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15/03/2019

#BlogTour: Clarissa's Warning by Isobel Blackthorn @IBlackthorn @rararesources #ClarissasWarning #bookbloggers


Published on 14th November 2018. My thanks to the author for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the Blog Tour. You can get your copy of the book here.


Clarissa’s Warning is a haunted-house gothic mystery set on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
A lottery jackpot changes Claire Bennett’s life.
She buys an ancient stone ruin on the island of her dreams. Her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger, but Claire pays no heed.
Soon after moving to the idyllic island, Claire is confronted by a mystery. As the sinister story of her home slowly uncovers, Claire enters a world of inexplicable events and ordeals. Someone or something doesn't want her there.
But is it really a curse, or is there something else behind the events?

My Thoughts

Clarissa's Warning was a wonderful bit of escapism on the past few rainy windy days. Claire wins the lottery and buys a run down home on the island of Fuerteventura. What starts off with much excitement begins to turn a bit sinister in this nuanced plot of peculiarities that start to occur. Things that start moving about and that is just the start of it. 

This is the first book that I have read by Isobel Blackthorn and I must say that I found her writing to be particularly impressive. There is a great sense of location throughout and the fact that this was set on one of the Canary Islands was something that brought a unique factor. 

Claire was an intriguing character and one that I didn't particularly find endearing. However it would seem that she should have paid more notice to her Aunt Clarissa's Warning. I am loathe to give any more away about the plot as I don't do spoilers. 

This book is not fast paced, there isn't action at every turn but there is something of a slow boil to proceedings that crept under my skin and made me want to find out how things ended and I actually really enjoyed this manner of story telling. 

The mystery and intrigue is palpable throughout and I really liked it. 

About the Author:
Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of brilliant, original fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mystery novels, captivating travel fiction, and hilarious dark satire. Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism and carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives near Melbourne, Australia, with her little white cat. 





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