THE CURSE OF MORTON ABBEY by Clarissa Harwood - A Reader's Opinion


A Reader's Opinion

A fantastic Gothic suspense filled with mystery, a dash of romance, and a touch of darkness!

I'm always fascinated by Victorian Gothic suspense! When choosing a book by a new author, I never know what to expect. Readers will love Clarissa Harwood's novel The Curse of Morton Abbey! It had everything to please me, and I couldn't put it down! There are so many twists and turns in this story, you will not be able to guess the mystery! Discover the intriguing story of Vaughan Springthorpe, a unique woman for that period in time. Our heroine is courageous and self-confident when it comes to legal matters.

The author merged the main character into the story so that she has a powerful impact on the plot, raises intense suspense, and generates strong emotions.

Vaughan is hired to prepare the sale of Morton Abbey, owned by Sir Peter Spencer. As she arrives, she is met by the servants and Nicholas, Peter's invalid brother. Working in an isolated manor scares her a little, but living there is worse. She hears a child crying and gunshots, but where are they coming from? Things aren't always what they seem. Will she follow her instincts and discover the shattering and dark secrets that lie within the heart of Morton Abbey? Will Nicholas intervene and obstruct her work? Is she safe from danger? Find out in The Curse of Morton Abbey.

I loved the surprise near the end of the story!


The Curse of Morton Abbey

Solicitor Vaughan Springthorpe knows perfectly well that Sir Peter Spencer’s offer of employment seems too good to be true: he hires her sight unseen, offering a suspiciously large salary to prepare the sale of Morton Abbey, his crumbling Yorkshire estate. But few people in late-Victorian England will entrust their legal affairs to a woman, and Vaughan is desperate to prove herself.

Once at Morton, Vaughan discovers that someone is determined to drive her away. An intruder tries to enter her bedroom at night, gunshots are fired outside her window, and an eerie crying echoes from the uninhabited second floor. Even Netherton, the nearest village, seems odd: the picturesque houses and perfect-looking families are haunted by dark secrets connected to Morton Abbey itself.

To complete her work and solve the mystery at the heart of Morton, Vaughan needs the help of Joe Dixon, the handsome gardener, and Nicholas Spencer, her employer’s irascible invalid brother. But with her questions diverted, her progress thwarted, and her sleep disrupted by the crying, will Vaughan escape Morton Abbey with her sanity intact or be cursed by the secrets within?



Genre: Gothic Romance

Release: October 26, 2021

Format Read: E-Book

Source: Provided by the author or publisher via BookSirens

Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure

Content Rating: 2 Hearts—Our hearts are aflutter. This author knows how to turn up the heat with some passionate kisses. Nothing graphic here!

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