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Inheritance often comes with strings attached, but rarely are they as tangled as those hanging over High Hearth.
When Eudora Fellowes learns she’s the sole heir of her estranged great-aunt’s seaside manor, she believes it will be the peaceful escape she’s longed for. What awaits, however, is a dark legacy shrouded in half a century of secrets, and it doesn’t take long before Eudora realizes she’s not the only one to call High Hearth home.
Publisher: Sleepless Sanctuary Publishing
Length: 120 Pages
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: July 9, 2021
Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0977PL7BB/ (Canada)
Inheriting Her Ghosts is a short read but it’s so intense it feels like a much bigger novel.
S. H. Cooper does an amazing job at taking the reader back to the Victorian era (I think – I am not sure it’s disclosed specifically) and recreating that world. The gothic vibe is superbly crafted from the house (High Hearth), the outside world and attitudes of the people. As Eudora explores the house and it’s surrounding land, the reader experiences every single thing with her through detail and vivid description. I participated in this book as Eudora – I saw, heard and felt everything she did. The descriptions create such a mysterious, intense mood and I was constantly waiting for something to happen.
Eudora is a fascinating character. A woman way ahead of her time in attitude and action, she prefers a solitary life doesn’t entertain nonsense and is very independent. She certainly isn’t the most endearing or sweet character but there’s an air of honesty and kindness about her that I loved.
For a lot of this novella, the chills don’t come form action. They come from a sense of malevolence, foreshadowing and sense of something is there but cannot be seen. When things do happen – it’s chilling and terrifying and it gave me goosebumps.
Inheriting Her Ghosts is an edge of your seat, gothic paranormal horror which just sucks you into the pages from the very start. I cannot recommend it enough if you love a spooky read.
Author Bio – S. H. Cooper
S.H. Cooper is a Florida based, multi-genre author with a focus on horror and fantasy. Her work has been published by Sleepless Sanctuary Publishing, Cemetery Gates Media, and Brigids Gate Press. In addition to short story collections and novels, she is also the writer for the horror comedy podcast, Calling Darkness. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing, talking about writing, or sleeping (wherein she dreams about writing). She is kept up and running through the tireless efforts of her extremely supportive family and coffee.
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