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Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand

Wylding Hall - Elizabeth Hand

The members of a British folk band are spending the summer at Wylding Hall, composing music for the next album. But there is something mysterious with the manor and the groups lead singer, Julian Blake disappears within the manor and is never seen again.

Many years later the surviving musicians and people that knew them when they were at Wylding Hall will tell their story to a documentary filmmaker. Will Julian Blake's fate finally be revealed?

I found this book to be intriguing and the story was really peculiar. It took some time for me to get used to the form of the story, with everyone taking turn telling what happened, from the beginning of the summer towards the end. But then again I never read the blurb before I started to read the book yesterday. I prefer to know as little as possible when it comes to stories. Especially stories like this one.

But when I got the hang on people and rhythm of the story, then I really started to enjoy the tale. This is just the kind of story I like, a haunted mansion, people seeing ghosts and very strange events. Something that left me a bit frustrated was that I really wanted to hear the band's music, this imagined band from a book. I was really keen to listen to the music because it “sounded” so wonderful. I wish they would make a movie of this book so that they can make real songs of the imagine songs in this book.

I liked this book very much and I will without a doubt read more Elizabeth Hand!


I received this copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review! Thank you!