The Fire Child

June 29, 2016

 

In my opinion...

 

Unsettling, dark & spooky- an unputdownable story set in beautiful but wild Cornwall, based around the fascinating history of the tin mines. If you enjoyed The Ice Twins, which I did, you will love the latest novel from SK Tremayne, as for me, it was an even better story.

 

This book has it all, a very strong storyline with a great setting in Cornwall, This was so well described that I could imagine the tin mines, and  believe the stories told about them, in fact I am now totally intrigued and interested to learn more.

 

Originally ,Rachel also seems to have it all; a new husband, a beautiful home, and a loving stepson,  but gradually there are hints which make the reader uneasy and suspect all is not right. This then develops into a  true psychological thriller that plays with your mind, first I believed one story, then changed my opinion. At times it was truly unsettling, dark and spooky, reading in bed at night, there were scenes that I could imagine so vividly ,  I felt chills down my spine-  the dating of each chapter brings a sense of unease , of time passing which also makes you want to race through to find out what is going to happen.

There are many twists right up to the end, which was also a surprise, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book

Thank you to www.lovereading.co.uk & Harper Collins for this ARC

 

Background blurb...

 

When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and Rachel’s perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – David’s previous wife. Is this Jamie’s way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought?As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie’s outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife’s untimely death, less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie’s words:‘You will be dead by Christmas.’

 

I was drinking...

 

 

Rattler cider from Healey's Cornish Cyder farm,where they mix 'apples and imagination to make delicious food and drink. ' The perfect accompaniment for this story!

http://thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My rating...

 

A spine tingling 5 glasses!

 

 

 

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