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The Lingering

by SJI Holliday

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

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A thrilling, chilling, shocking tale, perfect if you take delight in an icy shiver scuttling down your spine. A couple leaves their life behind them to join a commune in a former psychiatric hospital, events soon start to spin terrifyingly out of control. The prologue pounced on my imagination, I was immediately hooked and remained so until the very last page was turned. Several different characters take their turn in the spotlight in the present day, while a journal from the past casts a further shadow over proceedings.  S.J.I Holliday weaves the different strands of the story together beautifully, each settling over the other while twisting thoughts and feelings. As I read my reasoning teetered one way and then the other. A supernatural presence heightens the tension further and my mind and heart fairly skittered in anticipation at what was to come. The Lingering is an exquisitely eerie tale, and I loved every single word of it.

Liz Robinson

The Lingering Synopsis

Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history. When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution... At once an unnerving locked-room mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story, The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalisingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre. `Quirky and cleverly plotted' Sunday Mirror `Dark and satisfying' Daily Mail `A compulsive read until the final, breathtaking page' Elizabeth Haynes `A forceful, gripping story that builds and builds the suspense until the stunning ending, which will leave readers gasping' Random Things Through My Letterbox `A must-read' Steve Cavanagh

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ISBN: 9781912374533
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912374533
Publication date: 15th November 2018
Author: SJI Holliday
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 45 Novels With A Gothic Influence,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Horror & ghost stories, Romance, Crime & mystery,

About SJI Holliday

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday is a pharmaceutical statistician by day and a crime and horror fan by night. Her short stories have been published in many places and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham prize with her story `Home from Home', which was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in spring 2017. She is the bestselling author of the creepy and claustrophobic Banktoun trilogy (Black Wood, Willow Walk and The Damselfly) featuring the much-loved Sergeant Davie Gray, and has dabbled in festive crime with the critically acclaimed The Deaths of December. Her latest psychological thriller is modern ...

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