14 June 2016

The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4/5


Rachel has a new perfect life with a handsome husband, a shy son and a big mansion to restore. But everything falls apart when her new son predicts she will be dead by Christmas... Does she have to be scared or just a silly joke of a child? Ready for a scary story?

"'Nanjulian, that means the valley of hazels. Zawn Hanna means the murmuring cove, but you know that. Carn Lesys is the carn of light-'
'Gorgeous. Carn of light!'
'Maen Dower, that's stone near the water. Porthnanven, port of the high valley.'"

This is the first book I read of the author S.K. Tremayne and I am gladly surprised with this novel, it has mystery, twists and a little bit of terror!
I was surprised with all the background the author created with the Kerthen of Carnhallow legends, the miner story is quite sad but really interesting and showing the images of all the miners on the book is amazing!
This is not the typical story where's a missing body and the husband's the prime suspect. This novel is more intricate and dark, the past of the characters will make them more scared when some mysterious things happening in the mansion... maybe ghosts?
I would like to make a big spoiler because I can't resist to talk about postpartum psychosis, because is an illness that no one wants to talk, but is real and very, very scary!
Take a look at the symptoms...

  • Hearing voices, and seeing things that aren’t there (hallucinating).
  • Rapid and extreme mood swings.
  • Manic behaviour, such as cleaning the house in the middle of the night.
  • Feeling disconnected from reality.
  • Feeling confused, perhaps not recognising friends or family.
  • Having delusions, and believing things that are untrue or illogical.

It has to be very difficult for the person who suffers the symptoms, tell the family and friends the feelings she had and most difficult to ask for help. I would like to think that in the future talking about psychological illness would not be tabu, maybe is it just a dream, but I always think that talking makes things easy.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone, if you are searching for a book to enjoy, discover, disconnect... let The Fire Child seduce you with their story!
Are you afraid of ghosts?

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