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"They honoured their dead in Heptonclough",
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This review is from: Blood Harvest (Paperback)
This is the third book by this author - I'm not sure now why I picked up the first one, Sacrifice, but I'm glad I did! I was riveted and I don't think anyone got any sense out of me from the time I started reading it until I had finished it. The second book, Awakening, is stronger and more mature in the writing style - and the story is just as gripping. And I'm delighted to find that this third book is even better. I had to restrict myself to 50 pages a day just so I didn't sit and devour the whole book in one sitting - I really wanted to savour the mystery and drama and buildup in this book.
The story premise is around a house built on a property between two old churches, one medieval and one more modern in an English village on the moors. All seems idyllic until shortly after the new vicar arrives, when old mysteries seemingly begin to intertwine with new ones - who is the odd figure Tom believes he sees in the churchyard? What happened to Gillians' daughter in the house fire? And what's up with the odd rituals being undertaken in the village to celebrate harvests, All Souls Day etc. All is most definitely not as it seems.
A delicious juicy story well peopled and well written - the mix of drama, life, mystery, and the apparently supernatural are blended well and believably in this very maturely presented story. I cannot recommend this, and S J Bolton's earlier two books highly enough. And I'm glad to see another book coming in the next few months. Can't wait!