Today I am excited to be on the blog tour for Helen Grant’s new book Ghost.
The book was published by Fledgling Press on the 19th February 2018.
About the book
Langlands House is haunted, but not by the ghost you think.
Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. For her own safety, she hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. Visitors are few and far between – everyone knows that Langlands House is haunted.
One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone. Then Tom McAllister arrives – good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart.
As Tom and Augusta become ever closer, they must face the question: is love enough to overcome the ghosts of the past?
In the end, Langlands House and its inhabitants hold more secrets than they did in the beginning…
This is the first book of Helen’s that I have read and will now be looking out for more of them.
The book is a brilliant spine-chilling tale about a girl who lives in an alleged haunted mansion with her grandmother. Things get decidedly stranger once her grandmother vanishes and the story picks up pace.
This book is very hard to review without giving any spoilers away so this review will be nice and short and vague so you can enjoy the book without any preconceptions, which is how I read it, as I think it will be a much more enjoyable book for you.
The plot to the story was extremely well written, and kept me enticed the whole way through with lots of little twists happening when you least expect them. The characters were well described and the setting was beautifully descriptive, all of which made it so easy to read the book and made it such an enjoyable book.
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About the Author
Helen Grant was born in London. She read Classics at St.Hugh’s College, Oxford, and then worked in Marketing for ten years in order to fund her love of travelling. In 2001 she and her family moved to Bad Münstereifel in Germany, and it was exploring the legends of this beautiful town that inspired her to write her first novel. She then moved to Brussels for three years, and now lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and two cats.
Helen’s first novel, “The Vanishing of Katharina Linden”, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010. It has also won an ALA Alex Award in the United States. Her second novel, “The Glass Demon”, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011 and shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards and the ITW Awards 2012. Helen’s third novel, “Wish Me Dead” was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2012 and shortlisted for the Worcestershire Teen Book Award. Helen’s urbex-themed Forbidden Spaces trilogy comprises Silent Saturday (2013), Demons of Ghent (2014), and Urban Legends (2015).
Helen’s new book GHOST will be published in February 2018 by Fledgling Press. It is the first of her novels to be set in Scotland.
In addition to her novels, Helen writes ghost stories. A collection of some of these, The Sea Change & Other Stories, was published by Swan River Press, and others appear in Supernatural Tales.
Visit Helen’s website and read her blog at: http://www.helengrantbooks.com/
You can also follow Helen on Twitter at @helengrantsays or see book trailers and location videos on her YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/helengrantsays