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The Spiral

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Maddy has only one decision left to make after the final bruise—leave him.
And she’s doing it. She's finally free.
Her own home. Own life.
Own decisions.
There's no-one to answer to anymore.

But when her job as an antiques moderator leads her to the mysterious Blandenhyme estate and the intriguing Mr. Caldwell, that freedom begins to turn into an unconventional love lost in
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Release Date-5/6/18

OMG, What was that!
This was a complete brain frazzle and I am still busy analysing the shit out of it internally.
I'm not even sure which category of fiction this fits best into; as it contains a bit of everything; a sort of crossover and blurring of the genre lines.
If I had to take a stab at it; Mmm maybe a Dark psychological ghost story with romantic elements.
There is definitely a love story involved here, but it might not be quite what you're actual
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow, I’m telling you there aren’t enough stars in the sky for me to be able to rate this book accurately!
Now before I say anything else I have a couple of things I need to mention.
Firstly this is absolutely NOTHING like anything else that I have read from Charlotte! I love her other stories for their darkness but this is so different and it’s stunningly beautiful in its difference!
Secondly, I’m really struggling to write this review. I want to shout and tell you all about it but I don’t w
Vickie Brown
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mind fuck of the year!!! I'm totally blown away.
If you've read Charlotte's other works you know she writes dark, erotic BDSM. The Spiral is very dark and has more twists and turns in than a Formula1racetrack. I found myself rereading parts and thinking what the hell did I just read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! I've got mad love for you Charlotte Hart, keep on writing and I'll keep reading. 🤩🤩🤩
Charlotte Hart
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"Just. Hold. On."

This story ripped me in two.
It will forever be engrained ❤

May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you look back through my reading history you will see that i am a massive fan of this author. She can do very little wrong in my opinion.
As an "old" fan of her work, I'm used to the dark bdsm nature of her words. The love stories with that hint of darkness amd depravity.
When she said that this book was different, i was intrigued. Could she handle different? Where do you go from bdsm?

I got to chapter 3 and realised, whilst dabbing away the tears and sniffling back the snot, that she has so
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Turbulent, Mysterious, brilliant, sexy and different.

I could go on, but i think this is one of those stories that you as a reader need to experience on your own. Come up with words to describe how it made you feel. The author has cerainly stepped out of her comfort zone with this one and she brings you with her, experiencing it all to the bitter end.

Maddy certainly felt the author's hand at work and so too our Jack, with his mysteries about those spiral staircases.

I am awed.

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Jodie Scott
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The spiral by Charlotte E Hart

When it comes to Charlotte my reviews are usually quite colourful! I admire this author in the fact that I connected to her writing style so very much!
The spiral is totally out of the norm for this author but don’t take that as a bad thing!
This is a brilliantly written book that just leaves you empty….. It leaves you numb…. It leaves you wanting…..wanting more of the words… wanting it to never end…. Wanting to forget it so you can start it all over again.
Your mind
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
The Spiral
By Charlotte E Hart
5 stars

