Those in line to the Malenfer estate are succumbing to terrible ends –is a supernatural legacy at work, or something entirely more human?
Young Irish mercenary Dermot Ward retreats to Paris at the close of World War I where he drinks to forget his experiences, especially the death of his comrade, Arthur Malenfer. But Arthur has not forgotten Dermot. Dead but not departed, Arthur has unfinished business and needs the help of the living.
Upon his arrival at Malenfer Manor, Dermot finds himself embroiled in a mystery of murder, succession, and ambition. Dermot falls in love with the youngest Malenfer, the beautiful fey Simonne, but in his way are Simonne’s mismatched fiancé, her own connections to the spirit world, Dermot’s guilt over the circumstances of Arthur’s death… and the curse.
When a book is so full of twists, turns, details, and awesomeness, a reviewer has a hard time putting down enough words for any one that might read the reviews to understand that the book was great, I just don't want to ruin anything.
Iain has a gift for his characters. I think that was the thing that I liked best about the book. These people that he brings to life aren't just 2D. They are like real people, people you could've known your entire life and they just had a secret past or something just as amazing.
The book is well-written and doesn't necessarily end up where you might expect. Iain does a great job of tying the pieces together and answering the readers' questions. The book leaves you feeling satisified and glad you took the ride with the author.
It's a great read for those that enjoy a mixing genre... it has a lot of elements. Check it out!
Iain is a writer of gothic mysteries.
He was born and raised in Scotland. He studied History and Geography at the University of Glasgow.
The World Wars left Iain’s family with generations of widows. As a result, Iain has always been interested in the tangible effects of history on family dynamics and in the power of narrative to awaken those long dead. For the characters in The Curse of Malenfer Manor, he drew on childhood reminiscences and verbal family history—though he hastens to add that his family had barely a penny, far less a manor, and any ghosts dwell only in memory.
He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and two children.