Sunday, 30 May 2021

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

 It's a long time since I read an actual book! I love my kindle and even like reading on my phone. But it is nice now and then to hold a paper version. This book was a gift, as it had my last name in the title: Lockwood. Also the reader hails from Edinburgh. So plenty to endear me to the writer and the book. It was fine, but somewhat oldfashioned. But if you love books like Rebecca and Jane Eyre this one is for you. I give it a 3.5 

Click on the picture to take you to Amazon

A decent British suspense story in the vein of daphné du Maurier, set in war time England. The stuffed animals evacuated from the British museum and the large old manor all add to the ghostly setting.
Hetty is our fish out of water heroine, dealing with an authoritarian Lord Lockwood, his fragile daughter and, well things that disappear and move in the night. It all felt somewhat old fashioned, even though there was a lesbian story plot. If you've never read Rebecca or Jane Eyre you will love this book, I thought it was well written but nothing new or surprising.

No comments:

Post a Comment