Review: Priory by Becky Wright
Publisher: Platform House
Genre: Gothic suspense
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Memories are like ghosts. They linger in doorways, whisper with the howling wind when lightning strikes. They are the dark phantoms of my youth. My mind buried my memories for good reason, and I spent forty years believing I could escape them.
Until with one phone call, I found myself in my childhood home: Hardacre Priory.
I knew from the first step through the door that it was all over. The forgotten events of 1979 leapt to the surface and screamed their truths. Everything I thought to be true was a lie.
Entering those halls was an open invitation… Not for me, but for every ill wish, vengeful thought, and dark deed that ever existed.
Having read and reviewed another book by this author ('Daughters of the Oak' in the early days of my blog) I was excited to see this new series advertised. Becky reached out for ARC readers on Instagram so I couldn't resist requesting a copy for an honest review.
Just as with 'Daughters of the Oak', the author's style continues to be darkly atmospheric throughout this novel. The plot unfolds through the chapters, and each time I put it down, I could feel the scenes staying under my skin, prickling gently until I picked it back up. The descriptions are intricate and tangible and the characters have stayed with me since finishing it. I don't want to give anything away regarding the blurb, but there are twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end.
Becky Wright has several other titles, all within a similar genre and I'm planning to work my way through them while I wait for the next book in this series, which I'm eagerly awaiting. If you enjoy richly written gothic suspense or ghost stories, this would be a perfect novel to curl up with as the dark nights close in. Thanks again to Becky for sending me a copy for review.