Rebecca & the Spiral Staircase
Yet another fabulous review on Amazon and Goodreads from internationally acclaimed author Bibiana Krall.
Thank you Bibiana for your kind words, so inspiring:
This is a modern treasure-box of curiosity, time and history, all connected to an intrepid, young woman named Rebecca. “Bex” is destined to seek the answer to the mystery surrounding the manor house she’s just moved into with her brother, and very traditional mother and father. Bex’s character was the most developed as a sketch artist, a dreamer and true believer in magical, woodland creatures.
Rebecca & the Spiral Staircase is a classic mystery, written in the vein of the original Nancy Drew series. I was delighted when the story produced a surge of nostalgia for this wonderful, story-telling style.
A moody, crumbling, manor house in the British countryside is one of my favourite places to visit in a story, while the ghostly mist on the lake enhanced my experience even more. Meeting the troublesome brother Bex openly calls “Twit” made me laugh out loud, sibling rivalry- oh yes! So many other thoughtful details brought me closer to the main character with a light, but gothic touch of mystery and the unknown. I was unsure until the very end how Bex would handle the eerie and strange, events leading up to her incredible discovery of what was really happening.
I highly recommend this lovely story to readers of all ages, especially to those who have always wondered what it might be like to unlock an ancient door and realize there is far more to the mysteries of life, than any of us might possibly imagine.