Sensing the presence of supernatural evil in the house, she calls upon a spiritualist to combat the threats she sees to her life and child, and becomes distraught as her domestic life deteriorates into disorder and perceived danger. But is Constance right?
In four sections, each taking a different character's point of view, Angelica proceeds to weave a tapestry of parallel and sometimes conflicting interpretations of the lives of Constance, Anne Montague, the spiritualist in whom Constance places her deepest trust, Joseph, and, finally, Angelica. Nothing here is as it seems, but everything fits together beautifully and is vastly entertaining.
©2007 Arthur Philips; (P)2007 Recorded Books
The four-pronged approach to the story is genius. We are led down a merry path initially and we think we have all the answers...until the narrator switches. I was held spellbound by this tale of madness and ghosts.
I found it difficult to stop listening to this one. The mystery of what was really ahppening to poor Constance was addictive and kept me reading. Phillips unravels this story slowly building suspense, first Constance's story is told, then the psychic, her husband, and finally her daughter. If you think you'd enjoy a gothic, ghost story, you should give this one a try.
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