‘Gnarled Hollow’ by Charlotte Greene is one very exciting and wild paranormal/haunted house/ghost story. The story grabs you from the very beginning and holds you as a captive reader until the surprising end.
The main character, Emily Murray, has been chosen along with several other scholars to live and research the mansion called Gnarled Hollow, which happened to be the former home of one of her favorite authors. Strange things begin to happen to Emily even before she gets to the mansion and the paranormal activities only grow in strength as they all try to live and study at the mansion. Emily also becomes close to June Friend, the art historian who was hired to study the artwork in the house, and together they work to solve the mystery of Gnarled Hollow.
It has been a while since I’ve read a paranormal story, but I’ve always loved a good ghost story so I decided to try it. I was not disappointed. The story really does hook you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the last page. This book is most definitely worth reading. I do urge you to let your family know you might be yelling things to your book or tablet such as, “Don’t go in there!” or “Don’t let that door close behind you!”
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
You can find the book at Bold Strokes Books