I’d like to extend my great thanks to Emma Dowson for the invitation to join this blog tour – S.A Harris has written a really spooky read in Haverscroft published by Salt Publishing. Salt is one of UK’s foremost independent publishers.
Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2019
Kate Keeling leaves all she knows and moves to Haverscroft House in an attempt to salvage her marriage. Little does she realise, Haverscroft’s dark secrets will drive her to question her sanity, her husband and fatally engulf her family unless she can stop the past repeating itself. Can Kate keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft in time, even if it will end her marriage?
Haverscroft is a gripping and chilling dark tale, a modern ghost story that will keep you turning its pages late into the night.
The Author :
S. A. Harris won The Retreat West Crime Writer Competition in 2017, and was shortlisted for The Fresher Prize in 2018. Haverscroft is her debut novel, she is now writing her second, a supernatural tale set on the Suffolk coast. She is a family law solicitor and lives in Norwich with her husband and three children.
I was totally immersed in Haverscroft from the get-go, a dark and super atmospheric read, made all the better by the dark nights now setting in and the ghostly chill it can leave.
Mark Keeling has moved his wife to Haverscroft House, from London with their twins Tom & Sophie.
Nothing unusual there, a new family moving to the country, away from the stress of London life. Kates had a hard time recently and though Mark thought he was doing the right thing, he’s hardly ever there, he still working in London and leaving Kate to sort everything at Haverscroft, the kids, new school a new puppy, it’s tiring her out and she’s worried she’ll relapse. But it’s not just the move that’s unsettled Kate and the twins, its the house. That was a shadow wasnt it? Did you hear those voices, and there’s that tapping again.
Part of the deal to purchase the house was that the new owners, must-visit Mrs. Havers, she’s too old now to stay there and has no heirs. Will she tell Kate the truth? What is she hiding? She’s not the only one with secrets – Kate, Mark and his Mother are all keeping their own too.
Mark doesn’t believe there’s anything wrong with the house, and gets annoyed with Kate’s phone calls and cries for help – but will he change his mind now he knows the true history of the house and its previous tenants?
I think S.A Harris really manages to set the tone early on and leave the reader with no doubt that there is something in the house. Haverscoft is the perfect spooky read for Halloween, well any time – if you love a ghost story, this needs to come under your radar, and soon.
Haverscroft – Gripping, Atmospheric and chilling.
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