Historical fiction meets paranormal fantasy, with a touch of adventure and romance.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I can say that it was definitely intriguing enough that it kept me turning the pages as more and more unexpected events took place.
The story follows H.G. Wells as he tries to find inspiration at the frontlines of WWI to write home to encourage loved ones about the heroic actions of their soldiers. Instead, Wells collects stories of men living as ghosts in the trenches. These stories and men haunt him for the rest of the book.
Wells’ story is intertwined with that of his’ lover, Rebecca West, and her endeavours to uncover and unravel a secret society’s evil plot that threatens to turn the outcome of the war.
It was very interesting to read how the two stories progressed and gradually became more tangled. I was hoping for a bit more haunting, but once I finished the book and thought on it a bit, the title did fit, in a somewhat deeper way.
The author’s writing was lovely and imaginative, and lent a unique perspective into what Wells’ story may have been like…with some added supernatural elements. I will definitely be taking a look at more books by this author in the future!
Thank-you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for my advanced reader copy.
“The Haunting of H.G. Wells” by Robert Masello
Plot: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ½
Characters: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ½
Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ½, rounded up