from description: Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die.
There is definitely an Agatha Christie vibe to this one. I thought it was fun--a little old-fashioned, but in a way that seemed appropriate to the time period.
An old abbey converted centuries ago to a family home; a winter storm that cuts the inhabitants off from help; seances, spiritualists, and espionage. :)
Read in June. Blog review scheduled for 9/18/19.
Historical Mystery. Oct. 1, 2019. Print length: 384 pages
--------- I've just started John Connolly's new Charlie Parker installment, A Book of Bones. Anyone interested a mix of horror and thriller can look to the Charlie Parker series to provide a battle of good vs evil, supernatural, and suspense. In 2014, I read The Wolf in Winter for an R.I.P challenge, and it is a good place to start if you want a good PI, mystery, suspenseful, supernatural thriller. Intense creep factor, but great characters, plots, and writing.