Title: Echoes of Home by M.L Rayner
Date Published: 1st January 2021
Publisher: Question Mark Press
Genre: Ghost story
After accepting a generous opportunity to start afresh, Leslie Wills, a young man from Stoke-on-Trent, eagerly begins his long-distance journey to the Scottish Highlands of Elphin, a settled village that sits huddled amongst the dominating mountains. Its people are welcoming, and the beauty of the land is great. But deep within its Highland paths, a location rests hidden from the public’s eye. A location which entices you to learn the truth of its troubled past. But once you bear witness to its sights and sounds, its presences will never allow you to forget.
Uncover the truth, Journeying back to a forgotten time. With a plot full of secrets and suspicion that will leave you longing for answers.
I want to thank Zoe at Zooloos book tour for inviting me on this tour and Question Mark Press for providing me with a copy of Echoes of Home in exchange for an honest review.
I love a ghost story so when I read the blurb for Echoes of Home it piqued my interest.
His long-lost brother gifts Leslie a cottage and he grabs the opportunity for a fresh start, but the cottage has a terrible past that he’s about to discover.
Goodness, I didn’t realise this was going to be quite such an emotional ride, with some really moving and tragic moments. Of course, there were some good spine chilling and spooky instances too.
Leslie is the kind of character you may not exactly like but you feel sorry for. He’s the youngest of five and seemed like a person who’d got a bad lot in life through no fault of his own.
The story was reinforced with some nice historical research including the potato famine, which started in Ireland and spread over which I honestly had no idea about.
I found this a bit of a slow burn, particularly the first half and some of the dialogue felt a little stilted at times but of course that’s just my opinion.
Echoes of home is a quick read full of sinister and spooky moments. A definite must if you love ghost stories!
About The Author:
Born and bred in the county of Staffordshire. Matt is a keen reader of classical, horror and fantasy literature and enjoys writing in the style of traditional ghost stories. During his working life, Matt joined the ambulance service in 2009, transporting critically ill patients all over the UK. After writing his first novel, Matt was welcomed into the family of Question Mark Press publishing and now dedicates his time on future releases. His hobbies include genealogy and hiking, and he enjoys spending time with his wife, Emma, his children, and his family.
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