Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell

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A woman is dead. And a Corset is to blame.

Ruth is in prison for murder. But it is the way in which she causes people’s deaths that is chilling: the teenage seamstress says she does it all with a needle and some thread. Her dark thoughts and anger, she claims, are sewn into the clothes she makes. And people who wear her clothes soon meet their untimely end. Continue reading “Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell”

Ghosts, spirits and long-forgotten disappearances: The Forgotten Child, by Melissa Erin Jackson

 

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Riley Thomas has spent her life avoiding ghosts.

Having been through a traumatic experience involving a ghost toddler and a Ouija Board in the past, the last thing she wants is to mess with spirits ever again.

Which is why she didn’t want to go on that trip to the haunted farm.

And she should have stayed away.

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A desperate mother’s search: The Winter’s Child

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Her child is missing – and no one is looking for him anymore

It’s been five years since teenager Joel Harper went missing. No signs about what has happened to him have ever been uncovered.  But Susannah Harper firmly believes that her only child is still alive. So, when a fortune teller predicts that her child will come back to her on the night of next Christmas Eve, Susannah will start having eerie encounters. Maybe the fortune teller was not a con artist, after all. Continue reading “A desperate mother’s search: The Winter’s Child”

Horror and Gothic Mansions : Wildfell, by London Clarke

 

wildfellbibAnne Fleming wants to get as far away from her hometown as possible.

 

After a catastrophic experience with her ex boyfriend, she decides not to testify against him in court. Instead, she boards on a plane without telling anyone, and finds herself in London under a false name.

 

Desperately trying to get away from her own memories, Anne will feel well in the beginning. Having rent a room in a gothic mansion in northern London, she seems very fond of Bain, her striking Irish roommate. Continue reading “Horror and Gothic Mansions : Wildfell, by London Clarke”