The Witch of Willow Hall - Hester Fox

October 10, 2018

4 / 5 Stars 

 

A gripping supernatural page-turner...

 

The book begins with an incident that involves Lydia as a young child and a young boy called Tommy Bishop.

 

Tommy commits a hideous wrong against Lydia and she is so angry that she ends up injuring him badly. The book moves forward to when Lydia and Catherine are young adults and they have a younger sister Emeline. They live with her parents and sisters and they have recently all moved to a large house Willow Hall in the country due to a scandal that the family were involved with in Boston. Lydia has had a broken engagement as a result of the scandal.

 

Lydia and Catherine, the eldest of the three girls, already have an uneasy relationship and this develops when the girls are introduced to Lydia's father business partner John Barrett and his acquaintance August Pierce. Tragedy strikes the family and everything changes for Lydia and unexpected events start to take place and Lydia discovers that they are not the only ones living at Willow Hall and also uncovers dark secrets.

 

It was not what I expected and I felt that the start of the book was slower than I usually like, however the pace picked up quickly and the story of family secrets, tragedy and love soon start to develop quickly. It was scarier than I would usually pick for myself but I really enjoyed it and I couldn't stop reading it at the end. It's creepy supernatural page-turner with a romantic element to it..

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