Category Archives: gothic fiction

“The Chamber And The Cross” by Lisa K. Shapiro and Deborah K. Reed – Book Review

This book has its own website with some stunning photographs! https://www.thechamberandthecross.com/ Anyone who enjoys a dual timeline novel packed with authentic historical detail needs to read this book. With one part rooted in the present and the other (the bulk … Continue reading

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“So Pretty” by Ronnie Turner – Book Review

A young man arrives in a small town, hoping to leave his past behind him, but everything changes when he takes a job in a peculiar old shop, and meets a lonely single mother… Whoever described this novel as a … Continue reading

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“Parting The Veil” by Paulette Kennedy – Book Review

This was my last read for the month of October. Only fitting as it had a ghostly element and was touted as a gothic thriller novel. Havenwood Manor, the creepy, crumbling old house in Hampshire was an excellent setting for … Continue reading

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“The Legacy of Halesham Hall” by Jenni Keer – Book Review

Whenever I see a book with a beautiful cover and the word ‘HALL’ in the title it is a sure bet that I will want to investigate further. This is likely a throwback to my adolescent reading days filled with … Continue reading

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“The Last House On The Cliff” by Anne Wyn Clark – Book Review

There were many factors that attracted me to this novel. The striking cover, the remote Anglesey, Wales setting, and the hints of family secrets to name but a few. It delivered on these and I was immersed for about the … Continue reading

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“The Marsh House” by Zoë Somerville – Book Review

Malorie 1962 – escaping London and an unfaithful husband, Malorie has rented a dilapidated house on a Norfolk marsh. The house was in a photograph that Malorie’s mother gave her – at the behest of her father. It is just … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre has a lot to answer for…

I first read the classic novel “Jane Eyre” when I was twelve years old. By that time I was an avid reader, and Jane only served to make me even more so. I own several copies of the book in … Continue reading

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“The Death of Jane Lawrence” by Caitlin Starling – Book Review

“A crumbling house, alone on the hill, was enough to make isolated women given to wild imaginings.” Jane Shoringfield is a young woman of high intellect with a logical, practical way of viewing the world and a keen mathematical mind. … Continue reading

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“The Thin Place” by C.D. Major – Book Review

“Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.”- Celtic proverb Ava Brent (present day) – is a 38 year old, experienced television journalist based in Glasgow. She has a partner, Fraser, … Continue reading

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“The Woman In The Mirror” by Rebecca James – Book Review

“I know how treacherous thoughts can be. That if you are left alone with them for too long, they can turn against you.” 1947 Alice Miller – has lost her fiance in WWII and works in a legal office. She … Continue reading

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