Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.
When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution…
At once an unnerving locked-room mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story, The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalisingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre.
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The Lingering is a fantastically creepy, gripping read that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a fabulous read to cuddle up with and enjoy as the nights draw in, though maybe not on your own!
The story gripped me from the start with its intriguing opening and things never really let up from there with lots of creepy going on that definitely kept my interest. The disturbing history of the house with its links to the asylum had my interest piqued from the start as I’ve always been fascinated by the asylums of old. That along with the weird communal living arrangement Abi & Jack find themselves in ensured that I couldn’t put this book down as I had to know what was going to happen next.
I have to admit I did find some of the bits in this book terrifying! I think it’s the way the author casually describes the events and the sometimes everyday situations that the strange events occur that most affected me as they seemed so real! I was torn between wanting to carry on reading to find out what happens and stopping as I wasn’t sure I wanted to know.
This is the first book by this author I have read and I can’t wait to read more from her. If you like creepy, thrilling reads that you can’t put down you’ll love this book.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Karen at Orenda Publishers for my copy of this book.
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