Book, Mystery, Paranormal

Die For Love by Ellen Read

Karen’s Magic Review

This was an excellent creepy story. There were times when I wondered how plausible it was. Would you visit a haunted house when you were told you would die?

William was under the spell of Rose who he didn’t believe was a ghost, just as his ancestor Edward did before him. Only he never returned which was why William felt he needed to solve the mystery.

The story switched between 1935 and present day, and very cleverly done by the author. I found myself absorbed, even though at times I questioned whether William really would do what it did.

There again, I believe anything I read, whether I agree with it or not because book characters usually have their own will, and do stupid things. He certainly did. But that said, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Die For Love was positively scary, it pulled no punches in eeriness. I would recommend it.

Description

What happened to Edward Wallingford? His great-great nephew William is determined to find out.

England 1935. 
Edward Wallingford, an artist, is on a solitary walking tour of the West Country. To recuperate from pneumonia, he wants to walk, paint and enjoy the countryside. When he stops at Claeg, a village in Dorset, he visits Marston Castle on the outskirts of the town. He becomes fascinated by Rose Marston who, with her two sisters, owns and lives in their family’s castle.

England Present Day. 
William Wallingford has always heard tales of his great-great uncle Edward who disappeared on his walking tour in 1935. When Will’s mother discovers a letter written in Edward’s hand telling his family that he was in Claeg and intended staying at the castle, both Will and his mother are intrigued.

William, a professional photographer, has some free time between assignments, and determines to discover what happened to Uncle Edward. Why, when he went missing, could no one find any trace of him?

Will travels to Claeg and stays at the Clay Cutters Arms where he meets the owners, Natalie Pickering and her father.

Will soon hears local rumours that young men visiting Claeg disappear from time to time.

With Natalie’s help, Will meets a local witch, uncovers an unbelievable truth and nearly dies for love.

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