The Woman in Silk
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The Woman in Silk

2.1 of 5 stars 2.10  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Captain Hal Stirling is flown to England from Afghanistan after a roadside bomb renders him battered and broken.

Once home, he retreats to his ancestral family seat of Stirling Towers – a gothic mansion that dominates the landscape near the remote Scottish Borders – for a Christmas of quiet recuperation. But on arrival he discovers that his mother, a fanatical spiritualist...more
Kindle Edition, 481 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2011)
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They story itself seemed to interest me, but the more I got into the book the more I found I was lost. What was real and what was not? The ending was ok until you then think to yourself was the Japanese Lady real or not because she went to stay with the vicar told him she was having his child, he said I phone you at midnight, he did and could'nt get through and we never heard of her again.
the first book in a long time I couldn't wait to finish.
450+ pages and i can't think of anything positive to say.
I only rated it one star as it must have had something going for it to keep me reading to the end.
unsatisfactory to say the least.
Glynis Hamlett
Starts strangely & continues to confuse along through the chapters.. But all becomes clear in the final chapter.. Stick with it- it's worth it..
I think I am being overly generous by giving this book two stars, but since my 1 star rating went to a book that actually made me throw up I reserve the privilege to a select few :S.
THe story of Hal Stirling was promising, war veteran coming back home to find so many things had changed, his mother passed away, the will had been re-written, what is really going on at 'the towers'...are there really ghosts or is Hal being poisoned? Unfortunately I cannot say what the story was really about because...more
What a shockingly rubbish ending to an OK book.
Throughout the book I was like yeah this book is ok has some good parts. Other parts in the story i was completely lost, not knowing who was dead or alive! He would randomly carry someone to safety who was supposed to be dead then it just wouldnt mention that ever again leaving you thinking what the feck is happening here?! But i thought i shall keep reading surely the ended has got to be some big twist! But alas it never came and when it actually e...more
A brief synopsis of the book: Hal Stirling a bomb disposal expert is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome after an incident in Afghanistan. He is recuperating back in the UK, when news come of the death of his mother. Hal journeys back to the large, Gothic ancestral home via his married Japanese lovers house. Here the story changes into either a psychological thriller or a horror ghost story depending on how you understood it. The mother and daughter team who had been caring for his mot...more
Annette Gisby
I promised myself I would never bother reviewing a book if I couldn't give it at least 3 stars, but I have to make an exception for this one. The premise sounded good, was it a ghost story, or was someone just trying to make the main character think he was seeing ghosts?

Some parts were interesting, some were weird and then we come to the ending. Or rather, we're left wondering, was that it? There was no resolution, no denoument, no loose ends tied up. Instead the book just rambled on and just .....more
Victoria Johnston
I didn't really enjoy this book. I thought it was going to be a supernatural thriller - really spooky. Instead it ended up been very disjointed and not particularly scary.

Half the time I wasn;t certain what was going on as the narrative was very odd! The book descended itno some very strange situations that seemed almost reminiscent of fanfiction on the internet where the main character seems to do everything.

Wasn;t quite sure if it was all in the main characters head at the end which just made...more
Tara Lewis
Absolutely awful. This is possibly the worst written, most lazily plotted book I have ever read.
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