Title: The Duchess (Isles and West #2)
Author: October Weeks
Published Date: August 20th 2016
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A high ‘Lady of the Court’, that’s what one newspaper called the large stone building that had once housed prisoners no one else wanted—the mentally and physically ill. That’s how it became known as The Duchess. It was meant to be a safe place for the patients, who were both gifted and non-gifted. But something went terribly wrong. Angry spirits attacked the living and many died within the stone walls before it was closed down.
The newest owner wants the building cleansed of the darkness. She calls in Delilah Isles and Milly West to do the job. It doesn’t take long for the two gifted women to realize that something is exceptionally Dark at The Duchess. Abuse of both the mentally and physically ill is ripe in the air and both of them see and feel the damage done to those who dwelled within the building. Abuse that was still happening to the ghosts trapped inside. The more they dig, the worse their findings get.
Their client is giving them three weeks to do the job, but they soon realize they have far less time than that. The dead and the Dark won’t leave easily, and they will stop at nothing to finish what they started in life.
This story was better than watching Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters or Dead Files! I felt like I was at Eastern State Penitentiary, Linda Vista or Tuolumme Hospital. I always imagined these places to be like this story.
What Delilah went through in the beginning, I know how she felt. Been there, done that for many years. It’s hard when you want it so bad.
Delilah and Milly really had their work cut out for them this time. They were almost in over their heads, but not completely. They had to deal with a draugr for the first time since training in Europe. Very dark, very powerful! They enlisted help from Evie and two other friends to fight and clean the building of darkness and the draugr had to be put back into his grave. All of them could live or die!
I won’t say any more about it, so not to give away anything good. This book had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I didn’t want to go to bad and stop reading. Over the River was so good, but The Duchess I think was much better. I can’t wait for the next one to come out!
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