I absolutely loved Purcell’s first Gothic novel, The Silent Companions, but was disappointed in the second, The Corset. Naturally, I was very curious about Bone China, her latest book, to see if it would recapture everything I loved about The Silent Companions. It absolutely did -- Bone China is a fantastic addition to her growing repertoire of Gothic fiction.
The Silent Companions had been sitting quietly on my Kindle for months when Author Sister recommended it. She had purchased the hardcover and absolutely devoured it -- it ticks a lot of boxes for both of us. I decided to pick up her copy to beat back some of the post-holiday fatigue and was floored by this modern gothic novel.
Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, 2018 just seems full of promise. I've rounded off my year of reading and am looking forward to sticking to my resolutions and making this space even better for you guys. Let's take a look at the last reading round-up of 2017. Spoiler alert: it was a good month!