Thursday, 8 February 2018

The coffin path - Katherine Clements

The Coffin Path is an eerie and compelling seventeenth-century ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of Michelle Paver and Sarah Waters, 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 unshakeable 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. 

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 8th 2018 by Headline Review
For review
My thoughts:
17th century. The Moors. A house that is said to be haunted and a stone circle where witches and the devil play. I had no idea what to believe, but something was sure going on.

Mercy loves the land, her sheep, her life. She is content as it is. But her dad is loosing it and then things start to happen. Just as they have happened not everyone living there before them. All who have met violent ends.

She goes on with her life. It is lambing season, then it's shearing season, then the grass needs to be taken in for the winter. All while things happen. Dark things. Little things. There are footsteps. There are shadows...or is it just imagination?

I liked that it took place when it did. Cos then everyone could talk about witches and the devil. Ignorant fools! But, something dark is there. And even as I close the book I do not know what. There is just true darkness in the shadows. And I would have left that place years ago.

I enjoyed it and I liked that it gave things away little by little.

One of those horror stories where you do not know what to expect and as you turn the last page, you know, you know you are not alone and you get chills down your spine. Then the darkness begins.


  1. I scare too easily to read horror.

  2. Sounds good! I love Gothic stories, especially on the moors.

  3. I'm not a huge horror person but I love a good ghost story. It sounds like that house has a lot of secrets.

    1. That it has. And yes I am nt a horror gal either, but ghost story, sure

  4. Oh that sounds creepy good. I really like the cover too.

  5. The moors! I love anything gothic and creepy, especially when it's set on the moors.

  6. Oh this has me curious. I've been into dark reads lately. Sounds perfect and I would have left a long time ago too.

  7. Got chills!!! Spooky. Hopefully nothing hurt the sheep. SHEEP!

    1. *coughs* Of course the sheep are ok *dead eyes*

  8. Aw, is this only from Headline which I believe is a UK publisher? It sounds amazing, I just added it to my goodreads, but it looks like I might have to wait a while for it to get picked up by a US publisher, or visit book depository :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Yes they are. Visit bookdepo! I love bookdepo. Amazon is so expensive

  9. So so interesting. I do love a good ghost story and haven't had one in a while.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  10. Ooo, creepy. *shivers* Sounds like a good October read!



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