The Lost Ones by Anita Frank
Genres: Historical Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Fiction
Narrator: Olivia Dowd
Length: 10 hours 40 minutes
Publication Date: 31st October 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“Some houses are never at peace.
Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick – but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion.
Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella – sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs – and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house.
Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick’s dark and terrible secrets – secrets the dead whisper from the other side…”
My Thoughts & Review
I didn’t really know much about this book before downloading the audiobook, but I had seen it around social media so thought I would give it ago. Also, I really liked the front cover.
The story is set England during World War One. It follows Stella Marcham, who has lost her fiancé in the war. She travels to Greyswick Hall to keep her sister Madelaine company after her brother-in-law asks her to. While there she discovers that not all is what it seems.
The Lost Ones started off really intriguing and interesting, but then there were parts that I just found a bit too slow and this is where I found the book didn’t hold my interest, and I actually think I zoned out a few times while listening to the audiobook, but I didn’t feel like going back and re-listening to these parts, which is not like me as I normally always go back and re-listen to parts that I’ve missed.
I thought the characters were well developed. At first I felt some of them weren’t very likeable but as I read on I kept changing my mind.
Although I generally enjoyed the storyline I did feel that some of the plot was predictable. I saw the twists coming and was able to work out what was going to happen next.
All in all, a good first novel by Anita Frank. I would definitely read more from this author in the future. I would recommend you give this one a go if you are into Historical Ficiton.
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