I haven’t actually finished this yet (90% on kindle) but after reading well into the night yesterday I had to let people know about this little gem.
It’s a fairly standard ghost story in terms of set up (isolated cottage, sinister history, remote village etc) but it’s the deftness that Chris links this altogether that has me enthralled. The tension builds up throughout the story, and as each layer is peeled away it draws you in further, so much so you don’t want to leave!
The characters are vivid, and you really feel for Laura as she battles to save her sanity when those around her don’t share the same faith in her. There’s some history around her that’s subtly intertwined into the text that never feels like an “info dump”, and even the responses of those around her feel genuine and not just horror stereotypes (disbelieving husband, cynical authorities etc).
Can’t wait to finish this tonight!
A brilliant page turner that had me reading on into the small hours. Recommend.