Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Haunting Of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish - review

The brilliant Catherine Cavendish is a frequent visitor to my blog. And rightly so because I just adore her books.

She's recently published "The Haunting of Henderson Close", an exciting, if spooky, novel set in Edinburgh.

Here's the blurb:

Ghosts have always walked there. Now they're not alone.

In the depths of Edinburgh, an evil presence is released.
Hannah and her colleagues are tour guides who lead their visitors along the spooky, derelict Henderson Close, thrilling them with tales of spectres and murder. For Hannah it is her dream job, but not for long. Who is the mysterious figure that disappears around a corner? What is happening in the old print shop? And who is the little girl with no face?
The legends of Henderson Close are becoming all too real. The Auld De'il is out - and even the spirits are afraid.

And here's my review

Whenever I pick up a book by Catherine Cavendish I know what to expect - a great story that'll keep me coming back for more, straightforward prose and characters so realistic, I can picture them perfectly - it's like putting your feet into cosy slippers. Except at least one of the slippers will have something horrible in it, like a cockroach or...a demon! The Haunting of Henderson Close is initially populated by everyday characters going about their business - this time as guides in haunted Edinburgh. With perfect timing, the story heats up with Hannah (the main character) regressing to nineteenth century Henderson Close and other guides - and even tourists - seeing supernatural beings, much to their horror. The plot rolls along effortlessly, keeping the reader enjoying Edinburgh before horrifying him/her with a glimpse of an awful demon. Cliffhangers kept me wondering if Miss Carmichael's murder was going to get solved and whether the main characters would survive it. As usual, this is a story perfectly told and a book well worth reading. Ms Cavendish never disappoints.

I'll say no more because Catherine is visiting this blog TOMORROW and will be telling us about the Knights Templar, the Da Vinci Code and Haunted Rosslyn Chapel. Hang onto your hats and come back tomorrow!

In the meantime here's where you can find Catherine:

See you tomorrow.

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