Book Review – The House of Secrets by Terry Lynn Thomas #BookBlogger #AmReading

This was one heck of a different book, way different from what I normally read. Set in the 1940s, the story had an older Gothic era feel to it. Sarah Bennett could see ghosts after a fall and she was in love with Zeke. Offered a job by Dr. Geisler, she soon got embroiled in a mystery surrounding one of the residents of the hospital Minna.

This was book 2 in the series by Terry Lynn Thomas, and it had references to her past life and the drama it curtailed. But it was easy to follow. The story used old fashioned sleuthing with a ghost to give out vague pointers. The story was set against the backdrop of WWII with restricted rations and spies helping the war in their own way.

Sarah Bennett soon proved to be an independent undaunted woman determined to get to the truth. I liked her portrayal, but not her addiction to morphine drops. The story due to its setting had its own attraction yet niggled me. The plot and arc could have been better developed, the aura of mystery was lacking. Book 1 should be read to get a better feel of the characters.

This was a mind diverting read, it was light, breezy almost, and didn’t require a brain-strain.

Previously published as Weeping in the Wings in 2017

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher HQ Digital, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

All my reviews can be found here

Do you like to read books with an older era feel to it, but yet us not a historical fiction?

Sarah Bennett has two secrets: she sees ghosts, and she is in love with a spy. When Sarah takes a job with occult expert Dr Matthew Geisler, he promises to help her understand the sorrowful spirit that seems to have attached itself to her.

As Sarah struggles to cope with the ghostly presence, she runs into Zeke, the man who left her six months earlier and is recovering from injuries suffered in an alleged accident. But Zeke has secrets of his own, and when an attempt is made on Geisler’s life, Sarah finds herself caught in a struggle between the living and the dead.

Unsure who she can trust, Sarah must solve the mystery of the soul determined to haunt her, and save Dr Geisler and herself from an unknown threat.

Publication Date: 11th April 2019

Publisher: HQ Digital

36 thoughts on “Book Review – The House of Secrets by Terry Lynn Thomas #BookBlogger #AmReading

    1. I didn’t know it had an earlier book. I wanted a ghost story in a mystery, this had one so I had to read it… It was only later I realized it was set on 1940… It doesn’t have a great mystery ARC but it was still quite different and it had a slower pace, may not be very authentic in its portrayal of world War… But yet it was fun

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