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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Review: Windwalker by Natasha Mostert


Print Length: 366 pages
Publisher: Portable Magic Ltd. (December 21, 2013)

From Goodreads.com: From the award-winning author of Season of the Witch, comes a highly original story of murder, redemption, eternal love and destiny. WINDWALKER will keep you on the edge of your seat. And break your heart.

When photographer, Justine Callaway, walks into the deserted English mansion, Paradine Park, she doesn’t suspect that she is opening the door to the greatest mystery–and magic–of her life.

Justine becomes obsessed by the family who used to live in the house, especially the oldest son, Adam Buchanan. But why is she so drawn to a man who had killed his brother nine years before? And why, as she photographs the house, does she discover ghostly images she knows she did not record?

Even more unsettling, she senses someone is stalking her, watching her...



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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5
I found this author through Netgalley some time ago (in fact, I absolutely loved her novel Season of the Witch), so I was super excited to read this one. However where Season of the Witch was brilliant and engaging, this novel seemed to fall quite short of the mark. 

The story-lines were over complex to the point of being either completely confusing or completely pointless (in fact there were instances of characters disappearing from the story completely), and I couldn't find myself even getting into this story. The characters were well written, but there was nothing in them that I found likable, so sorry to say, I didn't really care about what happened to them. 

This is an author I would try again simply based on her other works, and hopefully the rest of her stories are better. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 



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Windwalker is available from Amazon.com

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