Today is my stop on the blog tour for Clarissa’s Warning.
Clarissa’s Warning is a haunted-house gothic mystery set on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
A lottery jackpot changes Claire Bennett’s life.
She buys an ancient stone ruin on the island of her dreams. Her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger, but Claire pays no heed.
Soon after moving to the idyllic island, Claire is confronted by a mystery. As the sinister story of her home slowly uncovers, Claire enters a world of inexplicable events and ordeals. Someone or something doesn’t want her there.
But is it really a curse, or is there something else behind the events?
Clarissa’s Warning is a slow burn horror story that was intriguing and poetically descriptive. Our MC Claire struggles with the distrust of the locals, stories of an ancient curse, and mysterious happenings in the home.
Claire is a well-rounded, deep character with many layers. She endures complex relationships, struggles to wrap her scientific mind around the supernatural, and the strength to manage.tisa
Isobel Blackthorn’s writing is very descriptive, which will intrigue some and bother others. For me, I really could visualize the setting of The Canary Islands, and it was clear the author borrowed from her own travels. While the heavy descriptions caused this book to slow down a bit, I think it created the atmosphere needed to make this horror story shine.
I recommend checking this intriguing story out!
Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of brilliant, original fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mystery novels, captivating travel fiction, and hilarious dark satire. Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism and carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives near Melbourne, Australia, with her little white cat.
Let me know what you think!