I have spent ages trying to write this review – Just how do you write a review for a story that leaves you speechless? A story that leaves you wishing you could start it all over again for the very first time just so you can feel the way you felt when you first read the words, a story that is so beautifully written nothing that you read after even compares to it. I don’t think that any words I use would do this book justice – it truly is an outstanding read.
Sherry Grant
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the twilight zone ladies. This book is very detailed and all consuming. I found myself being lured into the plot line and felt like I was being sucked into the characters actions and reactions. I loved both leading characters and what I wished for their ending storyline to embrace was total different than how the book ended. Which made me happy because it wasn't a story that was easy to predictable. For all of you romantic, thriller, supernatural, haunting readers you will have a ride ...more
Vikki Love
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is by far one of the most intriguing books that I have ever read.
It is so beautifully written and keeps you guessing every step of the way.
Just when you think you've figured it out, a twist comes along and screws with your head.
It's not Charlotte's usual style, there's no BDSM or kinkiness and it was so refreshing to read something so out of the norm, even though it did mess my head up a little.
I really hope she writes more story's like this, it was one of the best books that I've read th
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC for an honest review.
ANY Charlotte E Hart book needs to be savored. Each word is a window to the character - flawed and human. But not all the characters in The Spiral are human....if you want some ghostly presence with your delicious hot love story then you are in the right place! No spoilers here but Madeline Cavanaugh is escaping an abusive marriage and starting a new life. Enter the mysterious Mr Caldwell, a widower who is grieving losses that would cripple anyone. While Maddie only wan
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now that was a trip plus some. This author weaves and I do mean weaves a tale that is dark and desperate and emotional and freaking disturbing but AWESOME!!! I wasn't ready. I don't know if it's just me but it was so unexpected and done so well that I was floored. And then when it happens you go why didn't I know. It's an emotional tale one that some how works out. It's a sad and yes emotional dark in the way it plays out but this author does it well. Many times during the read I found myself si ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Lady Living  In Bookland
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 star irrational lunacy at its perfection!

The spiral is a book I never imagined. From the very start my head was in turmoil and found myself questioning my own sanity right until the very end.

Mads/Madeline escapes a controlling husband, a violent one in order to set up a new life for herself. A new future, but instead, falls right into the hands of another controlling and violent man...but those tendencies aren’t anywhere near the same in Jack.

Mads Blisdey needs to die along with ev
Jay Williams
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jack appears to be a cruel man walking his dogs once a week, keeping them in cages and making them wear shock collars. Though when we find The reason why he is this way it gives us a little insight as to why he is the way he is. Then we find out the secret that he has hiding upstairs in the house.
We meet Maddy when she is hiding in the garage, icing her face she is stuck in a loveless marriage with Lewis a man who beats her up. Plucking up the courage she finally leaves him

The two meet when Madd
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m losing my mind ... this book has my brain swirling in a spiral of its own.

I literally feel as though I’m being pulled in so many directions, my thoughts are quite diverse and void of any order.

This is a chilling and suspenseful story, one that I’m still asking myself “how the hell did Charlotte Hart pen this story?” Thrilling, yet suspenseful and with an air of fear that runs through you. I was actually scared at certain points and feared the chill. The emotional content of this story is ram
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like I enters the Twilight Zone and I don't know how to get back or even if I want to get back. This story started off so simple... I knew that it wouldn't last long before some madness took over. The characters weren't normal Jack and Madeline. They were both searching for peace.

The twist and turns throughout the story shocked me but didn't have me saying wtf. I kept saying okay... okay.... that could be possible. The ending... I really didn't see the ending coming. Yet with the ending,
Gina Burkart
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what do you say about a book that will never be read the same. This book will take you down a dark interesting road that will have you in twists and steamy turns that have you wondering what you are missing in this amazing book. This book will draw you in from the beginning tell the very end. This book will have you flowing through this intense story that leave the words flowing through your mind and soul. This book is a must read as it will leave you with a thought that will be hard to desc ...more
Toya Richardson
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
This book was so very different to anything I’ve read before. Dark, scary, ghostly, sexy and mind-bending. It’s a story where you have to focus on what’s happening because it really is thought-provoking. I want to write so much but at the same time, I really don’t want to spoil it for the readers. Charlotte’s storytelling abilities are amazing and her talent for the darker side of fiction is sublime. I urge yo
Yvonne Eason
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really don't know how to explain this book without giving too much away. Apart from, it is a total mind F*$k, with a capital F.

Just when you think you know which way the story is about to go you are thrown a curve ball and sent in a different direction.

A group is required for this book, to allow the readers to get their heads around it. I have only ever read one other book by Charlotte and that is the joint book written with Rachel De Lune. I should have known then I was in for a treat.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
What the Fuck have I just read???!!!

it was a another fascinating and captivating read by this author ......but I did guess the outcome unfortunately!
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Spiral by Charlotte Hart is a dark, suspenseful, psychological mindf***k that will leave you begging for more!

