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The Lingering

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2000s: The English Fens seems a lovely place to live…right?

  • ISBN: 978-1912374533
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural

What you need to know before your trail

Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.

When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution…

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Cambridgeshire Fens

Cambridgeshire Fens

Rosalind House – Cambridgeshire Fens

Once an asylum and now a place of rest and relaxation. A time out from the world,and “a self-sufficient life of simple meals and soothing, repetitive manual activities”

There are rules and regulations as to who can be at this house and what is expected of them…required from them:

“Bring in the dark and live with the consequences”

“Always be kind. Always be truthful. This is a happy house, and all residents have been absolved of their past wrongdoings. We must keep it this way, in order to remain in a a synergistic , loving environment. When someone does wrong, they are not the only one affected. Protect this house and the wider environs by BEING GOOD, always”

The following things are not advised the list says : mobile phones, illegal drugs regular contact with friends to name but three…

Everyone at the house is called “the family”

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

Oh my dear goodness. Susi what are you doing to me?

This was good. Creepy and disturbing in equal measure. I’ve really enjoyed her other books but this takes things to a new level for me. I need to think about this some more.I feel somewhat unsettled (in a good way) It’s been percolating in my brain ever since.

It’s deliciously gothic, supernatural whilst focusing on a dark relationship with an added coercive edge. The mix of gothic gives it a historical feel whilst the relationship side adds the present day storyline. The supernatural veil lingers over both. Both are haunting

The premise sets the scene as a couple have given up their lifes to move into a

self-sufficient commune deep in the Fens. Why would you do that? Well, those secrets from their past and on the road behind them as they make their way to their new home…

Talking of which… Rosalind House…..previously a psychiatric hospital. None of the locals are happy that the place is now in use once again. Wait until the inmates, I mean the new inhabitants find out…

The only location to think about is THAT house in the middle of THOSE fens.

Ironically the author’s surname is Holliday – you won’t be getting much of a rest here! But it’s a holiday you’ll never forget!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Lingering

Destination : Cambridgeshire Fens Author/Guide: SJI Holiday  Departure Time: 2000s

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