"Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads." - Kirkus
"This poetic novel will seduce readers with its beautiful prose and lush, vivid descriptions of the Scotland shore." - RT Book Reviews
"Do you love romantic suspense? Do you ever feel nostalgic about the Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart books you read in your girlhood? Are you apt to re-read Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca once a year? If so, you will very likely enjoy Susanna Kearsley's fine new novel, The Shadowy Horses
. " - The Romance Reader
"So a smooth, descriptive style, characters who breathe on the page, attention paid to the details of the action and the characters' professions, a little humor, an intense growing love, a willingness on my part to believe the paranormal, they all lead to a great reading experience. " - Dear Author
"I look forward to reading it and collecting this author's back list" - Obsessed with Books
"If you'd like a book to put you in mind of the Mary Stewarts of yesteryear, but which has a poetic style and energy all its own, I recommend The Shadowy Horses
. Lass, I don't ken what more you could ask for.
" - All About Romance
"This was a fun enjoyable read, that sucked me on the first few pages. Easy to lose yourself in, and nicely paced. " - Jenny Loves to Read
"If you have read Kearsley's books before and enjoyed them, you will enjoy this one as well. It is an entertaining book that I had a hard time putting down. For those who have not read a book by Susanna Kearsley yet, I highly recommend starting with this one, it is a great book!
" - The Book Garden
"The last 30 pages were intense, heartbreaking, and wonderfully satisfying; I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion.
" - Luxury Reading
"This one is going in my keeper pile " - Burton Book Review
From the Inside Flap
Verity Grey has never been a woman who recoils from a challenge. But when she is invited to a windy coastal town in Scotland to work on an archaeological dig, she wonders if she has stepped over the line.
It's not the ancient Roman history that intimidates Verity--even when that history takes the ghostly form of a slain Roman sentinel--it's her co-worker David Fortune, who frustrates her with his remoteness.
As the group of archaeologists strives to uncover the truth of the mysterious Roman campsite, science must contend with the paranormal. The ghost's appearances become more urgent and more chilling until Verity can no longer deny its message--someone is in great danger. Could the deadly warning be for her or for David? Somehow they'll have to communicate with each other, which is proving to be the biggest hurdle they face at the dig site...
The wild Scottish landscape is a perfect backdrop for intrigue, as Verity learns that outside the scientists laboratory the shadowy horses of history carry messages from the past.
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