Emily Fletcher goes to visit her aunt and uncle at Merriweather Lodge when she’s 15. She finds England far different from her native Canada. Strange and terrifying things start happening, including a visitation by an evil spirit who tries to possess Emily.
With the help of her Aunt Em, Emily is able to solve part of the mystery and brings a modicum of peace to the ghost of Mary Ellis, a child who lived in the house long ago.
Returning five years later for her uncle’s funeral, Emily realizes there’s more to the mystery. With the help of the handsome and dashing Johnathon McArthur, she pursues the evil spirit once again, seeking to free the person it possesses.
This well paced paranormal thriller is spine tinglingly wonderful. Just creepy enough to keep the reader enthralled, but not so frightening that it kept me up at night. I loved it.
Pauline Holyoak has done a wonderful job of weaving an old tale into a modern setting. Set in England, not far from Stonehenge, there’s just enough pagan undertones to give this mystery a incomparable flavor. There are some wonderful plot twists I didn’t see coming. I love when an author surprises me.
Merryweather Lodge – Ancient Revenge is a fantastic paranormal thriller and I highly recommend it to all readers. It’s a tingler, but not so terrifying that people (like me) can’t handle it. I look forward to reading the sequel, Merryweather Lodge – Malevolent Spirit.
Five Golden Acorns!