Avril and Clayton are starting a fresh in their new home, however Avril feels a chill from the home, called Swallows Nest and feels her presence is unwelcome.
Jane has given us a story with great atmosphere in various guises. From the setting on the moors, the portrait. I remember the story of the painting as we had one, it really was chilling at the time and Jane has captured that feeling greatly and added a layer of ghostly telling with it.
The tension builds from the beginning, and Avril and Clayton are surrounded in some mystery of their own. It took me a while to warm to the couple and individually. As the story unfolds and you read more of the history of the couple it compels you to read on.
The History of the Crying Boy is revealed through the telling and daily living of Avril and Clayton, there were elements of this story I did not know and found it interesting and a great concept for a book.
If you are looking for an intriguing, haunting read. Look no further.
The Crying Boy by Jane E James as a chilling presence from beginning to end.
4.5 star rating review from Bookstormer.