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A haunting tale of evil and dark secrets in Jamaica Inn
on 21 October 2014
It's been years since I read this book so i picked it up once again to reread it with the motivation being the fact that I will be visiting Jamaica Inn in Cornwall sometime soon so I wanted to refresh my memory.
The story is about a young orphan , Mary Yeller who comes to live with her aunt following the death of her parents. When she arrives at the inn she sees her aunt is a shadow of her former self. Although Mary doesn't like it at the Inn she doesn't want to leave her aunt on her own. As Mary uncovers secrets and the evil lurking in the inn which is only frequented by criminals and not any respectable citizen, she gets drawn into some dangerous situations and finds the truth is even darker then initially anticipated which when discovered changes her forever. Along the way she meets Jem, her Uncle's horse thieving brother who forms the main love interest although there isn't a romantic bone in his body :) and also the mysterious albino Vicar Francis Davey.
A haunting tale of an evil and brooding inn landlord up to no good amongst the backdrop of the forbidding moors.
Lovely book, makes me want to visit Cornwall more then ever.