House Of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

A Love Through Time

House Of Shadows by Nicola Cornick is a fascinating and compulsive contemporary and historical read. Fact and fiction combine under the author’s skilful imagination.

The novel is mainly set in present day but travels back to the late seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century. It is an epic tale of myths, love, curses and ancient artefacts which wield their power. The reader is enthralled as we try to predict the action.

There are missing persons to be found in the past and present – men who disappeared leaving no trace.

A great love travels down the ages. It is a love that refuses to die but is continually reborn.

When we love, we may put people on a pedestal that they do not always deserve but we are blinded by love.

There is the theme of loss. Loss in the past has created strong sibling bonds. The desire to protect is fierce.

There is also the theme of PTSD. Sights or sounds may transport people back to where they do not want to be.

House Of Shadows was a brilliant read. It consumed my every waking moment – I was either reading the book or thinking about the characters and the action. I really love Nicola Cornick’s work.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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