𝐁𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨
The Blackhouse is my second of Carole Johnstone’s mysteries, and once again she has managed to unnerve me. The atmosphere of an isolated Scottish island and a woman struggling with mental illness and visions all set a gothic tone.
Maggie MacKay was only five when she claimed a man was murdered on the Isle of Kilmeray. It grabbed a lot of attention, but how would Maggie know such a thing, as she had never been to the island?
Robert Reid moves his family to the small community of Kilmeray hoping to farm the land and for peace. But thoughts and memories of some past misdeed haunt him.
Now, as an adult, Maggie has come to Kilmeray determined to get to the truth, but the truth goes far deeper than she imagined.
The setting alone is enough to send a few shivers up your spine: a remote island in the chilly Atlantic, with a very tight-knit community that is keeping some dreadfully dark secrets. Although the pace is unhurried, I found the elements of mental health, possible reincarnation, and locals-gone-rogue to be very interesting. Plus Maggie was a character that I found myself rooting for.
🎧If you want the full atmospheric experience, grab the audiobook, the narrator has a great accent!
Thank you @simon.audio for the complimentary audiobook and @bookclubfavorites for a gifted book.
😴 𝙳𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚜? 𝙰𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚒𝚗 𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚛?
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Thank you so, so much for this wonderful review and for listening to The Blackhouse! I really appreciate it, and I love your photo!
All best wishes,
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