I have always enjoyed Rowan Coleman’s previous books…but this one, not so much. The start was promising; I engaged with Trudy and Will initially, feeling for their sudden and unexpected loss of husband and father, believed killed in a plane crash; full of anticipation for their move to Ponden Hall, and intrigued by Trudy’s elderly mother who already lived there….but something was just *not quite right* for me.
So, after the promising start, the first of numerous references to Emily Bronte, ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Ponden Hall began to creep, which in my opinion distracted and detracted from the main event, the story that I wanted to hear about, which was Will and Trudy. In fact, in the end, I simply moved on to a more interesting book. Sorry, but for me this time!