And if that wasn’t enough, enter the final knockout punch. This tale is inspired by the real story of Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado, which has been shrouded in mystery since it was abandoned in 1900, soon after it was built by a reclusive French priest.
At its heart, this is a ghost story and a tale about a little girl—Adrienne Beauvier—who is the apple of her grand-père’s eye. Ultimately, it’s about how Adrienne’s discovery of her own clairvoyance threatens to destroy her aristocratic family.
A throwback to classic gothic tales such as Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca or Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, Hall’s retelling of Miramont’s history is the perfect book to immerse yourself in. Light a fire, grab a blanket and a cup of tea, and prepare to escape into this dark and chilling read, where the pages almost turn themselves.
- Danielle Marshall, Editor