Why you must read Shani Struther’s The Haunting of Highdown Hall
‘Good morning, Psychic Surveys. How can I help?’
The latest in a long line of psychically-gifted females, Ruby Davis, can see through the veil that separates this world and the next, helping grounded souls to move towards the light – or ‘home’ as Ruby calls it. Not just a job for Ruby, it’s a crusade and one she wants to bring to the High Street.
Psychic Surveys is born.
Psychics on Main Street? Tell us more.
Winter deepens and so does the mystery surrounding Cynthia. She insists the devil is blocking her path to the light long after Psychic Surveys have ‘disproved’ it. Investigating her apparently unblemished background, Ruby is pulled further and further into Cynthia’s world and the darkness that now inhabits it.
For the first time in her career, Ruby’s deepest beliefs are challenged. Does evil truly exist? And if so, is it the most relentless force of all?
Is this a horror novel?
If you like James Herbert, you’ll love my book.
All characters are based on people, including psychics that I know and all events are based on either experience or word of mouth experience.
Really? Tell us more about these characters then.
Kind of like Walmart or Tesco? Interesting. Tell us who’s in her team.
The rest of the team consist of Corinna, aged 21 and a ‘sensitive’, Theo, in her late sixties and well-established in the field and Ness, who used to work in a psychic capacity for Sussex Police. Jed – a ghost dog who has attached itself to Ruby during a cleansing, also proves himself very useful.
We know that this is the start of a series, and are quite excited about seeing where it goes. Have you written any other books?
Tell us about yourself.
Do you have a website?
How easily do new storylines come to you? If we give you four random words – Man, Woman, Mexico, Future – can you give us a brief storyline?
I want to escape, she says.
She mulls over his words. Mexico? she says at last. Sounds good. Fancy some company?
Outside the rain continues to beat mercilessly against the windows but she doesn’t mind a bit. For her, the future just got a whole lot brighter.