The Seance

The Seance by John Harwood
John Harwood
Houghton Mifflin
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After her younger sister died, Constance Langton has been left to deal with a lot of baggage, especially since her mother cannot get over the sadness of Almas death to take care of anything. To help her mother, she starts pretends to be her sister in sīŋŠances that her mother performs. This proves to be too much for her mother to handle and soon after, her mother dies. Constance is then left by herself with a house that is full of bad memories and supernatural occurrences by a relative. She is advised to get rid of the house but is unable to do so. The novel goes into detail about the stories behind the previous owners of the house, including a woman named Eleanor Unwin.

The novel is set in Victorian England. The background adds to the spooky undertone to the story. There is a lot going on here, including ghosts and mysteries and events that shouldnt be happening. I loved the idea behind the story, and it was very interesting, but the fact that there was too much going on and the language the author used made it somewhat hard for me to read the story. I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in mysteries and with a lot of time on their hands because its not a quick read.

Reviewer Age:22

Reviewer City, State and Country: Philadelphia, PA United States


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