A Place of Secrets – Rachel Hore

A Place of Secrets is a book that had me captivated from the very beginning. The characters are likeable and believable, and for that reason it made me want to know more about them and how their story was going to pan out. The involvement of an old house, library and a folly then made it all the more awesome, my geeky side loves that sort of thing!

The book tells the story of Jude, a young woman who used to have recurrent nightmares. Years later, she’s pretty much forgotten about them – until she has another one. Then she discovers her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream. This nighttime activity is the beginning of a seat-of-your-pants story about the past and family, with a ghostly element. There’s also a love interest thrown in, for good measure.

This book should be loved and cursed at the same time! Loved because it really was brilliant – you have be on the ball to keep track of all the characters and suss out how things pan out, but it’s worth it. Cursed because it was so blooming addictive that I ended up awake until some silly o clock in the morning because I was desperate to find out the ending!

Joking aside, though, this book from Rachel Hore is a captivating, sometimes spooky read. You may even get a tear in your eye, too. Recommended.

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