Title: The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Date Published: 10th January 2019
Genre: Horror/Ghost Story
Ghosts have always walked there. Now they’re not alone…
In the depths of Edinburgh, an evil presence is released. Hannah and her colleagues are tour guides who lead their visitors along the spooky, derelict Henderson Close, thrilling them with tales of spectres and murder. For Hannah it is her dream job, but not for long. Who is the mysterious figure that disappears around a corner? What is happening in the old print shop? And who is the little girl with no face?
The legends of Henderson Close are becoming all too real. The Auld De’il is out – and even the spirits are afraid.
After the breakdown of her marriage and her daughter moving abroad, Hannah lands her dream job, leading tourist round the legendary Henderson Close buried under modern Edinburgh. It quick becomes a nightmare when unexplained things start happening to Hannah and her friends George and Mairead. The ghostly going on get worse, it’s clear something evil has been released. Can Hannah stop things before it gets any worse?
The Haunting of Henderson Close is fascinating ghostly read, that combines mystery with myths and legends.
There are two narratives, switching between modern day Edinburgh and the 19th century which I really enjoyed. The author does really well trying to get the atmosphere across of olden day Henderson Close, the ending stink, brutally and poverty of those less fortunate.
There is so much in this story, time slips, disappearing people, demons, intriguing characters and spooky goings on but I want to maintain that element of mystery for you so I’m not going to say too much more.
If you like a bit of a scare but not a fan of blood and guts, I would suggest you should pick this up as it’s not overly gory.
Honestly though, this is another book that I’ve read recently that I don’t quite know what to make of the ending, did I like it, did I not? The jury is out on that.
Overall The Haunting of Henderson Close is atmospheric and creepy read with an air of mystery that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: (From www.catherinecavendish.com)
Hello, my name’s Catherine Cavendish and I write horror fiction – frequently with ghostly, supernatural, Gothic and haunted house themes.
Out now – from Flame Tree Press – THE HAUNTING OF HENDERSON CLOSE. Ghostly horror set in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Available now from Kensington-Lyrical – the NEMESIS OF THE GODS trilogy: WRATH OF THE ANCIENTS, WAKING THE ANCIENTS and DAMNED BY THE ANCIENTS – set in Egypt and Vienna and featuring the sinister Dr. Emeryk Quintillus whose obsession has stayed with him past the grave.
My novellas COLD REVENGE, MISS ABIGAIL’S ROOM, THE DEMONS OF CAMBIAN STREET, THE DEVIL INSIDE HER and THE SECOND WIFE have now been released in new editions by Crossroad Press.
My novels THE DEVIL’S SERENADE and SAVING GRACE DEVINE have also been released in new editions by Crossroad Press, as have my novel of the Lancashire Witches – THE PENDLE CURSE – and my novellas, LINDEN MANOR and DARK AVENGING ANGEL.
I live with a long-suffering husband and a delightful black cat who has never forgotten that her species used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt. She sees no reason why that practice should not continue. Who am I to argue?
When not slaving over a hot computer, I enjoy wandering around Neolithic stone circles and visiting old haunted houses.
Twitter : @Cat_Cavendish