Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Whispers-Rosie Goodwin

The old manor house has stood empty for years, left to rot since the last master of the Fenton family died. Until Jess Beddows steps inside and feels she has come home. Against her family's wishes she buys the house, promising to bring it back to life.

In an attic room, untouched for a century or more, she finds a journal. It holds the heartbreaking tale of Martha and of the cruel, entangled lives of the house's servants and masters nearly two hundred years before.  As Jess is drawn into their tragedy, the whispers begin. Before long everything she loves will be threatened by violent emotion and long-kept secrets. 
Can she survive the echoes from the past?

Published By: Headline - Fiction
Year: 2011 Paperback
Pages: 388
ISBN: 978-0-7553-5394-1


Jess Beddows is left a substantial amount of money by her grandmother which enables her to buy the house that she is hoping will turn out to be the house of her dreams.  Whilst exploring the attic rooms, which would have been the servants quarters years ago, she discovers a journal written by a young servant girl.  The journal tells of the cruelty and abuse the young servant girls endured at the hand of the master of the house and how one young girls plans to put an end to the masters rein of terror. The spirit of the young servant girl remains in the house and cannot rest  as evil returns to live under the roof of the manor house, she must make Jess understand the danger within before it is too late.  


I've not read anything by Rosie Goodwin before but I found 'Whispers' not a gripping tale but good content and an easy read and I would certainly not be put off reading other works by this author. 

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