The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

We are who we are because of those we choose to love and because of those who love us

A truly haunting tale. This was recommended to me by a friend so when I found it in a second hand book shop for 50p, I couldn’t turn it down. Its been staring at me for a while, but I promised myself I wouldn’t read it until December.

Wow. That is all I can say. It takes a little while to start, but once it does, you can’t put it down.

Lets just start by looking at the cover. Its such a beautiful front cover. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but just look how pretty!

It follows the story of Freddie Watson, who is in France to spend the Christmas holidays with his friends in France when his car over turns.

After heading to a nearby hotel, he is invited to celebrate with the town and meets a beautiful woman named Fabrissa. They spend the whole night together, speaking of loss. Both of them have lost their brothers, Freddie still stuck in the vicious grieving cycle, mainly because George’s body was never found. But the next morning, Freddie awakes in his hotel room with no recollection of how he got there. Even stranger, no one seems to know the woman who Freddie spent the night with, or even remember seeing Freddie at the party.

This is a really haunting book, filled with as many twists and turns as the medieval village it’s set in. The wintery setting really adds to the atmosphere of it being creepy.

A definite recommend to anyone who loves ghost stories, or thrillers or just creepy locations. Unfortunately, the village if Nulle, where it is set, doesn’t really exist, but Mosse’s description of it makes it seem alive.

Happy Reading


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