Book Review: The Hartford Inheritance


Author: Jane Hobden
Genre: Thriller

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Intense, gripping, psychological thriller. 

As a child, Kitty Harmer had her world turned upside down when her twin sister, Sarah, was taken into care. Now aged 26 and struggling, she is contacted about the inheritance of a property she has never heard of miles away. Kitty seizes the opportunity and moves into Belford Hall, set on acres of land in Norfolk. 
Kitty is soon immersed in Norfolk’s country charm, and a local farmer. As she settles into the primitive manor house, she discovers an old book locked in a library drawer. Reading it, Kitty soon learns of the stories surrounding the Hall, a curse made in the 1800s and a past she knew nothing about. Her Hartford ancestors mirror Kitty with their raven hair and emerald eyes and have all suffered tragedy, with veiled secrets buried deep… 
The intrigue in this thriller isn’t immediate, but it’s worth the wait. It’s a clever twist on the evil twin plot. The author paints a completely believable portrait of timid Kitty, the “good twin.” Before the surprise ending, evil twin Sarah reveals a hardship that unsettles Kitty’s memories of her own childhood. With dips in and out of the past, I was enthralled with The Hartford Inheritance and the one-sided rivalry between generations of the raven-haired twins.
About the author, Jane Hobden:

“Since I was a child, I have enjoyed literature and would spend countless hours after school tucked away in my bedroom reading and composing stories.  My daughter, who is 11 years old, does exactly the same. She adores the process of story-telling and when we discussed what she wanted to be, she said without any hesitation an Author. It melted my heart. It’s where my passion has always been.  It’ hard to believe that after starting the process of writing my debut novel in 2011, I have finally published.  I hope very much that you enjoy my writing and I intend to follow The Hartford Inheritance with a prequel and a sequel.

I live in the South East Coast of England, where I have always lived and  which I adore. I’ve been married for 12 years now to a man who inspires me and with whom I am still very much in love. We have two children together, Harriet, now aged 11 years, and Toby, aged 6 years. My parents are my rocks and have taught me all my best qualities – to be fair and kind to everyone. They have always been there for me and they are very proud of me for achieving my goal of publishing my first book.

This book is dedicated to all of my family, whom I love so very much.”

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