Author – Isobel Blackthorn.
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.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – IBlackthorn
Publisher – Creativia Publishing
Pages – 257
The Blurb –
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?
Today is my stop on the Clarissa’s Warning blog tour. Many thanks to @rararesources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This was a really interesting read. The story follows Claire and her labour of love. Having holidayed in the Canary Islands when she was younger, Claire has an affinity for the islands especially Fuerteventura.
She is now a wealthy adult thanks to a lottery win and by chance sees a property for sale on the island. Not having many ties in England she takes the plunge and buys what can only be described as a ruin.
The book goes into great detail of how she goes about restoring this property, using a local builder. Whilst the building work is progressing, she discovers that her new home is considered cursed by the locals and many people will have nothing to do with it.
She is forced into doing her own investigations when she discovers things keep moving and she hears noises. Is she being targeted by a local who doesn’t like her restoration of the property or is there some more supernatural going on.
Purchase Links – – viewbook.at/ClarissaWarning