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Things that go bump (in the mind),
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This review is from: THE GLASS GUARDIAN (Kindle Edition)
Every single novel by this author, is different.
Their common denominator is perhaps the Isle of Skye and all the suffering, emotionally charged characters Gillard manages to create with such conviction.
The Glass Guardian is no exception.
Where better to host a ghost story than an old house on a remote Scottish island. This time, with the added isolation of a backdrop of snow, we are in deep ghost territory, and things that go bump in the mind. (I even held my breath a couple of times, but then I am scared of old wardrobes!) Not just a ghost story either, but an intriguing foray into the past, as Ruth discovers more and more of Aunt Janet's family history.
An early love interest-but not the only one- in the form of Tom, who is also battling his own demons and clearly adds to Ruth's problems as she struggles to come to terms with what is real and what may be imagined. Coming to terms with the future, is clearly not as simple as it sounds either, until the ghosts of the past are resolved... but then it all cleverly slots together in the grand finale.
All in all, a clever, unusual take on the paranormal; and who wouldn't love a guardian angel? Not a massive leap of faith to find the concept Gillard has woven into this, as totally believable.