Book Review – The Haunting at Blackwood Hall

Book Review

The Haunting at Blackwood Hall by Barrymore Tebbs

Similar to Jane Eyre

Four Stars

Jane Eyre-ish

I’ve been on a ghost story kick lately. I’ve also been trying out books that are in some way similar to Jane Eyre. The Haunting at Blackwood Hall seemed to fit both of these criteria so I gave it a try. I’m very glad I did.

Governesses, ghosts, mansions on the moors… ahhhh just what I was looking for. Tebbs takes his time with the atmosphere giving the reader time to savor. If you are looking for a fast paced thriller, then this book is not for you.

Each character was presented with a clear and distinct personality. I loved the child, Alice. What a perfect addition to this spooky story.

*slight spoilers*

I took away one star for the up and down pacing. There were numerous climaxes. I wasn’t sure which were key scenes. Some story lines seemed random or incomplete – Bahktu and the reveal of Kent’s real personality. Huh? I needed more with those two.

* End spoilers*

I sure hope Barrymore Tebbs is writing more gothic tales. I will read them FOR SURE!

You can find it here – The Haunting and Blackwood Hall

 

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