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House of Shadows (House of Shadows, 1) (urspr publ 2016; utgåvan 2020)

av Darcy Coates (Författare)

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Sophie's world is shattered when disaster bankrupts her family. She's still reeling from the news when she's offered an unexpected solution: Mr Argenton, a wealthy stranger, asks for her hand in marriage. Marrying Mr Argenton will restore her family's fortunes and save them from scandal, but condemns Sophie to a life in Northwood, a vast and unnaturally dark mansion situated hours from civilisation. Sophie struggles to adjust to her new position as mistress over the desolate house. Mr Argenton's relatives are cold, and Mr Argenton himself is keeping secrets. Even worse, the house is more than it seems. Mr Argenton's young cousin, Elise, draws terrifying images. Doors slam. Inhuman figures slink through the forest surrounding the house. A piano plays in the middle of the night. Blood drips from the ceilings. Sophie is inevitably pulled towards the terrifying truth: Northwood's ancient halls are haunted by the family's long-dead ancestors. The malevolent spirits-produced by grisly deaths-resent her intrusion into their home. Trapped in Northwood and desperate for an escape, Sophie's fate is further complicated as she finds herself irrevocably drawn to the tall, dark-eyed man she married. She suspects her feelings are returned, but Mr Argenton is hiding the truth about the house-and his secrets are so dangerous that they might just be unforgivable.… (mer)
Medlem:Mahnogard
Titel:House of Shadows (House of Shadows, 1)
Författare:Darcy Coates (Författare)
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2020), 272 pages
Samlingar:Read
Betyg:*****
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Her husband is being secretive but there's something wrong with the house! So creepy. I loved it! Must read part 2. ( )
  Headinherbooks_27 | Sep 15, 2018 |
I was given this book in return for an honest review and was amazed and so caught up in the story that I never noticed the genre I never liked reading! Sophie Hemlock attended a play escorted by her uncle and was admiring the ladies in all their silks and feathers, but one man stood heads taller and she was captured by his looks and dark eyes. When he caught her staring at him she blushed and looked away, but the next moment he stood behind her. Once her uncle introduced them. he stated that he had business with her father and intended to come at three the next day, but Sophie intended to not be there but her plans were foiled when he'd come earlier than expected....

Joseph Argenton had a plan and he took advantage when he Mr.Hemlock was almost penniless due to an unfortunate ship wreck. He needed a wife and agreed to saving Sophie's family if she'd marry him. Unknown to Sophie there is a sinister being in Northwoods that traps the family into never leaving for long. ( )
  Linda.Bass | Oct 30, 2015 |
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Sophie's world is shattered when disaster bankrupts her family. She's still reeling from the news when she's offered an unexpected solution: Mr Argenton, a wealthy stranger, asks for her hand in marriage. Marrying Mr Argenton will restore her family's fortunes and save them from scandal, but condemns Sophie to a life in Northwood, a vast and unnaturally dark mansion situated hours from civilisation. Sophie struggles to adjust to her new position as mistress over the desolate house. Mr Argenton's relatives are cold, and Mr Argenton himself is keeping secrets. Even worse, the house is more than it seems. Mr Argenton's young cousin, Elise, draws terrifying images. Doors slam. Inhuman figures slink through the forest surrounding the house. A piano plays in the middle of the night. Blood drips from the ceilings. Sophie is inevitably pulled towards the terrifying truth: Northwood's ancient halls are haunted by the family's long-dead ancestors. The malevolent spirits-produced by grisly deaths-resent her intrusion into their home. Trapped in Northwood and desperate for an escape, Sophie's fate is further complicated as she finds herself irrevocably drawn to the tall, dark-eyed man she married. She suspects her feelings are returned, but Mr Argenton is hiding the truth about the house-and his secrets are so dangerous that they might just be unforgivable.

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