Blog Tour – Abberton House by Debbie Ioanna

Synopsis

Two families. 100 years apart. A sinister haunting…

It was supposed to be the dream house for Adam, Catherine, and their daughter, Bella. But dream houses can hold secrets. Settling in to their new home, the family realise they are not the only inhabitants of Abberton House.

A dark past continues to haunt the idyllic Yorkshire home, and those who remain want Adam and Catherine to know the truth. Frightened, Adam and Catherine begin to piece together what really happened at this once perfect abode.

A missing family, an elderly man searching for the truth, and secrets waiting to be revealed, moving in to Abberton House could be the worst decision the family made.

About The Author

            Debbie is a multi-genre indie author and blogger who was born in Bradford and lives there with her husband, two-year-old daughter and anti-social cat Cleo. When she isn’t busy being a Mum, working for her local council or studying towards her Open University degree, she is busy focusing on her writing career.

            Debbie doesn’t write to just one genre as she likes to write about anything. She is currently working on a romantic-comedy series but who knows what she will be working on in the future. As well as writing novels, short stories and blogs for her website, she is also reviewing other works by indie authors. She is passionate about helping other indie authors as she knows it is a hard world to master and getting reviews is a challenge on its own.

            Debbie has been a regular attending author at the UK Indie Lit Fest in Bradford for the last few years and will be returning in 2020, as well as attending events in Shipley and Liverpool for the first time.

            Debbie began studying with the Open University in 2015, aiming towards a BA Honours in Humanities, focusing on History and Creative Writing which are her two greatest passions. It is a part-time course, due to end in 2021 which Debbie is hoping means she will have more time to write.

My Thoughts

Thanks so much to Emma at damppebbles for organising this tour and sending me a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I’m easily scared. Especially by ghosts. Well done me for picking signing up to review a ghost story! But I have to say it was an enjoyable read that I finished in less than 24 hours!

Adam, Catherine and Bella move into the idyllic Abberton House in the Yorkshire countryside to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. They couldn’t believe that they managed to get the property on their first offer! Such luck! This is already spelling disaster…

When they move in, there are footsteps running up and down the landing, a child called Charlotte playing in Bella’s bedroom and a woman who stares forlornly out of the window. Switching between 2016 and 1916, we learn of the fate of the family who lived in and now haunt the house. At the beginning, these “house guests” as they are referred to don’t really bother the family. But soon the spirits get restless and it’s up to Adam and Catherine to figure out why.

This book was really atmospheric and there were definitely some creepy moments for little wimpy me. The characters were likeable and I was so desperate to find out what happened to the family. Did they run away? Was there a murder? If so, who was the culprit? For me, it was definitely a mystery with a paranormal element rather than horror as it was creepy rather than scary. In the ensemble, I could definitely pick out the typical village characters such as the slightly overbearing, nosy mother and the village savant who knows all about the history of the place.

I really liked the ending. I won’t say what happened because I don’t want to spoil it, but it wrapped the book up really nicely and left me feeling satisfied and hopeful.

I would recommend Abberton House to those of you who like a mystery and the paranormal. It’s the perfect read for spooky season or just chilling out at home.

Tour Dates and Links

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Debbie_Cleo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbieioannaauthor/

Website: https://debbie-ioanna-author.blog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbieioannaauthor/

Purchase Links:

Panther Publishing: http://bit.ly/38Ho0C3

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3tqULeY

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3rU3vKe

Publishing Information:

Published by Panther Publishing on 1st September 2020

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