Monday, November 5, 2012

The Dark Water

The Dark Water
By
Helen Moorhouse

Helen Moorhouse is fast becoming one of my absolute favourite authors, having spooked the living daylights out of me last May (2011) with The Dead Summer she has returned on top form with another shiver-fest in The Dark Water.  The new book continues the story of Martha Armstrong who is now living in Edinburgh with her new partner Will. I was so excited to learn that Scotland was the setting for this new adventure and Helen gets the gothic, romantic, misty atmosphere exactly right. Gabriel McKenzie; psychic medium and now television star needs Will and Martha’s help because something or someone is haunting him. Despite a rift between old friends; Will and Gabriel, all three must unite to investigate a ghostly presence at the beautiful but remote Dubhglas Castle. However whatever is haunting the beautiful old castle does not want to go quietly and threatens them all. The novel builds to a thrilling atmospheric climax which will have you cowering under the covers. Helen is a fantastically talented author and I would recommend her if you enjoy being scared out of your wits while also following the tale of some incredibly realistic and sometimes frightening characters. If you enjoyed Celine Kiernan’s Into the Grey or Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black then this is for you.

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