Book Review: The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements


The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements is a ghost story based in the Yorkshire moors in the 17th century. Mercy Booth is mistress of her home and the land around it, in all but name as her father is getting older. Scarcross Hall, which lies on the old coffin path, her home,  is said to be haunted. It’s said to be cursed. Mercy refuses to let the stories and her own experiences scare her from her home.  When a stranger comes calling, mysterious coins appear and blood is spilled, her world starts to be turned upside down.

This book has the feel of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, and some of the writing evokes Karen Maitland in my mind. Wonderfully descriptive, I enjoyed this book immensely. It was a damn good ghost story and mystery. When I started to read it, I didn’t think I was in the mood for a historical novel. How wrong I was. I couldn’t put it down. I felt I was there on the moors, being watched by the unseen. The slow build of dread increases steadily. This is a proper ghost story. I loved it!


Thank you to NetGalley and Headline for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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