Hidden Company Sarah England

 

 

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1893, and nineteen year old Flora George is admitted to a remote asylum with no idea why she is there, what happened to her child, or how her wealthy family could have abandoned her to such a fate. However, within a short space of time it becomes apparent she must save herself from something far worse than that of a harsh regime.

2018, and forty-one year old Isobel Lee moves into the gatehouse of what was once the old asylum. A reluctant medium, it is with dismay she realises there is a terrible secret here – one desperate to be heard. Angry and upset, Isobel baulks at what she must now face. But with the help of local dark arts practitioner, Branwen, face it she must.

This is a dark story of human cruelty, folklore and superstition. But the human spirit can and will prevail…unless of course, the wrath of the fae is incited…

 

My review 

It’s 1893 and Flora George is a pitiful sad creature, locked in an asylum and at the mercy of the staff and Doctor Fox-Whately, who are quite cruel and sadistic to all the poor inmates.

In the present day Isobel has rented the gatehouse, to what was the old asylum in order to come to terms with her ‘gift’ and it is she and the events of the past that turn this novel into a  creepy and disturbing read.

Isobel does not endear herself to the residents of the small Welsh village and she finds herself running into danger at every turn. Just what are the secrets these folk are trying to keep hidden??

The Victorian setting is brilliantly set and the cast of characters are superbly portrayed.

If I have one niggle..it’s that I really didn’t like Branwen,  she is quite harsh and I didn’t like her language, I felt she should have been portrayed as a little more spiritual. That said this is a riveting read.

I love a good scare and along with the final outcome this is a novel that provokes quite a few emotions. It is spine chillingly and deeply upsetting at times.

The author has a good knack of story telling and I was completely gripped, I really enjoyed my reading time.

Perfect for horror fans with a twist that was quite unexpected. I love the explanation at the end.

4/5

 

@SarahEngland16 

 

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