Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Alison reviews The Ghosts of Cragera Bay by Dawn Brown


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Alison chose the Harlequins Boxset of Gothic Romance and this is a review of The Ghosts of Cragera Bay by Dawn Brown


The Ghosts of Cragera Bay – Dawn Brown

This is a very creepy read and a lot deeper and more complex than many gothic romance novels.

Declan and his mother fled from his father when Declan was small and Declan has built a life in the US. Years later, Declan has inherited Stonecliff – an estate on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. He returns to the place of his birth, wanting only to sell the estate which has been the scene of numerous murders.

Parapsychologist Dr Carly Evans wants to investigate exactly what is going on in Stonecliff and an initially reluctant Declan decides to help. The two are strongly attracted to each other, and their romance plays out amidst some really scary goings-on in Stonecliff.

Declan is a great romantic hero, and Carly is likable and intelligent. The premise behind the story is a good one, although I did find it quite difficult to understand what was going on at first, and what the history was with Declan’s half-sisters. There are two other books ‘The Witch of Stonecliff’ and ‘The Devil’s Eye’ that recount these other stories and it might be helpful to read them first, although this book does work as a standalone.

4 out of 5 stars.

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The Devil’s Eye by Dawn Brown

The Devil's EyeThe Devil’s Eye by Dawn Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Brynn James arrives on the Island of Angelsey off the coast of North Wales, she has come to find out about a family she only recently discovered. Invited by her half sister it’s a cold welcome she gets from the staff and her own father.

Stonecliff House is dark and imposing with secrets that send a shiver down your spine. A sinister shadow comes into Brynn’s room at night and there is an evil force in the grounds of the house.

Detective Harding is desperate to pin murders and missing people on to Brynn’s half sister Eleri. Certainly the pile of evidence points in her direction. He’s even planted a spy in the form of Reece Conway on to the scene to catch Eleri in the act.

In good Harlequin style passion between the characters ignites while a culprit emerges with shocking evidence. There will be more to this tale in the next book, The Witch of Stonecliff.

I read this book originally as part of The Shivers boxset, it is now available as a single purchase.

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