Thank you to Emma at Damppebbles for giving me the chance to review The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow.
Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious. Simon is epileptic and his seizures are increasing in severity, but when he is told of the local curse of the Naseby Horses, he is convinced it has something to do with Charlotte’s disappearance. Despite resistance from the villagers, the police, and his own family, Simon is determined to uncover the truth, and save his sister.
Under the oppressive Fenland skies and in the heat of a relentless June, Simon’s bond with Charlotte is fierce, all-consuming, and unbreakable; but can he find her? And does she even want to be found?
Drawing on philosophy, science, and the natural world, The Naseby Horses is a moving exploration of the bond between a brother and his sister; of love; and of the meaning of life itself.
I finally managed to read The Naseby Horses after having it on my Kindle for a while and what a wonderful read it was. It was tense and gripping but well paced. The story itself was rather intriguing. I couldn’t put it down. It was so beautifully written, haunting and majestic. Despite being something I wouldn’t normally read, I’m so glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed this read.