Darkmere by Helen Maslin
  

Darkmere

Written by Helen Maslin

13+ readers   Summer Reading/Activity    eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Helen Maslin cleverly weaves together two gripping stories in this gothic ghost story. Modern day Kate is delighted when Leo, the boy she is sort of in a relationship with, asks her to spend the summer with him and a group of his friends at Darkmere, the castle he’s inherited. Leo is rich, charismatic, but also selfish and often cruel. Of course she goes. Darkmere Castle is beautiful, perched on top of cliffs overlooking the sea. But is it also cursed? Certainly the family’s eldest sons seem to come to nasty sudden ends. The reason is explained in the parallel story of Elinor, the young woman two centuries earlier who was married to Darkmere’s owner, another cruel, violent man. The tension mounts oppressively chapter by chapter until even Darkmere’s sunny beaches become places of danger. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher I’m mesmerized by Helen Maslin’s frighteningly real blend of modern romance, Gothic ghost story and a beautiful charmed and doomed tale of lost love from long ago. You know the feeling, when you can’t wait for daylight to dawn and it’s going to be all right again, then suddenly it’s so, so NOT ! I loved it. No thanks, I don’t feel like going to the beach today. Or ever again!

Synopsis

Darkmere by Helen Maslin

A castle. A curse. One dangerous holiday. Leo has invited Kate and a few friends to spend the summer at his inheritance, Darkmere Castle: as wild and remote as it is beautiful. Kate thinks it will be the perfect place for her and Leo to get together - but instead, she's drawn into the dark story of a young nineteenth-century bride who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house ...and whose curse now hangs over them all.

About the Author

Helen Maslin

Helen Maslin lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two young sons.
She has studied English, History and Art History – which remain her chief
interests. She also runs a fun but very messy art club at her children’s
primary school. Her favourite things are brightly-coloured hair, the smell of
new books, Lichtenstein’s art and cake.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Helen Maslin
More books by Helen Maslin

Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2015

ISBN

9781910002346

Categories


It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools