Book Review: The Girl in the Window

By Rowena Coleman

4 out of 5 stars

Ponden Hall is a centuries-old house on the Yorkshire moors, a magical place full of stories. It's also where Trudy Heaton grew up. And where she ran away from...

Now, after the devastating loss of her husband, she is returning home with her young son, Will, who refuses to believe his father is dead. She must also attempt to build bridges with her eccentric mother. And then the Hall itself, fallen into disrepair, has a disturbing history that echoes in its shadows.

The Girl in The Window has a wonderful setting at Ponden Hall, the heart of Bronte history. The hall itself still exists today as a bed and breakfast and is visited by Bronte fans the world over. As a result I'd say this is a must read for Bronte fans. Even if you're not a Bronte fan, the characters and plot hold their own, with more than enough intrigue and twist to keep you turning pages long into the night. In fact, that's the only reason I didn't give it a full five stars because the ending appeared a little contrived and one of the characters turned into something I wasn't quite expecting. That said if you love the Brontes, or the historical house setting often seen in a Kate Morton's book, you'll absolutely love this I'm sure.