Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Rosie Shadow by Louise Worthington.
A child with a morbid gift. A demon father. An ancient prison where Clare makes a horrible mistake.
Destruction follows Rosie, and now Clare wonders if there is more to Lennie’s death than she sees. On the surface, everything appears normal, but there’s a creepy underworld thriving in Ward D of the Medieval prison and down its ancient steps to the dungeon where a demon feeds on the dead.
Worryingly, his store is almost empty.
Who decorates the branches of the ancient yew tree where Clare’s boyfriend crashed his car? Will Clare listen to the murmurs within the prison walls in time to rescue her best friend from the clutches of evil? And why is someone else hanging around Ward D?
Rosie Shadow is a dark and twisty Gothic horror, perfect for fans of Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower and Ania Ahlborn.
Okay, Rosie Shadow is such a unique and disturbing read. I haven’t read anything like it. Louise Worthington’s writing is vivid and wonderful. Once I started this, I had trouble putting it down (and only did because I can’t stay awake late, anymore).
I haven’t read a Gothic horror in a while, and now i remember why I love this genre so much. When done well, it is twisty and dark, and some of the events truly creeped me out!
The characters are fantastic. The antagonists are vile. Clare is an excellent main character. I worried for her and grew attached to her.
I really enjoyed Rosie Shadow. If you like Gothic horror, don’t miss out on this one!
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours and the author for the review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Louise writes about the complexity and the darker side of the human heart in the genres of horror and psychological thrillers. She is the author of six novels. Many of her novels explore motherhood, mental health disorders, revenge and family. Her tales are imbued with strong emotional themes and atmospheric settings. She has a degree in literature and a postgraduate diploma in psychology. Louise lives on a farm in Shropshire, in the UK.
Her latest novel is Doctor Glass, and her poetry and shorts are brought together in the collection Stained Glass Lives. Rosie Shadow is book one in the Black Tongue Series. Louise is currently writing a psychological horror. Watch this space!
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