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It’s pub day for The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott and I am excited to bring our reviews for it.

Brenda’s review

A missing father, an inherited old Scottish manor with rumors of it being haunted, the daughter trying to escape from the feeling of it watching her. 

The Missings Years is an easy atmospheric read here with the setting of an old Scottish manor called the Manse that I thought should have felt more creepier and eerier with the secrets it keeps. I had some mixed feelings here and I began to wonder if maybe I have become a predictable reader expecting stories to feel a certain way. Here in this story, the lack of creepiness was made up by the house coming alive for me. It became a strong entertaining character with an attitude and I enjoyed the dynamics here with the house and our main character Ailsa. 

The characters here within the small town were also entertaining and I enjoyed hearing the rumors and the vibe it created here in the story. I found the characters to be interesting and the dynamics well down between them. 

The Missing Years is a slower paced read that read fast for me and read it quick quickly. It was a different pace from my usual dark and twisted and I thought the mystery came together a bit uneventful however I did love the way things wrapped up with the house. I highly recommend taking some time to get to know this house. 

Thank you to Elisha and Berkley Publishing for my complimentary copy.

From Kim’s review

Lock the doors and check them twice with this one! There is a slow burning creepy story line that builds with intensity as the story goes on. Mysterious things begin to happen that make you question if The Manse is in fact haunted as legend has it.

As Ailsa struggles to figure out if her father is still alive and what is going on at The Manse, she uncovers details of the past she may not want to hear. A quite interesting character named Fiona McCue is introduced that has a very interesting history that ties in with The Manse. Bravo to Ms. Elliott on her creative plot line that managed to carry a creepy undertone the entire story! It kept me guessing all the way to the end! For Kim’s full review

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16 thoughts on “The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott @elliott_lexie @BerkleyPub @about_thethrill

  1. Jules_Writes says:

    A slow building creepy story – sounds like something I would want to read.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I hope you get the chance to and enjoy it!

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  2. I haven’t heard of this one! Thanks for your wonderful reviews and I’m off to check it out.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Jonetta! I hope you add it and enjoy it if you decide to listen or read it

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you!!

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  3. Kim Rogers says:

    Loved reading this one with everyone! Loved reading your thoughts. Thank you for including me!! xx

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Kim! I also love to include you! I am glad we got the chance to read this one together.

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  4. Abby says:

    Excellent review, ladies! I’m curious – how much of a supernatural feel does it have? Is it central to the plot or just peripheral?

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Abby! I didn’t think it really had a supernatural feel to it. It was more peripheral.

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      1. Abby says:

        Thanks Brenda! I’m not really into the supernatural plots so thanks for confirming. 🙂

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      2. L Lostinacoulee says:

        Hi Abby! I’m not into supernatural either and I’m loving this one so far!!!

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  5. macsbooks311 says:

    Terrific post – and I thought this one was a terrific read too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Mackey!!


  6. Tiffany says:

    Very cool story! I think this would be a fun read, eery but not too heavy. I’d test the waters in this book as I don’t do scary 🙂

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  7. carhicks says:

    Great reviews ladies. I have been reading comments and reviews on this one and am still not sure. I am not a big fan of creepy, but it sounds more than just that. I will have to add this one and then see what happens.

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