Monday, April 11, 2016
Black Rabbit Hall/Eve Chase/371 pgs.
Lorna Dunaway is drawn to Pencraw Hall in Cornwall as a possible venue for her upcoming wedding. Once Lorna visits Pencraw Hall, she feels as if she has been there before. It turns out that Pencraw Hall was the summer home for the Alton family from London. The Altons referred to Pencraw Hall as Black Rabbit Hall, and events that occurred in the late 60s ultimately result in two stories coming together: the Alton family in the past, and Lorna's thirty years later. There is a sense of foreboding almost from the beginning and throughout the novel, with a very satisfying conclusion. It's a debut novel; I look forward to other works by this author. Highly recommended!