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Al phenomena of betrayal and blackmail and black hearted villains and murder For Constance’s beuest comes in two parts a house and a mystery Years before a family disappeared atWraxford Hall a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputationNow the Hall belongs to Constance And she must descend into the darkness at the heart of theWraxford Mystery to find the truth even at the cost of her lif Review from BadelyngeThe Seance by John Harwood is set in the 1880s and is the story of Constance Langton She becomes involved in spiritualism in an effort to lift her mother from the crippling grief of losing a child Constance due to the lack of regard and love from her parents has always had the nagging feeling that there is some mystery about her heritage believing herself to be a foundling Through diaries and journals and the aid of a world weary solicitor called Mr Montague she discovers a frightening legacy linking her to a crumbling deserted manor Wraxford Hall with a dark and murderous history It s a brilliantly written homage to the Victorian mysteries and ghost stories of such classic authors as Wilkie Collins Dickens AC Doyle and MR James etc It s full of styles motifs little references names etc that will be familiar to fans of this area of literature My personal favourite segments are those featuring the testimony of John Montague with such a name it shouldn t surprise anybody to discover the style during these segments is an almost perfect homage to the ghost stories of Montague Rhodes James It s a style I ve seen attempted many times I ve tried it myself but Harwood nails it flawlessly bringing to mind stories like Count Magnus The Mezzotint Lost Hearts and others If the book had been able to maintain its creepy portentous atmosphere throughout I d have given it 5 stars but the last third as it attempts to resolve the various strands of mystery does become a little pedestrian in style It s still one of the best book I ve read this year so far The Teams Milking Cow of betrayal and blackmail and black hearted villains and murder For Constance’s beuest comes in two parts a house and a mystery Years before a family disappeared atWraxford Hall a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputationNow the Hall belongs to Constance And she must descend into the darkness at the heart A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of theWraxford Mystery to find the truth even at the cost Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of her lif Review from BadelyngeThe Seance by John Harwood is set in the 1880s and is the story Zenith of Constance Langton She becomes involved in spiritualism in an effort to lift her mother from the crippling grief A Pale Light in the Black of losing a child Constance due to the lack Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of a world weary solicitor called Mr Montague she discovers a frightening legacy linking her to a crumbling deserted manor Wraxford Hall with a dark and murderous history It s a brilliantly written homage to the Victorian mysteries and ghost stories Spieserye of such classic authors as Wilkie Collins Dickens AC Doyle and MR James etc It s full Feral of styles motifs little references names etc that will be familiar to fans Krismis van Map Jacobs of this area Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of literature My personal favourite segments are those featuring the testimony Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of John Montague with such a name it shouldn t surprise anybody to discover the style during these segments is an almost perfect homage to the ghost stories Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of Montague Rhodes James It s a style I ve seen attempted many times I ve tried it myself but Harwood nails it flawlessly bringing to mind stories like Count Magnus The Mezzotint Lost Hearts and Mensa Riddles Conundrums others If the book had been able to maintain its creepy portentous atmosphere throughout I d have given it 5 stars but the last third as it attempts to resolve the various strands Julie of the Wolves of mystery does become a little pedestrian in style It s still The Right Swipe one Touched of the best book I ve read this year so far

SUMMARY The Seance

The Seance

E to coax her mother back to health Constance takes her to a séance perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave But the meeting has tragic conseuences Constance is left alone her only legacy a mysterious beuest that will blight her lifeSo begins The Séance John Harwood’s brilliant second novel a gripping dark mystery set in late Victorian England It is a world of apparitions of disappearances and unnatur This definitely satisfied my urge for a gothic mystery Undeniably Fated only legacy a mysterious beuest that will blight her lifeSo begins The Séance John Harwood’s brilliant second novel a gripping dark mystery set in late Victorian England It is a world The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of apparitions Black Blue of disappearances and unnatur This definitely satisfied my urge for a gothic mystery

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A haunting tale of apparitions a cursed manor house and two generations of women determined to discover the truth by the author of The Ghost WriterSell the Hall unseen; burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt if you will; but never live there ” Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death her father distant her mother in perpetual mourning for Constance’s sister the child she lostDesperat 45 insightful melancholic and atmospheric stars 2015 Honorable Mention Read Mr Harwood has written a very very fine book hereThis book will appeal to those readers that love a Victorian Gothic that has elements of mystery the supernatural romantic and familial love and deeply etched characters that think thoroughly feel deeply and reflect on their own and others actionsAt first I thought this book was a series of interconnected novellas and then they merge into a story that is dark sad and full of an atmosphere of deep fog and chills both in the physical and psychological senses Despite this characters are drawn to each other with a deep hunger for connection despite many losses prolonged grieving and feelings of inferiority for some and malignant superiority in othersI read this on a beach at 90 degrees Fahrenheit and yet I could honestly say I would shiver when reading this The writing was that authenticI feel that the author truly understood the motivations of all his characters and despite their deep flaws could have them all come together to create a story so multilayered complexly interesting and full of suspense and interesting parallelsThis book was only a few inches short of perfect I won t state the slight flaw in it as I don t want to detract to how excellent I found thisMr Harwood you have found yourself a new fan I look forward to adding another one of your novels to my to be read list


10 thoughts on “The Seance

  1. says:

    45 insightful melancholic and atmospheric stars 2015 Honorable Mention Read Mr Harwood has written a very very fine book hereThis boo

  2. says:

    okay it is high time i remove myself from the victorian gothic for a little while everything is blurring together this one was fine not great there was just something a little cartoony about it big house hidden passages suits of armor harnessing lightning mesmerism the usual good rainy day book though

  3. says:

    THE SEANCE by John Harwood is a gothic Victorian style mystery I have to say that I really enjoyed the author's writing style and will be searching out other books by him in the near future Using the techniue of

  4. says:

    I just finished this as part of a book group read and is not my usual type of read As a fact it’s my first “ghost” story I readbesides kids spooky Halloween comicsSet in the later eighteen hundreds Constance lost her sister and her grieving mother At first it was my impression that “The Séance” would take off a

  5. says:

    This book was a strange one I went into this with low expectations as I'd seen a review prior to picking this up which emp

  6. says:

    This definitely satisfied my urge for a gothic mystery

  7. says:

    There is a good story here but it is buried beneath the tedium of excessive Victorian pleasantries and feints too clever for their own good The late Nineteenth Century setting is perfect for this sort of story as superstition and mystery are still commonplace although being gradually worn away by the advance of science and technology The characters attempt to provide rational and scientific explanations for phenomena but retain the hopes o

  8. says:

    Review from BadelyngeThe Seance by John Harwood is set in the 1880s and is the story of Constance Langton She becomes involved in spiritualism in an effort to lift her mother from the crippling grief of losing a child Constance due to the lack of regard and love from her parents has always had the nagging feel

  9. says:

    I know this book was not for everybody and I totally understand way but I absolutely loved and enjoyed it so much I actually pick this book up from the library for a book club group that I joined on goodreads that

  10. says:

    I rated John Harwood's debut novel The Ghost Writer 2 stars but this second novel is definitely a big improvement

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