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The Fire Child

The Fire Child

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2000s: A Cornish wind blows no good…

  • ISBN: 978-0008105839
  • Genre: Psychological, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Rachel’s life changes for ever when she marries dark, handsome David. From the single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.

However Jamie’s behaviour soon starts to change. He starts making disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – David’s previous wife. Rachel is spooked by this and wonders if he’s trying to trick her or if in fact he’s disturbed.

she starts digging into his past but it’s what she finds out about her husband that scares her the most. He’s not exactly willing to talk about Jamie and least of all his ex-wife.

But it’s something Jamie says to her that really freezes her blood:

‘You will be dead by Christmas.’

Travel Guide

Cornish Mining Heritage

Geevor Mine: geevor.com

Levant Mine : nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine

 

This is not the side of Cornwall and the Cornwall mines featured in Poldark that’s for sure! There are several images dotted throughout the book which lends an eerie tone since the images are old and black and white.

The images in fact date from the 1890s so show the Cornish mines when they were in their prime. Cornwall had 4 really deep mines: Dolcoath, East Pool, Cook’s Kitchen and Blue Hills. Photographs of the mine and the time can be found in Royalcornwallmuseum

“The tunnels go under the sea. It’s a thought I can’t easily dismiss. The tunnels go under the sea. For a mile, or more.”

Morvellan is of course fictional but it’s symbolic of the landscape and the heritage here:

The ruins of Morvellan look obscurely sad, or oddly reproachful. It’s like there trying to tell me something, yet they cannot and will not. they are eloquently muted. The rough- house Atlantic makes all the noise, the booming waves riding the tides above the tunnels”

Booktrailer Review

Clare: @thebooktrailer

I loved the Ice Twins so was more than wanting to read this book. There’s just something about Cornwall and the Cornish mines that really grabbed my attention. It also got me thinking about Rebecca

How would I describe this in one word? Haunting.

This is a psychological thriller that really freaked me out as it grabbed so many chilling thoughts and settings and wove them all together in a whirl of tension, confusion, chaos, despair and OMG moments you won’t see coming.

The child in the book though. Jeepers. Not sure I would want to be around him for long. I don’t advise you to read this in bed otherwise you might start having visions. Or is that just me.

I just know I would not have acted like Rachel. Probably been on the first train out of there. Or more than likely an emergency helicopter.I mean how many signs does one woman need?

The fact that Rachel was adrift in more ways than one – her new home, her new life in Cornwall, the marriage and new family really ramped up the tension and made this a multilayered mystery.

Remember that clown in Stephen King’s IT? This book gave me that same feeling. Creepy.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Fire Child

Author/Guide: S K Tremayne  Destination: Cornwall  Departure Time: 2000s

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