My Review

What a tense atmospheric story this was, full of foreboding and mystery right from the first page.

The story starts in 1811 but moves quickly on to 1821, ten years later when the family have moved from Boston to Willow Hall. Straight away there’s a mystery as to why the family have moved, and what exactly the family scandal was that brought about this great upheaval.

The story is told from Lydia’s point of view which I really enjoyed and felt like I was very much part of the story as I was reading. I felt like I was discovering secrets about the family and the house at the same time as Lydia. I was never too sure what was going on with the family, especially with her sister Catherine, not a nice character at all.

There are lots of strange goings on throughout that even Lydia isn’t sure whether she’s imagining or not, so perfect for reading at this time of year.

Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollinsUk for my digital copy