Jan 27, 2014

Book Review: The Midnight Side

Dare to cross over...

Isa DeWitt is not alarmed when she receives a phone call in the early morning hours from her cousin Alette -- they'd always been close -- until she later discovers that Alette has been dead for two days. Then Isa receives three sealed envelopes -- a final request from Alette that will wreak evil vengeance on the living ...

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Let me start off with an apology.  The formatting on this review  is slightly strange because Blogger isn't cooperating.  And since I have too many other things to worry about, I am not going to stress over a bit of formatting.

I first discovered Ms. Mostert a few years ago when I had the opportunity to review Seasons of the Witch.  It was excellent and I put her down on my list of authors to watch for. It wasn't until recently that I have seen some more books that out by her as some of Ms. Mostert's books have been re-released.  I will be reviewing a few of those.

THE MIDNIGHT SIDE has definite Gothic overlay to it what with phone calls from the dead.  It is a book of revenge, endings and new beginnings. Set in London in the twentieth century, Isa is asked to follow the instructions in those three letters.  In doing so, she discovers a few things about herself and the other people that Alette had surrounded herself with.

I was sold on this book within the first few pages.  The writing is rich and layered yet not wordy.  There is such a general eeriness to the whole story starting with call coming in middle of the night on one of those old landline phones.  If you get an opportunity to read this book, I highly recommend doing so though it might keep you up a bit at night. 


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