Swerling, best known for her City of Dreams quartet, adds a paranormal dimension to her latest novel, interweaving narratives set in contemporary and Tudor London. Commissioned by the Shalom Foundation to unearth some ancient artifacts from the Holy Land, recovering alcoholic and architectural historian Annie Kendall arrives in London determined to resurrect more than her career. After subletting a flat in Bristol House, Annie begins receiving disturbing visits by the ghost of a Carthusian monk. Initially fearing that she is hallucinating, she eventually joins forces with investigative reporter Geoffrey Harris—who coincidentally looks just like the ghost—and together they attempt to solve a present-day mystery that is firmly rooted in the past. Elements of romance, religious mythology, cultism, and the supernatural abound as this genre-blending thriller stretches back and forth through time to a suitably dramatic denouement. --Margaret Flanagan
Praise for Bristol House
“An intricately woven plot with voices from the past give Swerling’s latest historical thriller an otherworldly aura.”
“Swerling adds a paranormal dimension to her latest novel, interweaving narratives set in contemporary and Tudor London. . . . Elements of romance, religious mythology, cultism, and the supernatural abound as this genre-blending thriller stretches back and forth through time to a suitably dramatic denouement.”
Pretty much chick lit but some fairly good plot twists and a smattering of medieval history. A little heavy on the aa.Published 13 days ago by Mark C. Oboyle
Such a great read, lots of history, great characters and hope there is more to come. Could not put down and that is my idea of a great book.Published 6 months ago by wintergirl
For the most part, this story itself was entertaining once I got past the slow beginning, but there were too many things about this book that bothered me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sea Laughing
There’s history. There’s mystery. There’s romance.
Bristol House by Beverley Swerling is complex and rich. Read more
Not great, not horrible. Too detailed in history and building that web made it long and confusing in some parts.Published 9 months ago by Tasha L. Frisinger
I thoroughly enjoyed Bristol House! The painstaking and meticulous development of both the plot and characters enabled me to accept as credible what would otherwise be an... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark H.
The concept, that is. Though sometimes I became a little confused. Still Beverly Swerling novels now go on my wish to read list.