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The Seance
The Seance | John Harwood
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A haunting tale of apparitions, a cursed manor house, and two generations of women determined to discover the truth, by the author of The Ghost Writer Sell the Hall unseen; burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt, if you will; but never live there . . . Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death, her father distant, her mother in perpetual mourning for Constances sister, the child she lost.Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constance takes her to a sance: perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave. But the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will blight her life. So begins The Sance, John Harwoods brilliant second novel, a gripping, dark mystery set in late-Victorian England. It is a world of apparitions, of disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail and black-hearted villainsand murder. For Constances bequest comes in two parts: a house and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared atWraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputation.Now the Hall belongs to Constance. And she must descend into the darkness at the heart of theWraxford Mystery to find the truth, even at the cost of her life.
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Jess861
The Seance | John Harwood
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Mehso-so

While the book is titled The Seance there is in fact very little when it comes to the paranormal. There are a few ghosts here and there but it is mainly a mystery set in the Victorian era. The characters and the story were well written. It was a beautiful Victorian Gothic setting that you could fall into. However, the story line just never ramped up like I thought it would. It was an ok read.

#VacationRead #Mystery #VictorianGothic #JustFinished

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Jess861
The Seance | John Harwood
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I'm just under 1/3 done reading the Seance. I'm hoping to get to finish it sometime later this week - but that really just depends on time. I don't dislike the book but I don't like it yet either. Hoping it picks up as I get further along in the read as it just seems to be an ok read as of right now.

#CurrentlyReading #Mystery #Paranormal #VictorianGothic

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RyleeMS
The Seance | John Harwood
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Reading outside my preferred genre for a change and really enjoying this book! About a third of the way through right now and would definitely recommend it.

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Jazz2
The Seance | John Harwood
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Pickpick

💚

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Bamazin
The Seance | John Harwood
Bailedbailed

Just boring and I have no interest in finishing it

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Bamazin
The Seance | John Harwood

Now reading... fingers crossed this gets me out of the slump

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Bamazin
The Seance | John Harwood
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Has anyone read this? It‘s sounds really good

Avanders Not yet.. but I love the author! (Erm... as an author. 😳😜) 1y
Bamazin 😉😉😆 @Avanders (edited) 1y
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E.gordon
The Seance | John Harwood
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What happens after I go into waterstones after an exam 😬

BookaholicNatty @E.gordon oh this made my day!!!! Literally after ever exam I treat myself to a stack of books!! Normally at the thrift store so I justify my purchase 😂😂 2y
E.gordon @BookaholicNatty I would go to a second hand bookstore normally too but the closest one is an hours drive away 😭 2y
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E.gordon
The Seance | John Harwood
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Picked this up looks really good

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StaceyKondla
The Seance | John Harwood
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Made an impulsive pit stop at Fair's Fair today and picked up these four used books

Linear Ive read the replacements. It wasnt bad. 2y
StaceyKondla @Linear - I'm glad to hear it was an ok read 😊 I thought the cover was deliciously creepy! 2y
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Kati15
The Seance | John Harwood
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Pickpick

This book to me was a really great dark gothic horror fiction book, that I thoroughly loved and enjoyed reading it!

#bookaddict, #bookaholic, #booknerdforlife, #bookoflitsy, #gothichorror, #bookgeek, #historcalfiction, #theseance

Full Review On Kati‘s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews
http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.com/2017/11/review-seance-by-john...

ferskner I really enjoy his books too. He makes the Gothic atmosphere perfect. 2y
Kati15 Yes I totally agree with you @ferskner 2y
Avanders I️ love the author! I️ have this book on the shelves, but haven‘t yet gotten to it! 2y
Kati15 It really was an amazing book I absolutely and thoroughly loved and enjoyed this book so much. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. @Avanders 2y
FlowerFairy Read this one quite some time ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it! 2y
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Spooky87
The Seance | John Harwood
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Sweettartlaura
The Seance | John Harwood
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Catching up on reviews...

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Sweettartlaura
The Seance | John Harwood
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Overall more of a So-so. But for when you're looking for something like this, it turned out pretty good. The story is told through journal entries, letters, & includes a genealogy chart - this rings lots of my bells 😊 If you want to sit with a story set in the ruins of an estate at the turn of the 20th century, you'll be happy with this pick📚

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Sweettartlaura
The Seance | John Harwood
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I've been so busy this month that my spooky reading has been scarce 😢. I'm trying to sneak in 2 more. This one was slow going at first. But the haunted house bequeathed by an unknown relative just came on the scene 😱. So this one might get done tonight.
#scaretober

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bookishbunny
The Seance | John Harwood
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Book 3 of Booktubeathon (challenge: read a book only after sunset). Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me (I've been having a good reading month!) Gothic mystery, Victorian era, spiritualism and seances, murder, family drama and a creepy old house - what's not to love?

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