Terror of Breakspear Hall: An Other-Worldly Ghost Story by F.R. Jameson is a tale about the powerful connection between two siblings and how far their love for one another will go when faced with the unthinkable time and time again.
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author per request of an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Terror of Breakspear Hall by F.R. Jameson
A man named Breakspear has kept people out of his prison of a home for years, vowing to never succumb to the pressure to let someone in. That is, until he crosses paths with Robin and Simone one evening.
Robin and Simone are siblings that are out to swindle people out of their money. Having set their sights on Breakspear, they think they’ve finally found a great target!
But as things do, a violent attack occurs and things quickly go sideways from there.
Speaking of the violence, the author absolutely crushes the more intense scenes! There were a few that made me cringe!
I really enjoyed that in the beginning of the tale, the author lays the groundwork nicely but also leaves a lot of gaps. As the author adds more detail here and there as the story goes on, it’s much later in the book when things really start to fall into place!
Technically, this book is the sixth installment in the Ghostly Shadows series, however, it works as a standalone. I hadn’t read any of the other books and had a fine reading experience with this one!
My Favorite Passages from Terror of Breakspear Hall
He couldn’t stand the sanctimonious superiority in her eyes. So to shut her up and make her realise he was in charge, not her, he belted her full in the mouth.
Her head jerked back and it might have seemed comic at another time. Sariah deciding to make a spontaneous examination of the ceiling. She didn’t fall thought. And where her face came back towards him, her snarl was animalistic. Two lines of blood dribbled from her lips where he’d cut them.
The beautiful people consider themselves immune to the problems of the everyday. There’s always someone to do them a favour.
The first time she was Breakspear Hall – the building which would come to haunt every one of her nightmares – Simone gasped.
There was a moistness to his voice. Even in his practised smoothness, the words sounded sticky. They were unctuous, oozing and dripping at the same time. A sound more chilling than charming.
My Final Thoughts on Terror of Breakspear Hall
I enjoyed this read! It was so much fun to hate the characters but also root for them. With every turn, I was drawn further in to the maze of this tale.
Of course, I can’t help but wonder what my thoughts would be if I had read the other books in this series. But whether you have read the others or not, I do recommend checking this one out.