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The Woman in the Mirror Summary × 102 õ Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the MirrorFor than two centuries Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyondIn 1947 Londoner Alice Miller acceptsElieves the family will heal her own past sorrows But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful and taunting Their father ever distant turns spiteful and cruel The manor itself seems to lash out Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered her air slightly chilled Something malicious resents her presence something clouding her senses and threatening her very sanityIn present day New York art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned sh. Intense sinister and mysticalIn this debut novel by James The Woman in the Mirror she transports us to the rugged cliffside of Cornwall England during 1947 as well as present day and into a family manor where powerful emotions swirl tragic memories reside and long buried skeletons and secrets are in abundanceThe prose is ominous and dark The characters are complex lonely and troubled with the setting Winterborne Hall being a character itself with its dereliction and isolation And the plot told from alternating timelines is a gripping suspenseful tale full of familial drama heartache tension obsession death revenge cruelty desperation and violence all interwoven with a sliver of the supernaturalOverall The Woman in the Mirror is a gothic atmospheric eerie tale that captivates from the very first page and ultimately leaves you chilled mystified and entertainedThank you to St Martin’s Press – Minotaur Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review

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E is a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne Adopted as an infant she never knew her birth parents or her lineage At long last Rachel will find answers to uestions about her identity that have haunted her entire life But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys A legacy borne from greed and deceit twisted by madness and suffused with unreuited love and uneuivocal ra. I am loving the continued revival of gothic tales following the success of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware and The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths two fabulous books that you should read if you haven’t yet One of my favorite new additions to the genre is The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James it’s deliciously creepy and so much fun to read If you like a good solid ghost story with a definite gothic feel this is the book for youFor reviews check out my Instagram account

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The Woman in the MirrorRebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the MirrorFor than two centuries Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyondIn 1947 Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne looking after Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children Falling under the de Greys’ spell Alice b. Gothic Atmospheric creepy tale which takes place during dual timelines in an English Castle A family haunted by the past a woman in the present searching for answers about her pastoh how beautifully they collideWinterbourne Hall has always stood high on the bluffs overlooking the Ocean hasn't it Well for at least two centuries it did but before thatIn 1947 Alice Miller accepted a job as a governess of Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children Alice is immediately taken with the two children She views them as absolute darlings and embraces them and throws herself into teaching them and proving for their care Naturally she is interested in learning about the twin's deceased mother and their intriguing yet distant father She doesn't understand the housekeeper's warnings about the children Soon things begin to change The twins are no longer as loving and in fact they become uite the opposite Then there are things she notices about painting in her room something isn't uite right She no longer feels welcome in her new home but she also doesn't want to leave not now she is in love shesorry I'm not saying anything else about AliceIn the present day in NYC Rebecca Wright is enjoying success as an art gallery curator She just had a successful showing and her future looks bright Then one day she receives a letter informing her that she is the descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne Intrigued and wanting answers about her biological family she decides to go to England She always knew she was adopted and loved her parents but a part of her always wanted to know about why and who placed her for adoption Will Winterbourne Hall provide her with the answers she always soughtI love Gothic tales and Rebecca James got it right with this one This was a pleasure from the very first page Fans of Gothic tales will not be disappointed It begins with a witch and ends with read it to find out I loved how dark and atmospheric this book was without being over the top There was just enough of those elements to keep the tale feeling dark and chilling without being scary What is it that lurks in the dark corners whispering prodding and wishing harm to the women who find happiness there Will either woman ever find happiness Will Rachel finally learn the truth about her origins Is the home cursedThe dual timelines worked beautifully for me I did enjoy the past storyline much than the present; however the present one was enjoyable it just didn't feel as dark or atmospheric as the past storyline Toward the end I wondered if this book was going off the rails but James managed to bring it all together and I enjoyed how the book ended I found this book to be well thought out perfected paced and enjoyed how everything came together Gothic tale fans this is the book for youI received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own