A Gothic novel in the romantic suspense tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt... CAULDSTANE, the new novel from the award-winning author of Kindle bestseller, HOUSE OF SILENCE. SYNOPSIS When ghostwriter Jenny Ryan is summoned to the Scottish Highlands by Sholto MacNab – retired... show more
A Gothic novel in the romantic suspense tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt...
CAULDSTANE, the new novel from the award-winning author of Kindle bestseller, HOUSE OF SILENCE.
When ghostwriter Jenny Ryan is summoned to the Scottish Highlands by Sholto MacNab – retired adventurer and Laird of Cauldstane Castle – she’s prepared for travellers’ tales, but not the MacNabs’ violent and tragic history.
Lust, betrayal and murder have blighted family fortunes for generations, together with an ancient curse. As members of the family confide their sins and their secrets, Jenny learns why Cauldstane’s uncertain future divides father and sons.
But someone resents Jenny’s presence. Someone thinks she’s getting too close to Alec MacNab – swordsmith, widower and heir to Cauldstane. Someone will stop at nothing until Jenny has been driven away. Or driven mad.
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Especially a dead woman.
Reviews for CAULDSTANE...
"Absolutely modern and gloriously gothic... There's a remote and decrepit Scottish castle, (with a curse attached, of course), a wicked stepmother, a feisty but emotionally vulnerable heroine, more handsome men than you can shake a sword at, and a very dangerous ghost."
KATHLEEN JONES, author of Margaret Forster: A Life in Books
"The castle is a character in its own right, as evocative as Manderley, and a perfect setting for this gothic tale of love and the struggle between good and evil."
I PREFER READING book blog
Praise for Linda Gillard's other novels...
"The emotional power in these novels makes this reviewer reflect on how Charlotte and Emily Bronte might have written if they were living and writing now."
"STAR GAZING was a joy to read from the first page to the last... Romantic and quirky and beautifully written."
"HOUSE OF SILENCE is one of those books you'll put everything else on hold for."
CORNFLOWER BOOKS blog
EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY - "A love story filled with passion and paint-stripping honesty."
HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS ARTS JOURNAL