Ghostly and Endearingly Optimistic: A Review of The Haunting of Highdown Hall

Ghostly and Endearingly Optimistic: A Review of The Haunting of Highdown Hall

I fell in love with this book a little more with each page. Ruby is touchingly human, yet finds within herself a hidden strength to face perhaps our greatest fear. The author’s vision of what lies beyond is memorably poignant in its simplicity and clarity, but still manages to bring fascinating controversy to our traditional definitions of good and evil. The reader is left with a wistful hope of final reconciliation and serenity for even the most tattered of souls.

I was first drawn to this novel because I love stories about haunted houses. Struthers provides a deeply intriguing, scary plot that satisfies, yet delivers an easiness and classiness in her prose that elevates her novel to a ghost story that should stand the test of time. Weaving in edifying depictions of psychic abilities and methods, The Haunting of Highdown Hall is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Frankly, I just don’t see how those interested in stories and insights into the paranormal could be disappointed with this book.

Yours in literature,
J.G.C.

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2 thoughts on “Ghostly and Endearingly Optimistic: A Review of The Haunting of Highdown Hall

  1. Shani Struthers June 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Thank you for such a wonderful review Jesse – so looking forward to yours – stored safely as a holiday read when I’m in America in August! You really have blown me away with such kind words! xxx

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