Book Review: The House on Blackstone Moor July 5, 2011Posted by Jaidis in 5 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
This is a tale of vampirism, madness, obsession and devil worship as Rose Baines, only survivor of her family’s carnage, tells her story. Fragile, damaged by the tragedy, fate sends her to a desolate house on the haunted moors where demons dwell. The house and the moors have hideous secrets, yet there is love too; deep, abiding, eternal, but it comes with a price, her soul.
The House on Blackstone Moor by Carole Gill is a startling tale, filled raw and genuine emotions and numerous twists and turns. The narrative in this book is quite different from most books I have read, allowing the reader to feel all of the emotions and confusion that the main character, Rose Baines, is going through. The book opens with Rose making a brutal discovery that would forever change her life.
Left alone in the world after the trauma her father subjected her to, Rose is forced to have a brief stay at an insane asylum. Determined to do whatever it takes to make it out into the real world, she accepts a job for Mr. and Mrs. Darton at their house on Blackstone Moor. Even with worries about it being a mistake to take the job, Rose is determined to show that she is strong enough to stand on her own.
The Dartons are not your average people. They have secrets, dark and evil secrets, that will force Rose to come to terms with things she thought only exited in myths. Being torn between love and a world that she wants no part of, Rose must make the difficult decision as to whether or not she should listen to her heart or run while she is still able.
I truly enjoyed reading The House on Blackstone Moor. Just when I thought all of the secrets were out, more were exposed to keep me hooked to the end, adding to the twisted darkness that Ms. Gill has created. If you like your fiction filled with horror, a touch of love and a unique twist on vampires, I strongly suggest you give The House on Blackstone Moor a try.