Darkmere by Helen Maslin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is another book that I borrowed from the library and really enjoyed.
When the most popular boy in school invites Kate to spend the summer with his friends at the castle he recently inherited, she's ecstatic. However, it doesn't take her long to realise that Leo is a jerk and Darkmere is a creepy castle with countless of stories about curses and ghosts.
In between Kate's chapters, we get to read the POV of Elinor. A young woman who marries the man who owned the castle 200 hundred years before. Her life is one of misery and heartache, and everything about Darkmere is soon revealed.
I loved that the shared POVs worked so well together as the events of the present are slowly realised from what happened in the past.
This turned out to be a creepy read with several spooky scenes that kept the dark atmospheric tension alive all the way through. The story was unpredictable, addictive and kept me guessing.
I really enjoyed it!