Friday, June 22, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Silent Touch of Shadows by Christina Courtenay

It's rare that I look forward to a book in the same way I might a film, but as soon as I read the blurb for The Silent Touch of Shadows the premise intrigued me. I'm glad to say it's lived up to my expectations. It's based in Ashleigh Manor, Kent and when Melissa moves in with her aunt, she starts to experience vivid dreams and is haunted by visions. The problem is a ghost called Roger and in order to rid herself of his presence she sets out to find out more about Ashleigh Manor and its history.

The story offers a perfect weaving between past and present in its time-slip style. For reader's of Christina Courtenay it's a departure from her historical novels, but still offers you the same quality. It's the kind of story I've always wanted to read and don't find enough of. A must-read.


  1. Thanks for the review, you have really whetted my appetite for reading this one now, it sounds great!

  2. Sounds great - must look out for this one.

  3. Thanks, Catherine, so glad you enjoyed it!