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    {Review} THE BONE WEAVER’S ORCHARD, by Sarah Read

    THE BONE WEAVER'S ORCHARD by Sarah Read on February 1, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense Pages: 165 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon He's run away home. That's what they say every time one of Charley Winslow's friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It's just a tall tale. That's what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his…

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    {Review} BENIGHTED, by J.B. Priestly

    BENIGHTED by J.B. Priestly Published by Valancourt Books on July 3, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 164 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon 'Priestley is one of the finest and most popular storytellers of the last hundred years.' - Dame Margaret Drabble 'Abundant life flows through J.B. Priestley's books. He was the last of his kind.' - Stan Barstow 'J.B. Priestley is one of our literary icons of the 20th century. And it is time that we all became re-acquainted with his genius.' - Dame Judi Dench Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel are driving through the mountains of…

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    {Review} Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

    by Daphne, DuMaurier Published by Hachette Audio on Sept. 3, 2014 (Hatchette), originally published May 1938 Genres: Gothic Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.... The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy…

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    {Review} The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

    by Gaston Leroux Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on 1909 Genres: Gothic Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads First published in French as a serial in 1909, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a riveting story that revolves around the young, Swedish Christine DaaĆ©. Her father, a famous musician, dies, and she is raised in the Paris Opera House with his dying promise of a protective angel of music to guide her. After a time at the opera house, she begins hearing a voice, who eventually teaches her how to sing beautifully. All goes well until Christine's childhood friend Raoul comes to visit his parents, who are patrons of the opera,…