Three generations of Irish nobles face their family secrets in this spellbinding novel from the award-winning author of the Boleyn King trilogy. The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than shed thought. Two decades before, Aidans parents died violently at Deeprath. The case, which was never closed, has recently been taken up by a new detective determined to find the truth. The couples unusual deaths harken back a century, when twenty-three-year-old Lady Jenny Gallagher also died at Deeprath under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind an infant son and her husband, a renowned writer who never published again. These incidents only fueled fantastical theories about the Darkling Bride, a local legend of a sultry and dangerous woman from long ago whose wrath continues to haunt the castle. The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. As secrets emerge from the shadows and Carragh gets closer to answersand to Aidancould she be the Darkling Brides next victim?...
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The Darkling Bride Reviews
This is a terrific gothic mystery; lots of gorgeous atmosphere in picturesque Ireland, a centuries old family castle, squabbling family, mysterious deaths, a very light touch on the supernatural. The last 75-100 pages are unstoppable. The beginning is a bit slow but the pace at the end makes up for it. I have not read the author's award winning book (The Boleyn King) but I think I might now.
A gothic tale set in an Irish castle - Deeprath
Carragh Ryan loves books and she is hired to catalog the library at the castle. She claims she is there for the books, but she becomes entangled in legends, a murder mystery, and more.
This one has an intriguing story line, but a confusing timeline (three) and quite a few characters turned out to be too distracting. I think a faster pace and less detailed accounts of the backstory would have made this more enjoyable. I struggled with the writing sty ...more
Such a fun book to read! If you like Kate Morton's books, you will definitely like this one. This one is perfect to read on a rainy day and it is suspenseful as you try to figure out the mystery of who did it. I hope Andersen writes more books like this one!
Definitely an early contender for one of my best books of the year! I freaking loved it. Longer review forthcoming...
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen is 2018 Ballantine publication.
I had a feeling I’d would like this one!
A seven- hundred- year old Irish castle, multiple family tragedies, mysteries, unsolved crimes, a legendary author, an unpublished manuscript, a dash of romance, and a library to die for- Be still my heart!
This story is, in many ways, an ode to Gothic mystery and romances, especially those written back in the sixties and seventies by such acclaimed writers as Mary Stewart and Victoria H ...more
The Darkling Brife is a gothic ghost story that spans several hundred years, all in a mysterious castle hidden in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. Deeprath Castle has been in the Gallagher family for over seven hundred years, and is now being given up to a public trust. The family has brought in a young woman to catalogue their extravagant family library.
From the beginning this pulled me into the mystery of the castle and into the secretive families world. The rumors have always circulated abou ...more
The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. As secrets emerge from the shadows and Carragh gets closer to answers—and to Aidan—could she be the Darkling Bride’s next victim?
A seven hundred year old family castle is home to intrigue, mystery, deceit and death. Three generations of one family will be forever lashed together in history when dark secrets are revealed and wicked machinations in th ...more
Great story that drew me in quickly and kept me guessing. The Darkling Bride has all the elements that make it an enjoyable read - mystery, romance, a castle with ghost. Perfect for a rainy day. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.