Cracking Spooky Read, Especially in Winter,
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This review is from: Sparrowhawk (a victorian ghost story) (Kindle Edition)
I read this a couple of weeks before Christmas, which gave me an extra layer of empathy with the protagonist, a military hero unable to cope with civilian life, who spends much of his time knee deep in snow and more afraid than he is willing to admit.
Several times I thought I knew where it was going, only to be skilfully headed off down another track - often at a gallop.
I did find the protagonist's choice of horse strange, given the need for anonymity, but the rest of the book was so impeccably researched, I wonder if piebalds (black and white pattern) were a cheaper and less remarkable mount for an ordinary man in Victorian times. I also wondered how he managed to gallop through icy streets without the horse, on iron shoes, losing its footing.
Those small caveat aside, the story had me gripped and left a sigh of satisfaction at an ending I had not managed to work out.