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Ghostwalk - Rebecca Stott
Ghostwalk
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A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton’s involvement with alchemy–the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century–remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his... show more
A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton’s involvement with alchemy–the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century–remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother’s book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth’s house–a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth’s research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them. Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385521079 (0385521073)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 322
Edition language: English
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MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
4.0 Ghostwalk
I greatly enjoyed this book. I honestly did not expect much, when I first began reading it, but it sucked me in very slowly, delicately, like spider silk weaving around me and cocooning me in the story.The writing style took a while to get used to, but overall that is the only complaint I have about...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
2.0 Ghostwalk
Well, this was an interesting idea. I listened to it and the reader was pretty good; I enjoyed her, actually. But the story was a letdown. I started losing interest maybe 2/3 of the way through? I liked the idea of the 17th century leaking into this century and deaths being mirrored. I liked the ide...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0
OMG..this book dragged on and on..premise for the book was good..writing, not so much! I really felt the author could have done a better job in describing the events and sucking the readers in.
Jude's World
Jude's World rated it
I wish i could give a serious review of this book....alas! i cannot5 Stars for the Story Premise....Isaac Newton's career at Cambridge University....as a Mathematician & an Alchemist....such Potential!2 Stars for the actual delivery...i disliked the Narrator/Narrative Device...bloodless/soulless to ...
She Reads Everything
She Reads Everything rated it
3.0 Ghostwalk
Ghostwalk combines the intellectual snobbery of The Secret History with Dark Matter's treatment of Newtonian history, liberally sprinkled with [b:The Turn of the Screw|12948|The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Popular Classics)|Henry James|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31rAkcucrQL._SL75_.jpg|9908...
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