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The Ghost of Ravenswood Hall by H B Diaz
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The Ghost of Ravenswood Hall (edition 2024)

by H B Diaz (Author)

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Eventually the past must give up its dead.When William Garrett's estranged father dies under mysterious circumstances-and makes a heinous accusation against him-Will must journey to a place that has haunted him since childhood, a place he vowed never to return: Ravenswood Hall. But memories of the past are the least of Will's troubles. Stories of murder and witchcraft hinder Will's efforts to settle the estate and clear his name, and at the heart of it all is a Spanish painter named Lenora Laveau. Now a fixture of the crumbling hall, she claims to have witnessed Will's father's leap from the widow's walk in the throes of lunacy. Rumors in town tell a darker tale, though-that she drove him to it. As Will falls under Lenora's spell and tragedy strikes those nearest to Ravenswood Hall, he becomes plagued by disembodied voices and visions of the dead. After encountering a spirit who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lenora, Will questions his sanity, believing that not even the talents of his beloved daughter Lottie, a spiritualist, can save him from following in his father's footsteps. But when Lottie attempts to communicate with the dead, Will must stave off the past-and Lenora's charms-or he'll risk losing his daughter and his mind.… (more)
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Title:The Ghost of Ravenswood Hall
Authors:H B Diaz (Author)
Info:Literary Wanderlust (2024), 300 pages
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This is a wonderful gothic, paranormal story in the great tradition of the best epistolary novels of the 19th century. Ravenswood Hall is haunted, (or the hallucinations of one man, set to inherit the Hall.)
In the grip of mysterious murders. Ghosts, real and not real, the reader is pulled into the lies, loves, unexplained phenomenon of the Hall. The author does such a wonderful job of creating suspense and consternation, that the pages fly by. Highly recommended. ( )
  pkg427 | Jun 11, 2024 |
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Yes this book creates suspend but for me the plot was not that surprising and no twists. Be great for people that havent read many of these gothic type horror mysteries. Author has a good style ( )
  Xengab | May 7, 2024 |
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Great gothic novel but it seemed as if every time I turned the page someone else had died. Very suspenseful with lots of plot twists and a somewhat unexpected ending.
  dmcsurdy | Apr 29, 2024 |
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Eventually the past must give up its dead.When William Garrett's estranged father dies under mysterious circumstances-and makes a heinous accusation against him-Will must journey to a place that has haunted him since childhood, a place he vowed never to return: Ravenswood Hall. But memories of the past are the least of Will's troubles. Stories of murder and witchcraft hinder Will's efforts to settle the estate and clear his name, and at the heart of it all is a Spanish painter named Lenora Laveau. Now a fixture of the crumbling hall, she claims to have witnessed Will's father's leap from the widow's walk in the throes of lunacy. Rumors in town tell a darker tale, though-that she drove him to it. As Will falls under Lenora's spell and tragedy strikes those nearest to Ravenswood Hall, he becomes plagued by disembodied voices and visions of the dead. After encountering a spirit who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lenora, Will questions his sanity, believing that not even the talents of his beloved daughter Lottie, a spiritualist, can save him from following in his father's footsteps. But when Lottie attempts to communicate with the dead, Will must stave off the past-and Lenora's charms-or he'll risk losing his daughter and his mind.

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