It's summer. Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold - taken from the buzz of London and her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance.
Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out - the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea. Against her better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other and about Winterfold than either of them really want to, uncovering frightening secrets that would be best left long forgotten.
Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow.
©2010 Marcus Sedgwick (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Cat lover heavy metal lady. Bolton, UK.
Creepy gothic drama
All of it is vivid and full of atmosphere! Couldnt mention particular scenes without giving things away. (In fact I dont know why Audible asks this question. People reading reviews usually haven't read the book yet so it would be spoilers!
Everything. Excellent narrator who put great personality into the characters, good voices, and dramatic emphasis at exactly the right points. Perfect for this book.
Not especially moved - more enthralled!
Just heartily recommended, for all ages over about 15, I'd say. I am 60 and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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