Edinburgh 1880. When Amy Osbourne’s parents are lost at sea, she is forced to leave her London home and is sent to live with her aunt and uncle at the opposite end of the country.
Alardyce House is depressing and dreary, her aunt haughty and cruel. Amy strikes up a friendship with her cousin Edward but his older brother Henry is just as conceited as his mother, and a mutual loathing develops between him and Amy.
As her weeks of mourning pass, the realisation begins to dawn on Amy that her aunt has designs on her inheritance and the candidate she favours to be her neice’s husband fills Amy with horror. Struggling in this strange, unwelcoming environment, Amy begins to suspect that something isn’t right at Alardyce House.
There are rumours below stairs of a monster on the loose, local women are being brutally attacked and her cousin Henry is the prime suspect. Alardyce House is full of dark secrets and Amy isn’t sure who she can trust…
The author is known for writing gangland novels, The Missing Girls of Alardyce House is very different so when I saw this I just had to read it. If an author switches genres then they can write anything Heather clearly shows this throughout the story.
I am not normally a fan of historial but holy smoke what a book! We are transported back to 1880 and follow Amy on a dark and twisted story. It starts off very steamy when Amy is sent to live with her aunt at Alardyce House and she gets close to Edward. Then things take a turn and nothing in is the story is what it seems.
The author totally fools the reader with this adrenaline pumping, pulse racing story! Keeping me on the edge of my seat. I read this in one sitting….I could’nt put it down. Willing Amy along on a rolllercoaster ride that I found myself part of. It is full of OMG moments From passion to tension with some rather dark uncomfortable torturous moments keeping me on tender hooks.
The Missing Girls of Alardyce House is more than what I expected. The twists and turns are amazing…It is flipping awesome. I cannot recommend this book enough. Giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Rachel for the blog tour invite and to Boldwood Books for a copy.
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Author Bio –
Heather Atkinson is the author of over fifty books – predominantly in the crime fiction genre. Although Lancashire born and bred she now lives with her family, including twin teenage daughters, on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Her gangland series for Boldwood, set on the fictional Gallowburn estate in Glasgow begins with the title Blood Brothers.
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