Tuesday, October 6, 2020

From Daylight To Madness: The Hotel #1 by Jennifer Anne Gordon.

The Blurb: 

On an almost uninhabitable rocky island off the coast of Maine, a Hotel looms over the shore, an ever-present gray lady that stands strong like a guard, keeping watch. For many who come here, this island is a sanctuary and a betrayal. This is a place where memories linger like ghosts, and the ephemeral nature of time begins to peel away …like the sanity of all who have been unlucky enough to step foot on its shore.

In the late spring of 1873, Isabelle gave birth to her son Oscar, he cried for three startling minutes, and then went silent. During the months that follow, Isabelle is drugged and lulled into an almost hallucinatory world of grief and fear. Her life begins to feel as though it exists in a terrifying new reality separated from those around her …

When her grieving begins to make her husband, Henry, uncomfortable, he and his mother conspire to send Isabelle away to a Summer Hotel on Dagger Island, where she can rest and heal. While they are adamant that the hotel is not an asylum and that Isabelle will be able to return eventually to her home, Isabelle understands in her heart that it is all a lie. That perhaps, everything about being a woman in this time, may have always been a lie.

Her family has lied to her, and she has lied to herself. The Hotel, of course, is not what it seems, and the foreboding Dagger Island begins to feel more like a prison than a retreat. Isabelle hears relentless sounds coming from the attic above her room, and the ever-present cries of small children scream in her head almost constantly. Are they hallucinations, or are they connected to the small cemetery she found, filled with the fresh dirt of little graves, the brokenhearted reminders of people that no one believes ever existed?
She meets a fellow guest at the Hotel, a young, enigmatic, and deeply damaged priest, named Francis.
Together they teeter on the edges of reality and try desperately to become free from the fates that their pasts have bound them to.

From Daylight to Madness is a poetic, and haunting Gothic Fiction novel that is both profoundly unsettling and darkly romantic.

My Take:

From Daylight To Madness: is the first book in The Hotel series written by Jennifer Anne Gordon and it has a blend of unique, intriguing, horror, emotional, and surprisingly alluring storyline. 

It's always an enchanting treat to read books written by the author Jennifer Anne Gordon, she is a talented writer and you can see her amazing work by her books. This is the 2nd book I'm reading of her and I'm not only impressed but also dazzled. 

The story starts with a heart touching scene, which will make you emotional and intrigue at the same time to read ahead. As the story continued ahead, I was surprised and found myself on the edge of the seat to know what happens next. 

The highlight of the book is no doubt the expressing way of the author, I loved how she shifted from one emotion to another effortlessly, making the scene even more realistic. As you move ahead in the book the storyline becomes more intense and interesting, that I m sure you will love reading too. 

It's a book which can be done reading in one day if you are a curious reader, it a truly compelling story making it a must-read book. The perfect balance between mystery, horror, shock, pain, confusion is just impressive and written in a very creative way. 

Overall its a highly recommended book and a definite must-read. So click here and experience the mysterious hotel with Isabelle in a haunting Gothic Fiction book From Daylight To Madness: The Hotel #1 written by the author Jennifer Anne Gordon.

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