Reviews for Blackened Cottage
Thanks to IoIage for his/her 5 star review:
Brilliant new author produces 1st class thriller
Written in an appealing and unusual style, of narrative combined with diary and letter entries, the author keeps you glued to the page. You follow the heroine as she is chased by a number of people. Then just as you think her ordeal is over it starts again and this time the terror is increased.
This psychological thriller grips you from the start, the twists and turns lead you to ponder is it a ghost story - how will it end - what will happen next, then as you journey with the main character the truth slowly dawns and is confirmed to reveal; the true horror the main character has already seen and the new ones she has to deal with.
As soon as I finished this book I started reading it again,(something I rarely do) it is very cleverly written and I can recommend it to anyone who loves a puzzle.
And this week I've had two reviews from KUF members. Thanks Barry and Dorte.
Poe gets a make-over
B J Burton - Author
Think of the coldly gripping Gothic horror of EAP; think of the excitement of a modern chase movie; now combine the two and you have a feel for Blackened Cottage. Images of blood and souls in torment abound as the stage is set in Victorian England. Questions kept forming as I tried to find a possible explanation for what was occurring. The questions kept coming as the book maintained its horror theme, but moved into an exciting chase thriller. Who are the real villains? Who is real and who is not? The author drops subtle clues along the way that the careful reader will pick up.
I developed a theory - and the author proved me right. But there was no time for self-congratulation as the story swept me off around more twists and turns until the chase concluded.
This is a very well plotted and very well written book that I strongly recommend - as long as you think your nerves can take the strain.
I don't read thrillers very often, but I was intrigued by the cover of "Blackened Cottage". And I wasn't disappointed as it was a real page-turner, set in the past.
A very promising debut with several unexpected twists. No spoilers - you'll have to read it yourself!
The only minus is that the tone of the diary by Charles Cutteridge was not quite as convincing to me as the rest.