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Lost Among the Living England, Three Years After Her Husband, Alex, Disappeared, Shot Down Over Germany, Jo Manders Still Mourns His Loss Working As A Paid Companion To Alex S Wealthy, Condescending Aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo Travels To The Family S Estate In The Sussex Countryside But There Is Much She Never Knew About Her Husband S Originsand The Revelation Of A Mysterious Death In The Forsyths Past Is Just The BeginningAll Is Not Well At Wych Elm House Dottie S Husband Is Distant, And Her Son Was Grievously Injured In The War Footsteps Follow Jo Down Empty Halls, And Items In Her Bedroom Are Eerily Rearranged The Locals Say The Family Is Cursed, And That A Ghost In The Woods Has Never Rested And When Jo Discovers Her Husband S Darkest Secrets, She Wonders If She Ever Really Knew Him Isolated In A Place Of Deception And Grief, She Must Find The Truth Or Lose Herself ForeverAnd Then A Familiar Stranger Arrives At Wych Elm House

10 thoughts on “Lost Among the Living

  1. says:

    Romantic suspense was just kicked up a notch in my book When I was asked to do this review, I thought it was just another historical fiction romance with a twist of suspense I could not have beenwrong This book is a fabulous combination of so many genres It is truly one that romance lovers will enjoy along with suspense and mystery lovers too There is plenty of historical influence and so muchAn engrossing read, this book has surprises at every chapter, it seemed Loaded with em Romantic suspense was just kicked up a notch in my book When I was asked to do this review, I thought it was just another historical fiction romance with a twist of suspense I could not have beenwrong This book is a fabulous combination of so many genres It is truly one that romance lovers will enjoy along with suspense and mystery lovers too There is plenty of historical influence and so muchAn engrossing read, this book has surprises at every chapter, it seemed Loaded with emotion and words that grip you, this book is crafted with precise artistic flow that haunts you and make you feel every word written An amazing blend of creepy mystery and suspense that will keep your nose buried in this book to the very end

  2. says:

    I always write shorter reviews for audiobooks but that in no way reflects how much I enjoyed this book This was a great mystery with lots of surprises The setting is an English manor with a large area of forest around it, very ghostly vibes The small town in this Sussex countryside has lots of townspeople who arethan willing to give our main character, Jo, their opinions of the Forsyth family and stories about a hidden, mad sister and a beast that ripped apart a stranger who was found in I always write shorter reviews for audiobooks but that in no way reflects how much I enjoyed this book This was a great mystery with lots of surprises The setting is an English manor with a large area of forest around it, very ghostly vibes The small town in this Sussex countryside has lots of townspeople who arethan willing to give our main character, Jo, their opinions of the Forsyth family and stories about a hidden, mad sister and a beast that ripped apart a stranger who was found in the woods.To back up a bit the story takes place between WWI and WWII Jo met Alex in London and after a brief romance they were married Shortly afterwards Alex joins the Air Force and within months Jo receives bad news, he is MIA With no means of support and having to care for her mentally ill mother, she takes a job as a companion to Dottie Forsyth Dottie is Alex s aunt and a difficult person to figure out When then come back from their travels during which Dottie purchases art that she then sells, they return to the country estate.Once there we are thrust into mysteries within mysteries I don t want to give away any of this wonderful plot, just go into it blind, that s the best way You can trust Ms.St James to tell you one heck of a story with just the right amount of paranormal elements and some serious secrets.I highly recommend this audiobook The only reason I didn t rate it a 5 is because the narrator s voice was annoying to me This is probably not fair to the book itself but I am rating the audiobook I have noticed, when I checkedof her audiobooks, that there is a different narrator for the next book that I want to listen to.I can highly recommend this novel to lovers of a good mystery with great, well developed characters

  3. says:

    It s 3 30 am at my part of the world right now Am wide awake because I couldn t possibly put this book down and sleep Finished it in one sitting Yes, it wasthat good

  4. says:

    England, 1921 Jo Manders husband Alex, was shot down over Germany three years before and disappeared In need of money to support her and her sick mother did Jo agree to be a paid companion to Alex wealthy albeit condescending aunt Dottie Forsyth Now they are returning home to England, to the Forsyth family s estate in the Sussex countryside Jo has never visited the place before and she realizes there that she doesn t know much about her husband s origin, and there seem to be a something with England, 1921 Jo Manders husband Alex, was shot down over Germany three years before and disappeared In need of money to support her and her sick mother did Jo agree to be a paid companion to Alex wealthy albeit condescending aunt Dottie Forsyth Now they are returning home to England, to the Forsyth family s estate in the Sussex countryside Jo has never visited the place before and she realizes there that she doesn t know much about her husband s origin, and there seem to be a something with the place, something not at peaceThis is the kind of book that I love to read A historical mystery with a paranormal touch I quickly connected with the story and with the characters and I enjoyed this historical mystery very much The one thing that bothered me a bit was that I think the blurb I read one Goodreads gave away too much So, I would advise any reader to be careful with reading about the book on Goodreads Especially if you want to be kept in the dark about certain things in the story Sometimes I think the less one knows about the story the better it is And, that is why I will not reveal too much of what is going in the book However, what I will address some of the aspects of the book that I enjoyed very much Like for instance that the book is well written, and this is one of few books with an instalove couple that I enjoy reading I think it s because Simone St James manage to portray both Jo and Alex so good that they come alive You feel for Jo as she tries to live without Alex and the flashbacks to when they met and married each other are lovely And, then we have the mystery of the book The things Jo sees in the house isn t necessary terrifying, but it s awfully intriguing and thrilling to read about I wasn t surprised over some turns in the story, but I nevertheless found the book to be very engrossing I will keep an eye out forbooks by Simone St James 4.5 stars I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review

