Property of a Lady

Property of a Lady

Title:Property of a Lady
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780727880284
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:252 pages

A house with a sinister past – and a grisly power - When Michael Flint is asked by American friends to look over an old Shropshire house they have unexpectedly inherited, he is reluctant to leave the quiet of his Oxford study. But when he sees Charect House, its uncanny echoes from the past fascinate him – even though it has such a sinister reputation that no one has lived there for almost a century. But it’s not until Michael meets the young widow, Nell West, that the menace within the house wakes . . .


    Property of a Lady Reviews

  • Mary

    This is the third book by Sarah Rayne that I have read, and I am not quite sure why. Her plot line relies heavily on the modern-day characters stumbling across old letters and diaries stashed away in ...

  • Susan

    This is the first in a series of books featuring Oxford don, Michael Flint, and Nell West, an antiques dealer. Michael is contacted by some friends in America, who have inherited a house in Shropshire...

  • Hannah

    Meh.Thought the writing was sophmoric and simplistic and there were far too many coincidences and "conveniently discovered" clues to drive the plot along at the right time. Shallow horror/ghost story/...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    A reviewer on Goodreads wondered if there is a cozy horror genre because that's what he/she thought that this book was. And, the funny thing is that was my actual thought about it too before I saw the...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: Michael, Is there any possible change you could sneak a day or two away from Oxford and take a look at a house for me?Oxford Professor Michael Flint receives a letter from his American...

  • Mireille Prusak

    This story relies on an awful lot of coincidences...to the point that I found myself thinking "they're not going to find yet *another* diary are they--oh look, they just did." I'm more willing than mo...

  • Julie

    I really liked the main characters, Michael Flint and Nell West, but this seemed a little jumpy. The way it was told - including journal/diary entries and letters, meant to summon and evoke the past, ...

  • Teresa

    I've thoroughly enjoyed many of Sarah Rayne's previous books, psychological thrillers with a touch of the supernatural and a smidgen of gothic which always hits the spot with me! Property of A Lady ap...

  • Carol

    I love Sarah Rayne's use of traditional British ghost traditions. And I like the two "ghost hunter" characters she introduces here. A promising series beginning!...

  • Dean Cummings

    I wasn’t even done the first chapter and I knew for sure I was going to really enjoy “Property of a Lady.”Michael Flint, a professor at Oxford is asked by his friends, Jack and Liz (from Marylan...