Langlands House is haunted, but not by the ghost you think.
Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. For her own safety, she hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. Visitors are few and far between - everyone knows that Langlands House is haunted.
One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone. Then Tom McAllister arrives - good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart.
As Tom and Augusta become ever closer, they must face the question: is love enough to overcome the ghosts of the past?
In the end, Langlands House and its inhabitants hold more secrets than they did in the beginning...
"Highly propulsive, incredibly seductive. A masterclass in how to develop intrigue and heighten tension. I loved it." CJ Skuse, author of SWEETPEA
Reviews from Amazon.
I found this book very difficult to put down. The build up in tension feels like a crescendo from the first page. The setting is creepy but the descriptions of it beautifully controlled and there are a number of spooky patterns in the story as well, illustrating the expertise of the plotting of the novel. Not all our questions are answered, quite deliberately, but I loved the fact that at the end, the reader knows a little more than some of the characters and therefore the story has a depth and authenticity which gives the impression it goes on when we leave the final page. Helen Grant always manages to give a real sense of place in her writing and this latest tale is no exception. Highly recommended!
Excellently written, satisfyingly disturbing plot twists and not everything gets answered which leaves so much for the reader to decide for themselves. Definitely read.
Want to know what Harry Potter would really have been like after a lifetime after a life time of being kept under the stairs? Meet Augusta, clueless in the ways of the modern world, out of step with everyone around her and slightly mad. Helen Grant has written a book that gives a clever twist on the traditional ghost story, takes a knife to teenage romance genre and lets Miss Haversham loose in the 21st century. Loved it!