You see I was greeted by the below when I came home and its thrown me into a bit of a spin as I am desperate to read it… right now (actually The Haunted Hotel has me hooked so thats not technically true) and if not now tomorrow.
You see the inlay hints it could be inspired by some of the great sensation novels. I am a huge fan of Audrey Niffenegger as The Time Travellers Wife is one of my all time favourites but I digress, I will pop the blurb below and you can make the decision for me…
Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers – normal, at least, for identical ‘mirror’ twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn’t know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin …but have no idea that they’ve been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt’s mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins’ mother – and who can’t even seem to quite leave her flat…With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, “Her Fearful Symmetry” is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger’s familiar themes of love, loss and identity.
That sounds quite “modern sensation” doesn’t it? There’s secrets, cemetries, elusive lovers, ghosts and mystery? What do you think?