I love a good gothic novel, but new ones have been scarce since the genre went out of fashion a couple of decades ago. What's a girl to do when she's read all of Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Stewart and Barbara Michaels?
So I was incredibly pleased to find a brand spanking new AND excellent book that matched my idea of a gothic: The Séance by John Harwood. It all begins with the death of a young girl, the mother's overwhelming grief and the elder, surviving daughter's need to alleviate that grief.
But, of course, there's a back story and, of course, it involves a sinister man, a decrepit mansion, a romance, a woman (possibly) in peril, and a supernatural element. It's convoluted and told from multiple points of view and just oh so delicious!