Interesting gothic tale set in England

The House of Whispers

By: Laura Purcell

Rating: 4 of 5

I’ve recently been re-reading gothic tales from the 1970’s and 1980’s. I thought I would try a modern novel as well. This is the first book I have read by author Laura Purcell, so I don’t know if this is the genre that she writes usually or if this is a step in a new direction for her.

The story is truly gothic, with a creepy castle set on a high and barren mountain on the Cornish shoreline.

The story is set in two time periods and switches back and forth throughout the telling. Many of the characters exist in both time periods, their past and their present.

There is an element of paranormal or is it a figment of fevered imagination? Just what you expect from a true gothic story.

It was an interesting read. I didn’t find it scary but rather, something that made my imagination go in directions that the author didn’t take. I wanted to know more about the characters and how they fared in their future.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss.

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