Monday, January 13, 2020
Review: THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE by Julia Nobel
5 Stars +!
I adored this novel from the beginning. Not only a delight to read, I found it extraordinarily easy to empathize with the young female protagonist, Emmy (Emmeline)-shunted around and shifted aside by her career-chasing, child psychologist, Narcissist celebrity mother ["expert" at telling other parents what they do wrong, blind to her own child's needs.] Add on a setting eerily reminiscent of "The Secret Garden" and of "Another" by Yukimo Ayatsushi, delightfully Gothic, dark and brooding--and potentially dangerous. For all us "misfits" out there: what a glorious series debut! (This is Book 1 in the BLACK HOLLOW LANE Series. Book 2, THE SECRET OF WHITE STONE GATE, will arrive 1 March 2020.)