Welcome to my stop on the Lost Among the Living blog tour. This is such an amazing read and I'm so glad that I get to tell you a little more about the author and the book and of course my thoughts on it.
This is a must for all fans of historical reads and paranormal alike.
Published By: NAL
Release Date: April 5, 2016
England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to the family’s estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins…and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning…
All is not well at Wych Elm House. Dottie's husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls, and items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed, and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband’s darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever.
And then a familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House…
About the Author:
Simone St. James is the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.
I love it when a book can take me by surprise and before I know it, I'm completely immersed inside the pages.
Lost Among the Living was the perfect blend of genres. Historic with a slight touch of the paranormal and a dash of swoon worthy romance, it truly was a winner in its category.
With the right amount of mystery, creepiness, and a romance that left you longing for more, this book surprised me with how captivating it became as the story got darker and the lies and secrets thicker.
One that all lovers of the blend of genres alike, will love and when it is over, be left wanting more.
I'm so glad I took a chance on this one and tried it, I wasn't disappointed in the least with the beautiful writing and the story that slowly unfolded as the mystery was unraveled one secret at a time.
A must read for everyone.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review. An ARC copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*