Saturday, May 21, 2011

The White Devil by Justin Evans

If you can see a spirit that no one else can, would you tell? 

HarperCollins has just published this book and sent me an ARC for review (thank you).  Mr. Evans has written A Good and Happy Child, but this is the first "taste" of this author I've had.

The story begins with Andrew being sent away from his family, his school and his past to a final chance for redemption:  four-hundred-year-old Harrow School.  This is a very private school of moneyed students and being the new boy is not an easy thing to do as a senior.  Especially when the only friend he had suddenly dies from a lung problem that didn't exist before.

I found this author's plot line interesting.  He melds a literary mystery about Byron into this current story, adds a mean and jealous ghost, and creates a horror story all within the walls of this old school.  He also does it all so convincingly that's it's almost believable...

The story flows well, the pieces don't drop into place very easily, and Andrew is fighting for his life.  You'll want to keep reading this story until you see how it turns out for him.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and sit down by the fireplace and chill yourself reading this book.

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, leave a comment here on the blog and email me at info @ (take the spaces out) with your name AND address and why you'd like to read the book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.


Barbara said...

I must read this book! Excellent review, thank you.

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for sending The white devil, another one for my 'to be read pile' Best wishes, Barbara.