The Ghost of Emily Grey by Renee Ross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Spellbinding! A truly exquisite piece of Gothic literature.
Renee Ross has done it again! From the very first page, the author draws you into the eerie settings of a large Gothic castle and a tortured soul that is about to plummet to her death. "The Ghost of Emily Grey" is full of mystery after mystery. Just when the reader thinks they have discovered the truth, they are thrown off the trail and have to start all over again. It felt like I was on the tip of my toes the whole time, for the suspense was like a lightening bolt - clear and piercing until dark shadows came around to hide the truth from the reader once more. The entire experience was absolutely memorizing!
After the tragic death of Emily Gray, the second part of the story is set in the year of 1964; a young seventeen year old girl named Claire is anxious to leave the Sisterhood chapel and work under the supervision of Doctor Kensington's. She is hired as a nanny, and is expected to take care of a two month old baby due to the mother's inability to watch over of him. From the start, Claire is bewildered, almost awe-struck by the gigantic mansion that she is forced to call her home. There is a dark foreboding about the place, an eerie feeling that makes her uncomfortable especially when she learns of the gruesome suicide of Emily Grey. Fearful that the house is haunted and that the ghost of Emily is blood-thirsty and wants to take poor baby Daniel as her own, it is up to Claire to find out the truth and save the family before it is too late.
If you think you know how this story is going to end, you are wrong. There are so many twists and turns, it is makes you realize how much of a brilliant writer Renee Ross truly is. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of "The Turn of the Screw" or any other famous pieces of Gothic literature with a hint of the macabre and murder.
I look forward to reading more of the author's works in the near future. Congratulations again, for another stunning piece of Gothic literature!
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