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The Coffin Path

Narrated by: Helen Longworth
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

An eerie and compelling ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of The Witchfinder's Sister, The Silent Companions and Susan Hill, this Gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone. 

Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there's something up here, something evil.

Mercy Booth isn't afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father's study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepost, an unshakable sense that someone is watching.

When a stranger appears seeking work, Mercy reluctantly takes him in. As their stories entwine, this man will change everything. She just can't see it yet.

©2018 Katherine Clements (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Critic Reviews

"The perfect ghost story." (Manda Scott)

"Like something from Emily Bronte's nightmares." (Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London)

"Spine-tingling...the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time." (Barbara Erskine)

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  • SamManc
  • 02-03-2019

Disappointing

This is pitched as a gothic ghost story, but really it’s a detailed description of 17th century sheep farming. The twist was visible from MILES away and the ghostly elements were much to sparse and left hanging. Very disappointing indeed. I struggled on in the hope the ending would make up for the over long middle. Alas no. I should have realised it wasn’t for me when it opened with a protracted and unnecessarily graphic description of a troublesome lamb birth.

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  • emma
  • 22-11-2018

Boring

I had high hopes for this book but I found it disappointing. Every tiny thing is overly explained. Long drawn out and boring.
I kept hoping it was going to pick up or something was going to happen but no.
It’s a shame because it had potential.

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  • Mrs N.
  • 13-11-2018

Good tale but a bit slow

Narrator good but feel the story could have been told with more pace. good characters.

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  • sheila
  • 24-01-2019

excellent book

Wow , this has had me gripped through the full read of it. Everytime I thought something going to happen it gave a twist and went totally on another road. Very well read

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  • carol
  • 21-12-2018

Different to what I imagined

I was a bit perplexed with the end of the story, it just seemed everything was rushed at the end, where the story itself, was done at a much slower pace, a bit disappointed with the ending

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  • Lee Flewitt - author
  • 04-04-2019

Richly atmospheric moorland tale

A creepy tale set in the moors of 17th century Yorkshire, where men were men and sheep were frightened. Slow to start, but this is not a criticism. It builds nicely, providing plenty of chills and revelations in turn. It hops between first and third person narratives pretty seamlessly and the narrator steers clear of overly mannered accents. I could hardly fault it and look forward to more from the author.

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  • bellyanna
  • 26-03-2019

Chilling!

Well performed and engaging, this story paints a bleak and harsh landscape filled with similar characters. The ending was perfect.

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  • Andrew Thornton
  • 19-03-2019

Chilling

A fascinating, chiller, beautifully performed. Evokes the fear of the times in wave after wave of prosaic, vivid details about the ordinary lives of people in a cursed landscape.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-2019

Creepy and atmospheric.Great narrator.

Enjoyed this book. Setting and characters were well developed and described. The plot was great until the ending.

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