The year is 1841 and Grayson Sherbrooke, a popular author of gothic paranormal mysteries, lives on the coast of Northern England with his 4-year-old-son, Pip. He's asked by a neighboring little girl, P.C., to come to Wolffe Hall because something terrible is threatening her and her mother. She's come to Grayson because she's confused him with his fictional hero, Thomas Straithmore, who overcomes all obstacles and always triumphs over otherworldly evil. Thus, to her mind, Thomas is the only one to save them. She describes the house shaking with terrifying tremors and a huge black hole she calls the Abyss appearing in the entrance hall. She also knows the menace involves her great grandfather, known as The Great. He's obsessed with collecting and returning the famous Waterloo medals to the soldiers of the great battle of 1815, but he refuses to tell anyone why he's doing it. Grayson is soon embroiled in a mystery involving a wrongful death on the battlefield at Waterloo and a paranormal force that threatens the very lives of those living in Wolffe Hall.
©2015 Catherine Coulter. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I'm sorry, but I found this story stupid, that sounds harsh, but I can't think of any other word for it.
The premises is okay, but too many unnecessary things are going on!
The narration is good.
Written like a Gothic novel with paranormal activity, taking place in 1841. A short story about an author who writes Gothic paranormal novels under his pen name and helps a family next door solve the paranormal activity taking place in their home which stems back to the battle of Waterloo.....written with tons of wit from the children in the story, who make you want to laugh. enjoyable on Audible but get it from your library or hoopla . Don't waste your money on the purchase. story lacks the romance in a true Gothic novel...or is just too short and just elaborates on the possibilities. wish it would have been longer and kind of added more to the end instead of cutting it off. Felt let down,. and because it was too short the story takes place in less than a week.
example- daughter of the great one, on the day she meets the author, that night or the night after (can't remember which), she shows up at his house in her night clothes frightened by another episode of paranormal activity ...too short and really would that really happened in 1841, no chaperon? It was the Victorian era???? It was rushed, like the author was in a rush to finish it at the end... didn't get a complete end or more time to the ending. Love C. Coulter's FBI series and other books.
I wish she would write another book to complete this book.
A very short introduction I hope to many more adventures with P C, Barnaby and Pip. And maybe a romance for Sherbrooke ...
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