I received this copy from Titan Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

*Publication Date – 18th February 2020*

The blurb from the back of the book:

1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms.

Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens.

But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end…


I felt like this story was very cleverly written. The author has set the scene so well, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

It was dark and gothic-feeling with a lot of mystery and detective work thrown in.

I really enjoyed it.

I felt like the first few chapters were a bit slow-going, but then I was pulled in and I couldn’t put it down. I read this book in just two sittings.

I would definitely recommend this if you love a bit of dark mystery.

I gave this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️