ARC honest review for Quercus Books via Netgalley.
Welcome to Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England.
The year is 1926 and Sarah Grey has landed herself an unlikely new job – personal assistant to Harry Price, London’s most infamous ghost hunter. Equal parts brilliant and charming, neurotic and manipulative, Harry has devoted his life to exposing the truth behind England’s many ‘false hauntings’, and never has he left a case unsolved, nor a fraud unexposed.
So when Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory – a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air unbidden, and locals avoid the grounds for fear of facing the spectral nun that walks there – they’re sure that this case will be just like any other. But when night falls and still no artifice can be found, the ghost hunters are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility: the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they’re about to make its most intimate acquaintance.
This is not a ghost/horror story as such, so if you have picked it up or thinking of reading it as such, you will be disappointed!
This is a novel based on 2 central factual figures, the infamous Harry Price (ghost hunter) and Borley Rectory ‘the most haunted house in England’.
I found that the story was more about the characters inner ghosts, than just the recording of paranormal activity.
An interesting read, weaving a fictional story within factual happenings. The story moves along at a steady pace. But did drag in some places. Could have really done with better editing!