Release Date: October 31, 2019 ~ Genre: Historical Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Paranormal, Mystery.
Some houses are never at peace.
Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick – but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion.
Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella – sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs – and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house.
Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick’s dark and terrible secrets – secrets the dead whisper from the other side…
In the classic tradition of The Woman in Black, Anita Frank weaves a spell-binding debut of family tragedy, loss and redemption.
Secrets keep you sick. I hear this said often to and by my patients. The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank demonstrates the truth of the above statement in the most chilling of ways.
I’m not going to get into spoilers but I loved the ominous tone of this book and the bravery displayed by our main protagonist, Stella. Stella is determined and loyal, and exhibited a persistence not often associated with women in the early 1900s. I loved her for her tenacity in the face of so may obstacles.
The pacing of this book is steady until the end when it picks up and you fly through. I didn’t feel it dragged at all. I just kept wanting to turn the pages.
The creep factor is real in this book and there were several times I had to put this book away rather than continue reading through the night, otherwise, I felt I’d never fall asleep. I love a little spookiness and it never got too scary or horrific. The plot points felt purposeful and added a little more to the mystery.
I do love a good historical fiction and throw a little ghostiness in with a mystery and I’m in heaven! Overall, highly recommend!