Book Review: The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish


I really want to go to Edinburgh. It’s on my bucket list and this book made me want to go more. The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish is a creepy tale based in Edinburgh, which is where that tangent came from.

Hannah gets her dream job as a guide in a historical part of Edinburgh. She’s leaving behind her old life and is looking forward to starting a new one. However, the past comes haunting her and not the one she expected. Soon after she starts her job, she starts to experience unusual occurrences and glimpses through time. Finding a friend in her colleague, Mairead, she has someone to share her experiences with but when she goes missing there is mystery to unravel. Also, the spirits become more violent and one seems to have a vendetta against her.

Part ghost story and part time slip, this is a good (ish) read. There were some quibbles…overuse of the word “raucous” started to annoy me. I thought the links between the characters investigating the haunting’s were tenuous. Also, I felt maybe there was too much story if that makes sense. It could have been more effective with less. The ending was interesting and unexpected. All in all, a good ghost tale 3.5 out of 5. I would read more by this author.

Due to published in early January 2019. Thanks for this copy from Netgalley and Flame Tree Press 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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