Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written’
Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait
Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives.
At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die.
For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . .
A gripping and atmospheric mystery packed with twists and turns,
A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling read.
A House Of Ghosts is set during WW1 in 1917.
Kate Cartwright and Captain Donovan are called to ‘C’s office at the Secret Intelligence Service. They do not know each other, but they are both sent to Blackwater Abbey, an offer Kate had previously declined.
Lord and Lady Highmount are playing host to a gathering, a seance, to try to contact their sons, lost at war. However, ‘C’ suspects someone at the gathering is passing military secrets to the enemy…..so Kate and Donovan are tasked with finding out who.
Now, Kate herself can see spirits and there are plenty roaming Blackwater. Are the seances real ? Or is there a charlatan at work? As Kate and Donovan grow closer, the danger increases…will they find the culprit before anyone is hurt?
This is a mix of historical fiction, an Agatha Christie style whodunnit, spies and a supernatural tale of ghosts roaming the earth, all seamlessly put together due to the clever, atmospheric writing of W.C. Ryan. A haunted house story perfect for a Halloween read.
Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.
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About the author:
W.C. Ryan is a pseudonym for William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier and the Korolev series of historical crime novels. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award, the CWA Historical Dagger and the Ireland AM Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award and have been translated into over a dozen languages. William is married and lives in west London.