Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Supernatural

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

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The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

**4 out of 5 stars**

It’s 1917 in England. Stella is struggling after the death of her fiancĂ© and welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister Madeleine at her country mansion, Greyswick. However Stella arrives to a house of unease and Madeleine gripped by fear. Quickly, strange incidents disturb Stella – sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs – and she is drawn to the tragic history of the house. Stella is aided by a wounded war veteran to uncover the mansion’s dark and terrible secrets…

This was quite the creepy haunted house story! It’s very clear that Stella and Madeleine aren’t imagining things, so it really made me ponder on why the others in that house couldn’t notice anything unusual. I wish I could have read this in bigger time sections instead of here and there over several days because the atmosphere felt like it could have been really intense if I didn’t have to keep putting the book down (my life getting in the way of my reading, again haha). It was a very well written and engaging novel, kudos to the author on such a great debut book. I’d happily recommend this for those that enjoy supernatural fiction and/or those that are looking for something a little different to their normal reads.

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