So all in all this was a good read, a strong 3 stars.
takes place on a small island, Cathair Mor near Mull in Scotland,
where a woman is told to stay put while the police search for her
husband who had attacked her and left her for dead. Its thought that he
would never return to his birthplace and that Cathair Mor would be the
safest place for Judith and her son Paul to "hide ".
strange things keep happening Judith starts questioning her own sanity
and is also left to wonder whether she is really alone afterall...
Maybury is fantastic at describing a setting (almost as good as Janet
Caird which is saying something). Cathair Mor feels REAL and the people
But the book didn't GRIP me. I could put it down
without thinking the characters might go and do something without me.
There's suspense but its not 'edge of your seat ' and I never got too
worried..kind of a "cozy Gothic " if I can coin a new phrase.
SEX : None
VIOLENCE : Mild
PROFANITY : Mild
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS : some fairy tales mentioned. Two characters claim to have the "sight ". (common enough in Scotland)
MY RATING : G