Book Review: The Shadowy Horses by Susana Kearsley


Title: The Shadowy Horses

By: Susanna Kearsley

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 430

Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark 

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

The Invincible Ninth Roman Legion Marches from York to Fight The Northern Tribes. and then Vanishes from the Pages of History.

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.

Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has "seen" a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.


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I loved this book. There was so much mystery and the inherent creep factor. When I read a book set in Scotland, I expect there to be ghosts, and a good ghost story knows how to keep the plot moving without using the ghosts too much. This book really played on the history of the area, but also allowed the paranormal aspect to filter through. In the end, it was a wonderful blend and a wonderful secret revealed. Check another Scottish book off my list.

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