From start to finish I was once again held by Ms Harts words. The storyline was so amazing and original. I didn't know what to expect. And that huge little twist at the end, I was like... WHAT????

Now normally I don't read paranormal type books, however The Spiral was so much more then the paranormal aspect. We get a psychological thriller, and a touch of some darker bdsm. The chara
OK, so... I don't do flowery reviews. I don't add all the fun gifs and very seldom will I use line quotes but I will say OMG....and then some. And The Spiral? well, it deserves every flippin' bit of 5 stars and more, especially since it's right in my wheelhouse, with the use of dark, psychological and suspenseful.
I have loved Charlotte E Harts writing from the beginning, be it poetry or novel. This one here though... let me tell you... If you've read her work before, leave it at the door befor
OMG, I'm not even sure what to say about this book, other than that it blew me away!! It was a unique story for me, for sure...but so satisfying!
Madeline was a woman who was capable of being strong, but she didn't really realize that until she hit rock bottom and had to be. Jack was a man who was completely broken by the death of his wife and son when she met him. I can't really say more without giving spoilers. It was an amazing story though! It went from being a little spooky and having an Alf
Heather Ross
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book. This f**king book!!!

I went into this blind. I had no idea what I was in for other than the fact it wasn’t Charlotte’s usual.

It is NOT Charlotte’s usual!

My brain is broken. Kaput. Something short circuited somewhere along the line because I haven’t been able to concentrate since I finished. I don’t even know what to say about this book other than READ IT. READ IT NOW!

There is so much going on here that you don’t realise until it all comes together at the end. Every page, every word
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When you read a Charlotte E. Hart story always expect the unexpected and this book by far is just that.
It's a tale that is full of twists and turns, darkness and mist and things that go bump in the night!
It was a little different from what I was expecting to read about as it's a very big change in style and genre from other stories by this author but it was different in a good way as it showcases a talent for this style of writing that only further adds to their already impressive collection of
Ana Oh
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars...Well, Make That 5 Stars

This is an excellent, well-written book. The prose, character development, and plot are outstanding. I adore authors who can weave a deep and immersive story without an obvious outcome. It’s like finding a four leaf clover.

There were only a couple distracting things. First, and maybe I misunderstood...but a mature redwood forest in Georgia? If one exists, I’d love to visit it!

Second, the author and editor did a fabulous job with this story. Why not knock it o
Amanda McCalip
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The spiral has honestly left me at a loss of words. This book really was a complete and total mind f--k for me, but not in a bad way.

Madeline was dealing with domestic violence from her husband. While she may have felt and looked at her weakest during the beginning of this book, you quickly learn how extremely strong she is. Her rock bottom pushed her to leave, pushed her to try to find peace, and pushed her to not take sh-t from anyone!

Jack suffered great loss, and was completely broken from t
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
☆°☆Arc provided for an honest review☆°☆

I just couldnt put this book down. Spiral was just that... a spiral of mixed emotions. A lot of ups and downs. A lot of crazy mixed feelings!!!

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Tasha Williams (Red's Midnight Readers)
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

I was very kindly offered an ARC in exchange for an honest review, I have given The Spiral FIVE stars.


Even now, days after finishing it, I am still speechless.

The Spiral is a very apt name, my thoughts about Charlotte's latest book are still spiralling around my poor brain.

What on Earth did I read? If you asked me to define this story, I couldn't. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Charlotte has given us something completely different to her usua
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Hailing from the depths of the quiet British countryside, Charlotte likes nothing better than sinking into her characters dark and devious world's. Sometimes they're kinky, sometimes they're twisted, and sometimes they're a serious hold on tight situation, but her stories are always filled with romance and love in some form.

With over 20 books now written under varying names, she's both professiona
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