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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  6 reviews
On the high moors, lonely, storm-swept and silent, stands the ruin of Saint Martin's Abbey. On a summer's afternoon, a feeling of deep peace surrounds the ruin, yet the the broken walls conceal a dark secret, a tragic mystery dating back many centuries. And in the region the abbey has earned quite a reputation. Mention St. Martins to the locals and they'll give you an odd ...more
Kindle Edition, 82 pages
Published July 25th 2010
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Apr 26, 2014 Riayl rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
I'm pretty sure there was a good idea in here but it got buried under long passages of boring interaction followed by two epically long story-telling episodes where we are told everything. The first goes on for pages to tell us about what is known about the history and haunting, the second telling us the truth of the history and the haunting. The end came rather abruptly and the book felt unfinished, with the HEA not firmly established in my mind. In general, insta-love does not bother me, espec ...more
Mara Ismine
A pleasant tale of a haunted abbey - contradictory as that sounds. The main mystery was well developed and the resolution wasn't as obvious as it might have been. The Happy For Now ending held hope for an eventual Happy Ever After which could make another novel.
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Lovely. It kept me glued to my screen from beginning to end. I hope one day Mr. Keegan and Ms. DeMarco will give us a sequel. If not, well... I'll just pick up another Keegan's book. :)
J.P. Bowie
A different slant on the shape shifting genre, and beautifully written. A pleasure to read and highly recommended.
good, but ending is abrupt and feels very much like it needs a "to-be-continued" label ....
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A self-confessed science fiction and fantasy devotee, Keegan is known for novels across a wide range of subjects, from the historical to the future action-adventure. Mel lives in South Australia with an eccentric family and a variety of pets.

Every Mel Keegan book is strong on gay or bisexual heroes (also, often, on gay villains), and some of these heroes are the most delicious in fiction: Jarrat
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