Abberton House by Debbie Ioanna

4 Stars from me

I love kicking off blog tours, especially when the book is as good as this one! Abberton House is a fabulous and unashamed ghost story, it put me in mind of Haunted and also The Patience of a Dead Man both of which focus around a house where all is not as it seems… I’ll be getting a reputation for being a fan of ghost stories (rather than being a rufty tufty crime thriller fan) at this rate!

Fair play to Adam and Catherine who seem to take the extra inhabitants of Abberton House in their stride, I am not sure I would have been quite so chill about it all! Even their daughter seems largely happy to share her bedroom with the playfully naughty Charlotte.

The story flits between the present day and also takes you back to the war where the man of the house, a Doctor, is sent off to war and lives for the letters that he receives from his doting wife. That is until the letters stop…

This fabulously creepy tale will have you on the edge of your seat at times and won’t be one that you’ll want to read when you are alone (or are you?) in the house late at night!

There is a definite bittersweetness about this Abberton House, not fully a ghost story, not fully a love story but a thoroughly engaging read all the same.

My thanks to Emma from @DampPebbles and @Debbie_Cleo for letting me be a part of the blog tour for Abberton House by Debbie Ioanna #AbbertonHouse @Debbie_Cleo @PantherPubs @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

Blurb: Two families. 100 years apart. A sinister haunting… It was supposed to be the dream house for Adam, Catherine, and their daughter, Bella. But dream houses can hold secrets. Settling in to their new home, the family realise they are not the only inhabitants of Abberton House.

A dark past continues to haunt the idyllic Yorkshire home, and those who remain want Adam and Catherine to know the truth. Frightened, Adam and Catherine begin to piece together what really happened at this once perfect abode.

A missing family, an elderly man searching for the truth, and secrets waiting to be revealed, moving in to Abberton House could be the worst decision the family made.


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