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Dark at Noon

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A coach plunges down a rugged ravine in northern Wales and a beautiful young woman, the sole survivor of the accident, is struck with amnesia...Is she Mary Ramsey, the plain country woman? Or Victoria maren, the recently widowed heiress to vast Castell Marten estate? -- Youn Lord Castelmarten for reasons of his own, is eager to discover her identity. But Someone else does ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 254 pages
Published December 12th 1979 by Fawcett (first published 1979)
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2 1/2 Stars
'Dark Noon" started off well enough. There is a stagecoach accident where several people are killed. There are two young women on board, both in mourning clothes. One dies and the living one has amnesia, so she has no memory of who she is or why she was travelling. So the mystery is one of identity. Which woman was the ragpicker and which one the heiress? No one knows...well, SOMEONE knows...ooooh spooky

Good stuff, right?

Problem is that the book levelled off after the initial
Christine Honsinger
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gothic-suspense
i loved this was just a pleasure...I can see I'm fast becoming a Jill Tattersall fan as this is the 2nd book I've read and enjoyed by her...just pure escapist fun and fast, too...the perfect quick read that pulls you into it's pages and entertains and pleases in return for your trouble!
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
If Catherine Morland had been a product of the 20th rather than the 19th century, her bookshelves would have had Jill Tattersall novels stuffed in between the various volumes of The Mysteries of Udolpho. Tattersall, who wrote during the 1960s and 1970s, reliably churned out exactly the kind of exotically-set tales featuring naive heroines and castle-dwelling brooding heroes with tragic and/or mysterious pasts swept up in dark plots with supernatural elements that would have had Morland mooning ...more
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it
So, is this book good or not? That is entirely up to what you expect out of it. It is what I call a "vintage Gothic suspense" (a type of book that was extremely popular in the 60's and 70's), and in that light it is a fun and amusing read. It actually has a pretty good plot twist and the antagonist is not as easy to discover as typically can be the case in this type of book. If you are looking for something fun and very light reading, this book would fit the bill.
Jocelyn Skousen
Jul 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I stumbled across at the library and decided to give it a try. I read it in two days, loved it, and immediately found another by her. It was a mystery without too much predictability, a romance without too much sappiness and a book without too many boring parts. It kept me thinking and yet let me pat myself on the back when I guessed everything.
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another free ebook from Open Library.
More mystery than Gothic
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gothic-romance
Love Tattersall. It is true you can guess the villain in the story fairly early on but I was still surprised by all the revelations at the end of the story. Another great read.
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