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#BookReview Beneath London’s Fog By Iona Caldwell

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Thank You very much to the publisher – Fyre Syde for the review copy.
ISBN13: 9780578488905
Genre: Horror
Release date: 30 10 2019
Price*: Kindle £2.39 (GBP)/  Paperback £N/A (GBP)
Kindle $2.95 (USD)/ Paperback $N/A (USD)
Pages: ~ 113
My rating: 7/10
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK

Description of the book: Jonathan is the immortal master of Raven Hollow Manor – a decrepit mansion riddled with superstition, murder and restless ghosts. Beneath it lies a restless malice.

It’s previous owner-driven mad, violently kills his guests with a rusted axe, creating the perfect venue for Jonathan to seclude himself in a prison of his own device.

When the streets of London begin to run red with blood; the bodies exhibiting disturbing signs and baffling wounds, the identity of the killer remains elusive to police.

The bodies are just the beginning of Jonathan’s troubles. A mysterious letter accusing Jonathan of committing the murders appear, raising suspicion in the police. Hidden beneath the mangled bodies, Jonathan soon realizes he is being forced to face demons he thought died in a forlorn past he attempted to escape.

One thing Jonathan knows for certain: He must deal with the demons of his past if he is to survive his future. Not only him but those he has come to love as well.

How this book made me feel: I was absolutely mesmerized by the cover of this book. It looks dark and mysterious, promising an intriguing horror story, that I really enjoyed.

The protagonist of this novella is Jonathan, a vampire, who is trying to blend in into society, and this book is told from his perspective. I really liked the main character, he is charismatic and very human-like. I enjoyed his thoughts and feelings, it was quite surprising to see how much warmth and love a vampire can have. 🙂

The narrative of this novella is quite layered and the reader can enjoy not only the present events but also very amusing events from Jonathan’s past. I really liked the mystical creatures that the author used in this book, I found them very intriguing.

The setting of the book is very dark and spooky, I could feel the gloominess even when the events were supposed to be positive. The writing style and the narrative did feel unfinished and a little bit rough. It does have elegance and it has a good storyline, but it does need a little more work. The chapters of this book are quite short, and the novella didn’t leave me bored. I liked the ending of this book, it rounded the story well, but at the same time left me guessing of the possible outcomes.

So, to conclude, it was an interesting vampire story, filled with mysterious creatures and very human-like feelings. The plot was intriguing and I liked the story it had to tell. If you are looking for a quick novella for this Halloween, give this book a go, I hope you will like it. 🙂

Thank You for Your time ❤

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About the author: Iona Caldwell is the author of the British Occult Fiction, Beneath London’s Fog set to be published by FyreSyde Publishing in October 2019. When she is not busy weaving worlds of the arcane and dark, she is spending time out in nature. She loves books. Her biggest inspirations are H.P Lovecraft, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Edgar Allen Poe. She blogs about many things but mostly everything bookish. All of her novels are stand-alone novellas, each with a cast of people she hopes her readers will come to love as much as she has.

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