In my opinion John Boyne is one of Ireland's most versertile writters. I am rarly dispappointed when I pick up this author's novels and This House Is Haunted
was a haunting and very satisfying read.
What makes a good Ghost stroy? For me it has to be set in Victorian times, with an isolated country manor and unexplainable happenings and you have my interest.
This house is haunted is set in Norfolk in a country house called Gaudin Hall. Eliza Canine arrives to take up her position as Governess. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by vigilance of a passing doctor.......... and so the stroy begins.
I have had this book on my bookshelf for some time and was given a gentle push to read it after reading a review written by goodreads friend. I am so glad I read this novel as it was just a really good back to basics old fashioned Ghost Stroy. I dont read horror but love a good Ghost stroy every now and then and Boyne has created a beautiful athmospheric and unsettling novel that really entertained and chilled me at the same time.