When Gemma discovers a pair of ancient duelling pistols encrusted with rubies in the basement of the local museum, she is immediately intrigued…
On a fateful night in 1838 two sisters were found shot in the cellars of Red Hill Hall. And when Gemma begins to delve deeper into their history she begins to realise that the secrets of that night are darker than anyone had ever imagined.
As the shocking events of the past begin to unravel, Gemma’s own life starts to fall apart. Loyalties are tested and suddenly it seems as if history is repeating itself, as Gemma learns that female friendships can be deadly…
Author Bio: Kathleen McGurl lives near the sea in Bournemouth, with her husband, sons and cats. She began her writing career creating short stories, and sold dozens to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Then she got side-tracked onto family history research – which led eventually to writing novels with genealogy themes. She has always been fascinated by the past, and the ways in which the past can influence the present., and enjoys exploring these links in her novels.
When not writing or working at her full-time job in IT, she likes to go out running or swimming, both of which she does rather slowly. She is definitely quicker at writing.
This is a dual-history novel which is becoming one of my favorite genres.
It was fast paced,so very intriguing, every chapter ended with a cliff hanger and it was full of deceitfulness. It was basically everything I wanted out of a novel and more with an extremely clever ending
The Daughters of Red Hill Hall is the first of Kathleen McGurl’s books that I have read but it definitely will not be the last I will certainly be looking out for ‘The Pearl Locket’.
I would recommended this for lovers of dual/historical fiction.
4 of 5 stars
I would love some good recommendations of more novels similar to this one as MCgurl has whetted my appetite for this gone of genre even more. Tweet me or message me