If you are feeling brave, A House of Ghosts is one to read by candlelight with a large gin and tonic on standby. Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written, the claustrophobic atmosphere will have you running into open fields as soon as dawn breaks. Bravo!
W. C. Ryan makes the familiar World War I country-house setting feel immediate, with a tough but principled hero and a rogue’s gallery of villains of all classes and kinds. Hugely enjoyable, A House of Ghosts has the bones of a taut thriller wrapped up in the gorgeous romance of its ghostly island setting.
A truly creepy and ingenious ghost story and murder mystery with an irresistible setting. From the first page you know you are in the hands of an excellent writer.
A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks – perfect fireside reading.
A thoroughly enjoyable novel that seemed to combine all my favourite things – history, crime, entertainingly spiky romance and an eerily evocative setting. An absolute treat.
An atmospheric, hugely entertaining mystery that offers all the pleasures of a classic ghost story – with an appealing dash of romance. William Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and A House of Ghosts will keep you up reading (and shivering) deep into the night.
Spooks, spies, seances, things that go bump in the night – A House of Ghosts has it all. A tremendously enjoyable, ingeniously-plotted take on the haunted house mystery. Best read before dark!