  5. says:

    I love it when a book can take me by surprise and before I know it, I m completely immersed inside the pages Lost Among the Living was the perfect blend of genres Historic with a slight touch of the paranormal and a dash of swoon worthy romance, it truly was a winner in its category With the right amount of mystery, creepiness, and a romance that left you longing for , this book surprised me with how captivating it became as the story got darker and the lies and secrets thicker One that I love it when a book can take me by surprise and before I know it, I m completely immersed inside the pages Lost Among the Living was the perfect blend of genres Historic with a slight touch of the paranormal and a dash of swoon worthy romance, it truly was a winner in its category With the right amount of mystery, creepiness, and a romance that left you longing for , this book surprised me with how captivating it became as the story got darker and the lies and secrets thicker One that all lovers of the blend of genres alike, will love and when it is over, be left wantingI m so glad I took a chance on this one and tried it, I wasn t disappointed in the least with the beautiful writing and the story that slowly unfolded as the mystery was unraveled one secret at a time A must read for everyone ARC copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  6. says:

    3.5 stars somewhere between liked and really liked If you want to read an English ghost story set during wartime either WWI or WWII or immediately before, between, or after , Simone St James is who you should read She writes romantic ghost stories that will also appeal to readers of historical fiction They re usually a bit too dark to be cozy, but they re definitely a nice mix of suspense and romance.In this one, the ghost was only part of the plot I would have given this 4 stars, bu 3.5 stars somewhere between liked and really liked If you want to read an English ghost story set during wartime either WWI or WWII or immediately before, between, or after , Simone St James is who you should read She writes romantic ghost stories that will also appeal to readers of historical fiction They re usually a bit too dark to be cozy, but they re definitely a nice mix of suspense and romance.In this one, the ghost was only part of the plot I would have given this 4 stars, but one of the characters really rubbed me the wrong way Specifically view spoiler I hated Alex He didn t respect any of his wife s boundaries and had that husband knows best attitude that may be historically accurate, I don t know, but I hated that he brushed aside his wife s feelings for his own hide spoiler

  7. says:

    I love Simone s writing, so I knew this wouldn t disappoint me Everything about her books I love.

  8. says:

    Starting out slowly, Lost Among the Living introduced the young, widowed Jo Manders It was 1921 and she was responsible for her mother who had been committed to an asylum It had also been three years since she lost her husband, Alex, during The Great War but his body was never recovered Told with flashbacks, she loved her husband deeply Now 26 years old with few skills to recommend her, she worked as a companion for her husband s Aunt Dottie The name was fitting because Dottie was a moody w Starting out slowly, Lost Among the Living introduced the young, widowed Jo Manders It was 1921 and she was responsible for her mother who had been committed to an asylum It had also been three years since she lost her husband, Alex, during The Great War but his body was never recovered Told with flashbacks, she loved her husband deeply Now 26 years old with few skills to recommend her, she worked as a companion for her husband s Aunt Dottie The name was fitting because Dottie was a moody woman locked in an unhappy marriage Her son, Martin, had recently returned home after battling many surgeries for a war related shrapnel injury and a morphine addiction Jo sensed early on that that Wych Elm House was the site of past misery Like Simone St James previous stories, Lost Among the Living had a strong gothic vibe An unsolved murder from time gone by, ghosts and numerous secrets whispered through the hallways and rooms Items that moved and eerie noises elevated the suspense At times a little too busy, this historical mystery was a good who done it

  9. says:

    Another great story by St James I would say this is my second favorite book of hers the first being The Haunting of Maddy Clare I listened to the audio of this and it was wonderful She really knows how to evoke an eerie atmosphere Her descriptions of Frances and Princer s appearances were just chilling I was starting to think they were real myself.

  10. says:

    I enjoyed the characters in this book, they were interesting, believable and pulled all four corners together to make this ghost story come to life A young woman, Jo, is taken in as a companion by her husband s Aunt after he has been reported missing in the war They establish a love hate relationship that helps them build trust that both of them desperately need at this time in their lives After extended travel to different countries collecting art they end up at the family mansion that has n I enjoyed the characters in this book, they were interesting, believable and pulled all four corners together to make this ghost story come to life A young woman, Jo, is taken in as a companion by her husband s Aunt after he has been reported missing in the war They establish a love hate relationship that helps them build trust that both of them desperately need at this time in their lives After extended travel to different countries collecting art they end up at the family mansion that has not housed any family members for some time The tragic death of the youngest daughter, that occurred in the house, has put serious stress and anger between them all for different reasons The Aunts estranged husband is a womanizing heel who makes Jo s skin crawl and their son has recently returned home from the war, weakened injured and hiding just how sick he really is They are all dealing with their own demons but Jo seems to be the only one being visited by the ghost of the beautiful young daughter This is a fast paced, intriguing mystery that starts to twist and turn about half way through

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