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HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger PUBLISHER: Scribner RELEASE DATE: 29 September 2009 FORMAT: Paperback, 402 pages GENRE: Paranormal, Ghost Story Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London. When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister….

Helen Dunmore - The Greatcoat

Title: The Greatcoat Author: Helen Dunmore Publisher: Hammer Books Publication Date: Feb 2012 Format: ARC, 208 pages Genre: Horror, Ghost, Romance Source: Review copy from publisher Reviewed by Carolyn Amazon UK / The Book Depository SUMMARY: In the summer of 1954, newly wed Isabel Carey arrives in a Yorkshire town with her husband Philip. As a GP he spends much of his time working, while Isabel tries hard to adjust to the realities of married life. Life is not easy: she feels out-of-place and constantly judged by the people around her, so…

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill Penguin (1984, first pub. 1983) | Paperback, 139 pages Horror | Ghost Story I first read The Woman in Black back in 1990 – I loved it then and I still love it now. I re-read it especially for my All Hallows Eve event and I’m so pleased I revisited this amazing book. The eeriness of the story is combined with delicious descriptive prose. This is what I love about Hills’ writing. She’s able to describe the world surrounding her characters…

Cathy Brett - Scarlett Dedd

Title: Scarlett Dedd Author: Cathy Brett Publisher: Headline PublicationDate: July 2010 Paperback: 270 pages Genre: Horror, Ghosts Young Adult RATING: 7/10 – very good BOOK COVER SUMMARY: Scarlett would kill for a kiss fromt he boy she’s crushing on but her life has just taken a dramatic turn for the worse and now it’s not just her romantic plans that are festering – even her friends are acting like she doesn’t exist… Left in limbo, bored to death and fearing her friendless state is terminal, an ominous idea pops into…

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