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The Haunting of Maddy Clare - Community Reviews back

by Pamela Garelick, Simone St. James
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WhiskeyintheJar Romance
WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it 2 years ago
“The ghost in Waringstoke is female,” he explained. “She was, apparently, a servant girl who worked for the family. She hanged herself in the barn at the age of nineteen.” I've been wanting a more creepy Halloween Bingo story and this delivered. Told in first person, Sarah gets a call from her tem...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 4 years ago
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis--rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts--has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nine...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 4 years ago
Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the ba...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
Wow. I put this book on my 'maybe' list well over a year ago and then promptly overlooked it for ages. I even gave up and removed it from my lists altogether because I figured if I hadn't bought it yet, I wasn't really interested. A recent review here on BL highly rating it brought it back to m...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 5 years ago
Well my opinion hasn't changed! I finished reading this last night and I still think it's a fabulous story from start to finish! I just loved St. James' writing style and the way she can create this creepy, suspenseful atmosphere. She definitely has a knack for writing ghost stories. Words really c...
The More I Read. . .
The More I Read. . . rated it 5 years ago
M. R. James, a master at creating subtle, creeping unease in his ghost stories believed that the "(t)wo ingredients most valuable in the concocting of a ghost story are the atmosphere and the nicely managed crescendo." Not only does The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James have atmosphere gua...
Chelsea Russell's Blog
Chelsea Russell's Blog rated it 6 years ago
I thought this was an interesting mystery. It had great atmosphere and I absolutely loved the setting. I wasn't necessarily keen on Matthew Ryder as the hero. He was an alright character, but nothing spectacular. The romance portion was a bit too fake for me. Sarah, the main character, was a little ...
Blue Cat Review
Blue Cat Review rated it 6 years ago
I haven't read any ghost stories before. This was recommended to me by Sarah, my daughter. She was wildly excited about it and had just finished the second book by this author. It was not at all what I expected. A ghost story is classified as horror, but this really wasn't all that scary. There were...
Bellwether Book Reviews
Bellwether Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
A terribly satisfying ghost story with a quiet, believable romantic subplot. As much as I wanted to give this book five stars, but the mystery turns out not to be much of a mystery at all. All of the people who appear to be villains are villains.
AmySea
AmySea rated it 6 years ago
Well, it has been a long time since I've stayed up until 3 am finishing a book! This was a really hair-raising ghost story, an engaging mystery story, a compelling piece of historical fiction, and a really steamy romance novel all rolled into one. I don't know how St. James managed to keep all th...
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