Format: E-Book, 252 pages
Publication: October 1, 2021 by Literary Wanderlust
Synopsis: Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?
In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.
For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.
When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.
As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.
I love books set in the 1920s, as well as books that give me a sort of gothic vibe from the cover or synopsis. This book has both, so I was excited to join this book tour! I did struggle with it a bit, but overall, it was an entertaining read!
I loved the setting. I’m a sucker for the 1910s-1920s, so this was perfect for me. The author’s descriptive style was on point as well, and it was easy to lose myself in the story. Her writing style was so engaging, and I’ll definitely read more books by her!
I think this book would be great for people who love both horror/thriller and romance, as there’s aspects of all three genres in it. While they aren’t graphic, there are some themes incorporated that may be triggering, though. Please be careful picking this one up; the content warnings are in the book!
Disclaimer: I received a gifted copy of this book via NetGalley and Rockstar Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
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E.J. Dawson both credits and blames her mother-by reading The Lord of the Rings aloud to E.J. twice-for her complete absorption with the world of fiction. Growing up in a haunted mansion sandwiched between an abandoned mine and an endless pine plantation should have been all the fuel E.J.’s imagination needed, but her parents filled her life with stories: about themselves, their lives, and the ones they had found through the pages of books.
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