The House on Vesper Sands

The House on Vesper Sands

?Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.? It is the winter of 1893, and in London the snow is falling. It is falling as Gideon Bliss seeks shelter in a Soho church, where he finds Angie Tatton lying before the altar. His one-time love is at death?s door, murmuring about brightness and black air, and about those she calls the Spiriters. In the morning she is gone. The ?Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.? It is the winter of 1893, and in London the sno...

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Title:The House on Vesper Sands
Author:Paraic O'Donnell
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The House on Vesper Sands
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The House on Vesper Sands Reviews

  • Laura
    Nov 09, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Blair
    Oct 21, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

  • Andy Weston
    Oct 26, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

  • Nancy Oakes
    Dec 07, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

  • Jo
    Dec 06, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

  • Carlie
    Nov 09, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Nov 28, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

  • Eleanor
    Nov 02, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

  • Guy Montgomery
    Nov 08, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Ruth
    Oct 15, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Chitralekha
    Nov 03, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Jae
    Dec 05, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

  • Alice
    Nov 18, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Christine Teanby
    Nov 05, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Quelp
    Nov 08, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Liz Barnsley
    Sep 15, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

  • Jules
    Nov 25, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Janet
    Nov 05, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Eilis O sullivan
    Sep 25, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Naomi
    Dec 07, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    Nov 09, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

  • Alice Castle
    Oct 28, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Helen Carolan
    Dec 01, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

  • 4cats
    Oct 24, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

  • Ajona
    Dec 05, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Nelly
    Nov 01, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Joan Batchelor
    Nov 12, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Ionarr
    Nov 25, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

  • jean langley
    Nov 08, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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  • Deirdre Goode
    Dec 05, 2018

    3.5 rounded to 4! Octavia is definitely a character you will not regret reading. I loved the atmosphere in the novel, it was like walking in the foggy streets of Victorian London. A Gothic mystery with supernatural elements and was a good tale, but somehow alongside the way my atten...

    I?m on a right reading roll at the moment and nothing has captured my imagination quite as much as The House On Vesper Sands. Brilliantly immersive, descriptively pitch perfect with a hugely dynamic set of characters, this is one of those books you devour in short order, living it a...

    The clocks have gone back and Halloween has passed ? now it's officially winter, I have a craving for historical fiction. The House on Vesper Sands is a Victorian pastiche with a mystery at its heart and touches of the macabre ? a bit like The Woman in Black spliced with a Dicken...

    My Rating ~ 4.5* 'Ladies and gentlemen, the darkness is complete.' Looking for something exciting? Looking for something dark and mysterious? Well look no further. The House on Vesper Sands is the latest novel from Paraic O? Donnell and is a perfectly pitched tale of suspe...

    O?Donnell?s plot is a somewhat dubious one, though his historical accuracy and the gothic athmosphere he creates are certainly enticing. In Victorian London a young man arrives searching for his guardian. Women disappear and fall mysteriously to their deaths. In his quest, the yo...

    When 2 genres collide, Victorian detective novel featuring the indomitable Inspector Cutter ably or maybe not so ably assisted by Gideon Bliss, they find themselves investigating an unusual case which involves missing young girls. However, as I've mentioned this isn't just a detective ...

    Blaaaaaah. Pushing a 2.5 but I don't like it nearly enough to round up. This was very nearly a did not finish, but I always read 50 pages before giving up on a book. By that time, I just about cared enough about what might happen to keep going (and also had no energy to choose some...

    Oh my goodness. I totally loved this one. Part Victorian mystery, part Gothic and part fantasy, this had me gripped from the start. Gideon Bliss arrives in London to spend time with his reverend uncle only to find he's disappeared. Talking shelter in a nearby church he comes upon his f...

    It's the late Victorian era and a seamstress is locked in a room in a lord's house to complete a project for him. She finds a way out and throws herself off the roof. Meanwhile, Gideon Bliss is seeking his missing uncle when he comes across a young woman he knows in a church who seems ...

    I have been more than a little bit under the weather all week, so last night due to brain fatigue, I set aside what I'm currently reading, picked up this book, and fell happily into the land of fluffy historical mystery with a definite supernatural edge. I'll make a real post about thi...

    (4.5) This is the book that The Wicked Cometh wanted to be. Young women are disappearing from London's East End, mostly orphans and servants that few, if any, will miss. A seamstress throws herself from the top of a lord's Mayfair townhouse; at the autopsy, a cryptic message is fo...

    I tried very hard to power through this book but when I found myself skipping whole pages I decided to call it a day. I was actually surprised to realise I was about halfway through. I generally love historical fiction but it felt so false and uncomfortable to read. The dialogue wa...

    An interesting story well told. I particularly enjoyed the sense of humour running through this book. ...

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