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Book Review: “The Woman in the Mirror” by Rebecca James

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Thank you @minotaur_books for my gifted copy of ‘The Woman in the Mirror‘ by Rebecca James, published on 3/17!

Rebecca James unveils a chilling, modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows & secrets of its past in ‘The Woman in the Mirror’.

For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall & the sea beyond..In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne, looking after Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children. Falling under the de Greys’ spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful & taunting. Their father, ever distant, turns spiteful & cruel. The manor itself seems to lash out. Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered, her air slightly chilled. Something malicious resents her presence, something clouding her senses & threatening her very sanity.

In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned she is a descendant of the de Greys & heir to Winterbourne. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents or her lineage. At long last, Rachel will find answers to questions about her identity that have haunted her entire life. But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys. A legacy borne from greed & deceit, twisted by madness, & suffused with unrequited love & unequivocal rage.

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Haunting, intriguing, suspenseful and ominous, this is the kind of book that is perfect for those dreary, rainy, spring days stuck indoors. Curl up with this well-written, creepy, modern gothic novel, a cozy blanket & a nice cup of tea, & you have the recipe for a perfect day of quarantine reading!

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Don’t forget tonight is the last night to enter my latest giveaway. Click HERE to go directly to the Instagram giveaway & stay tuned for a new one coming soon! I’m feeling very generous these days!

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