The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

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Synopsis

Some houses are never at peace.

England, 1917

Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick – but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion.

Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella – sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs – and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house.

Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick’s dark and terrible secrets – secrets the dead whisper from the other side…

In the classic tradition of The Woman in Black, Anita Frank weaves a spell-binding debut of family tragedy, loss and redemption.

My review

Thank you @harlequinaus and @HQstories for sending me a copy of The Lost Ones in exchange for my honest review.

The Lost Ones is an intriguing and mysterious novel. Stella has recently lost her fiancé to the horrors of war and her grief is raw. When she is asked by Hector, her brother-in-law to join her sister Madeleine at his mother’s home she accepts. Madeleine is preganant and in need of her sister’s support. The relationship between sisters is lovely and I enjoyed reading about their lives. Both women have experienced loss in their lives that will stay with them forever.

Greyswick house is an old mansion that has its own story to tell. The sisters soon start to hear sounds that have them questioning the spirit world. The characters are interesting in that each has a past that I wanted to know more about as the narrative progressed.

For a debut novel, this story has intruige and the descriptions were vivid. Anita Frank kept me interested until the very end.

A hauntingly beautiful novel that explores the topics of the afterlife and the spirit world.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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