys Book Review

About The Author| Jonathan Sims 

Jonathan Sims is a writer, performer, and games designer whose works focus on horror, unnatural, and a gentle touch of creeping fear. He was born in circa and currently lives in Walthamstow. Jonathan Sims is best known as the creator and the voice actor behind the fictional horror podcast The Magnus Archives. Gollancz published the book in 2020.

Book Overview: Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

The book Thirteen Storeys is contemporary horror fiction, thriller, ghost story, supernatural fiction published on 26th November, 2020. The novel is mixed with horror thriller and paranormal that uses a delightfully dark, twisted story, where you will explore a spooky house clearly like no other than Thirteen Storeys highlights.

Each chapter from the novel Thirteen Storeys is from the viewpoint of one person who lives or works in a banyan court owned by billionaire Tobias Fell. Banyan court is divided into two opposite sides. The building, even so new, had many deaths during its construction. So the reading journey of this book is going to enter through one of the most imaginative haunted houses. Would you take a risk to enter?

Book Summary: Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims 

A haunted house story centers around a tower block called the banyan court development in London. Banyan court is divided into two opposite sides. The front of the building is a wealthy side, and a side designed badly for poor people had to be for low-income residents.

Every one of the initial twelve-story centers around an individual and their encounters inside the banyan court and ends with the individual getting an invitation to a gathering by Tobias fell, the billionaire who planned the banyan court. He has been hidden from the world and unseen by people for years.

Now the Thirteen Storeys bring all the gathered players together who come for the disastrous dinner party where Tobias fell dies. Even though all the guests were present at the time of the murder, no one admits to knowing what happened to Tobias. What happened and why do you need to read the book?

All the storeys in this compelling novel are somewhat related to the death of Tobias fell and ultimately the final story i.e., thirteenth story finally binds the various tales in revealing the death of Tobias fell.

You can read this book online on Kindle or order a physical book from Amazon & even listen to an audiobook of this book.

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My Thoughts on The Book Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan sims 

I think this book is very concerned with the movement where each chapter works as it’s an independent horror story, but they are sort of interlinked and build on each other. The short stories in this particular novel are so creepy and haunting that not a single story could be left out.

Jonathan Sims has done a fantastic way in building each character and the way he wove horror scenes was just fascinating. He blends a good mixture of scariness, tension and haunted experience in the novel. Bad Penny, The Knock, Round the clock and The builder were some of the most exciting ones in this novel.

Rating: Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims 

I would happily give Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims 4.4/5 stars!

Final Words

Overall this book is amazing and fits in with all kinds of horror stuff. If you want to read a smart and relevant horror story, this is one of the best option. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in horror stories. The stories always keeps you on your toes every time and keeps the suspense at the end of every story.

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