Monday, 10 December 2012

Book Review: The Quickening - Mari Biella

Synopsis - A strange force awakens in an abandoned house.  A young girl is struck mute.  A grieving woman is haunted by a spectral presence, and a scientist finds his scepticism being challenged by inexplicable events...  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - The story is narrated by Lawrence Fairweather, the scientist who has difficulty coming to grips with the events that start to occur in the house.  An atmospheric tale which grips you once the scene is set.  Set in the Victorian era, the shadows bouncing off the walls lit by candlelight give a very real feel to the secluded and austere Halfway House.  The descriptions of the mists coming off the damp fens appear real.  This gave me the picture in my mind and I could visualise the story's events.  I liked the plot, the characterisations of the hysterical Julia, frightened Hazel and Lawrence who tried to keep everything together.  Even the additional characters were given full attention.  If you loved The Woman in Black you will like this book.  4*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B007TIPVGO


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