#BookReview: The Golden Key by Marian Womack @beekeepermadrid @TitanBooks @lydiagittins #TheGoldenKey #historical
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
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I want to thank Lydia from titanbooks.com for providing me with a copy of this book.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms.
Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens.
But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end...
An atmospheric historical tale that will give you the chills and make you want to don your detective hat and figure out the mystery.
It's 1901 and England has become fascinated with the afterworld. Séances, ghostly spirits, and haunting nightmares are commonplace and everyone is searching for answers from the other side. Lady Matthews is determined to uncover the truth about a past tragedy and hires someone with special qualities for the job. While at the same time, a young man with his own tragic past cannot stop the feeling that he is being haunted by a place; a place he isn't sure he has ever visited before, yet knows well.
I enjoyed THE GOLDEN KEY by Marian Womack but it definitely has an unusual flow to it which may not appeal to everyone. The characters are intriguing, never fully disclosing everything, and I enjoyed the tense and creepy tension that lingers on each page.
Overall, an enjoyable read.
Marian Womack is a bilingual writer, born in Andalusia and raised in the UK. She is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and the Creative Writing Masters at Cambridge University. She works for Cambridge University libraries, and her professional background is in academic libraries, having worked at Glasgow University Library and the Bodleian. Whilst living in Spain, Marian worked as a translator, desk editor, fiction publisher, and bookseller. She now lives in Cambridge, UK.
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Website - marianwomack.com
Twitter - twitter.com/beekeepermadrid
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