Book Review: Haverscroft by S.A. Harris

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BW Blurb

Kate Keeling leaves all she knows and moves to Haverscroft House in an attempt to Haverscroft by S.A. Harrissalvage her marriage. Little does she realise, Haverscroft’s dark secrets will drive her to question her sanity, her husband and fatally engulf her family unless she can stop the past repeating itself. Can Kate keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft in time, even if it will end her marriage?

Haverscroft is a gripping and chilling dark tale, a modern ghost story that will keep you turning its pages late into the night.

BW My Review

Haverscroft is a horror with a great atmospheric story that will truly hold you and spook you until the end.

From the start, it already gives me this dark vibes that I know would hunt me until the end of the book. The story will provide you with a chilly and scary tale of how Kate and her family stay at their newly bought house. But, there is another problem aside from the unknown that might exist in that house. This haunting experience of her will drive her to question her sanity. If it is true or it is just on her mind.

The author has written this novel wonderfully. She knows how to capture the audience’s attention with her storytelling and interesting plot. She also wrote a story that carries themes of family, relationship, love, loss, death, survival, darkness, sanity, and fear. As I read this book, I can visibly imagine the scene, which I really like because it shows how effective her writing is in telling a chilling and spine-tingling story like this.

The story is told from the perspective of Kate. As the main character, she is a loving mom to her twins, and she is also courageous to find and solve the mysteries that surround the house. She might not be a good narrator because of her unstable mental health, but her determination to keep her family safe from the unknown is inspiring.

I like how the mysteries were slowly exposed. The twists and turns are unexpected, and you won’t see it coming. This is a fast-paced novel even though it took me some time to finish this because of some personal matters. The development of the story and the characters are also great.

Overall, this novel was intensely terrifying and frightening from beginning to end. I recommend this book to all horror lovers.

BW My Rating

rate 5

BW Book Details

Publisher: Salt

Publication Date: May 15, 2019

Genres: Horror

Language: English

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BW About the Author

S.A. Harris is an award-winning author and family law solicitor born in Suffolk and now S.A. Harrisliving and working in Norwich, Norfolk.

She won the Retreat West Crime Writer Competition in 2017. She was shortlisted for The Fresher Prize First 500 Words of a Novel Competition in 2018 and published in their anthology, Monsters, in November 2018.

Her debut novel, Haverscroft, will be published on the 15th May 2019.

She is a member of the Society of Authors. You can contact her via her publisher: or on Twitter @salharris1 or author website:

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