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The Room In The Attic by Louise Douglas

In The Gothic Tradition

The Room In The Attic by Louise Douglas is a fantastic dual timeline novel that drew me in from the start.

There are two interconnecting tales that are set in 1903 and 1993. Both take place in an asylum but in 1993 it is now a boys school.

The atmosphere is dark and more than a little creepy. There are two similar but different friendships that are trying to survive and protect in a cruel world. The desire to protect the innocent is very strong, crossing over between both time periods.

Time is explored within the novel. Is it possible for two time periods to exist simultaneously, crossing over at key points?

Tormented souls cannot rest. As a malevolent spirit continues to make its presence felt, goodness too shines through to counter balance evil.

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