So, so, so close to 5 out of 5. So close. All the way through I was thinking that it was going to be the next in my five star favourites but the end didn't quite do it for me.
I really liked the dialogue of Mrs Cauley and Bridget, but I found Mahony a difficult character to engage with and for a while it was difficult to care about him. By the middle of the book, he started to grow on me as his relationship with Mrs Cauley developed. The characters felt real and the majority were really engaging.
The story kept me guessing and enthralled throughout and there were dozens of beautifully written scenes and tense, edge of the seat moments. There was even a certain scene involving a dog which actually made me cry. Something a book hasn't done for a very long time.
The whole book was so skilfully written but I'm not one for a cliffhanger and a certain part of the story was left as one. I also felt there could've been a little more detail to the rest of the ending. As there were many questions remaining in my mind which I think would've been a nice addition.
Overall, I'd give this book 4.5 out of 5. It was a brilliant book but just missing a little something. It's a murder mystery with a ghostly edge and I would definitely recommend giving it a read.
This e-book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.