Description – When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.
But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and Rachel’s perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – David’s previous wife. Is this Jamie’s way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought?
As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie’s outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife’s untimely death, less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie’s words:
‘You will be dead by Christmas.’
Publication Date ~ 16th June 2016
Published By ~ Harper Collins
Kindle Edition ~ Amazon
My Thoughts – I really wanted to love this book, I had such great expectations and jumped straight in after reading the blurb. Sadly it just wasn’t what I was expecting, although it did keep me turning the pages.
For me this book was a very slow burner, set in Cornwall I often wondered if I was reading the right book as it just felt too descriptive and I found myself skimming pages. Don’t get me wrong, I love a book that gives you the setting in detail and it makes you feel like you are there along with the characters but this just felt too much and just wasn’t for me. Great for anyone who may be interested in the mining industry in Cornwall though.
There aren’t many characters in The Fire Child and I didn’t feel like I really connected with any of them. I often felt like there was more to be told about them, but that didn’t seem to be the case.
The Fire Child does a have a good story in it though and I did find myself at maybe about 70% in wanting to find out what happens, it was just a shame it was a struggle to get there but this is just my opinion and I’m sure that lots of people will love this book.
My Rating 3/5