The Darkling Bride

The Darkling Bride

Three generations of Irish nobles face their family secrets in this spellbinding novel from the award-winning author of the Boleyn King trilogy. The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take Three generations of Irish nobles face their family secrets in this spellbinding novel from the award-winning author ...

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Title:The Darkling Bride
Author:Laura Andersen
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Darkling Bride
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:369 pages pages

The Darkling Bride Reviews

  • Rachel
    Nov 05, 2017
    Such a fun book to read! If you like Kate Morton's books, you will definitely like this one. This one is perfect to read on a rainy day and it is suspenseful as you try to figure out the mystery of who did it. I hope Andersen writes more books like this one! ...
  • JanB
    Mar 14, 2018
    Atmospheric and suspenseful, this modern day gothic mystery has it all: a centuries old castle, a ghostly presence, family secrets, mysterious deaths, local legends, and yes, even a little romance. The Gallagher family has owned Deeprath Castle in Ireland for centuries, but the current...
  • Lisa
    Oct 24, 2017
    What an enjoyable, escapist read! For lovers of historical fiction, Gothic fiction, and/or mystery, this book has it all. Andersen aptly braids together three storylines from three different time periods (current, 1970's-1990's, 1880's) and casts the Wicklow area of Ireland (complete w...
  • Sara
    Mar 14, 2018
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh That my friends is the poorly rendered sound of a very happy and very satisfied reader. There's something truly, deeply enjoyable about a good, old fashioned gothic mystery. When its also brilliantly written and full of well crafted characters and delicious historical...
  • Marialyce
    Mar 03, 2018
    3 moody Gothic stars Once upon a time, many of us would have loved to live in an Irish castle with its ghosts, secret rooms, hidden passages, and a very long history. For the Gallagher family tracing back hundreds of years that was their life. They had lived in a castle, they had ex...
  • Teresa
    May 28, 2018
    I've wanted to read this book for ages and I finally bit the bullet, paid the 'too high' price and enjoyed an absolutely brilliant read. It's set in Ireland, which drew me in I have to say, as it's nice reading about places you know. It's set in a castle, another plus as we have som...
  • Marianne
    Oct 18, 2017
    Great story that drew me in quickly and kept me guessing. The Darkling Bride has all the elements that make it an enjoyable read - mystery, romance, a castle with ghost. Perfect for a rainy day. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Jenny Q
    Mar 07, 2018
    I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw the description. A haunted castle? Irish folklore? A giant library? A dark and brooding viscount? Yes, please! When Carragh Ryan interviews for a job inventorying an ancient family library, she has no idea what lies before her. From the sn...
  • MaryannC.Book Fiend
    Feb 18, 2018
    3.5 Stars for me. A Gothicky read about the Gallagher family who have owned Deeprath Castle and the sinister secrets the castle seems to hold. After much contemplation Aidan Gallagher has come back home to sell his birth right (Deeprath Castle), his parents having been murdered in the ...
  • Kathleen
    Nov 08, 2017
    This was such an enjoyable read! Telling the story of one family's history over several hundred years it included a wonderful castle that became a character of the book, amazing landscapes, interesting history, great characters, a bit of romance and a mystery that kept me guessing. It ...
  • Sophia
    Mar 09, 2018
    If you have the years on you or simply enjoy pulling some older dusty books off the library shelves, you might remember older gothic-flavored romantic suspenses by Mary Stewart or Victoria Holt or Daphne DuMaurier. I loved their writing that gave one a little chill, a harrowing adventu...
  • Susan Johnson
    Mar 08, 2018
    3.75 stars Deeprath Castle in the Wicklow Mountains near Glendalough has been in the Gallagher family since the 12th century. The current Viscount, Aidan, has decided to sign it over to the National Trust over everyone's protests. It holds bad memories for him as his parents were m...
  • Julie
    Mar 24, 2018
    The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen is 2018 Ballantine publication. I had a feeling I?d would like this one! A seven- hundred- year old Irish castle, multiple family tragedies, mysteries, unsolved crimes, a legendary author, an unpublished manuscript, a dash of romance, and ...
  • Dayle (the literary llama)
    Mar 15, 2018
    Definitely an early contender for one of my best books of the year! I freaking loved it. Longer review forthcoming... *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Aisling
    Mar 23, 2018
    This is a terrific gothic mystery; lots of gorgeous atmosphere in picturesque Ireland, a centuries old family castle, squabbling family, mysterious deaths, a very light touch on the supernatural. The last 75-100 pages are unstoppable. The beginning is a bit slow but the pace at the end...
  • Morgannah Usher
    Oct 18, 2017
    Ghosts are not supposed to exist, which is one reason why ghost stories are often about things that people try to deny. The Darkling Bride hews to the essential aspects of the traditional ghost story: the big spooky castle with a tragic past, the peculiar noises and eerie events ...
  • Jenea Whittington
    Feb 06, 2018
    The Darkling Brife is a gothic ghost story that spans several hundred years, all in a mysterious castle hidden in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. Deeprath Castle has been in the Gallagher family for over seven hundred years, and is now being given up to a public trust. The family has...
  • Dianne
    Mar 05, 2018
    The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. As secrets emerge from the shadows and Carragh gets closer to answers?and to Aidan?could she be the Darkling Bride?s next victim? ...
  • Maggies Daisy
    Oct 30, 2017
    Deeprath castle sits uninhabited in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, that has been the home of the Gallagher family for well over seven hundred years. With the possible transfer of the building and lands to a public trust all the remaining Gallagher family members converge on the grou...
  • Tracey
    Jan 30, 2018
    3.5 Stars rounded to 4 The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic lib...
  • Christine Roberts
    Mar 04, 2018
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  • Kristin
    Nov 01, 2017
    I am a big fan of this author's alternative Tudor history series so I was eager to see how she did with more straight-forward historical fiction. A very satisfying, escapist read with a bit of Gothic overtones as well as the parallel narrator structure reminiscent of Kate Morton's w...
  • Caitlin Christensen
    Feb 13, 2018
    "And then... disaster. In the shape - as so often in men's recounting of history - a woman." The Darkling Bride is a glorious romp through Irish myth and legend, and I really couldn't put it down. It's not my usual cup o' tea, so to speak, but I am so glad that I requested a review...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    Feb 03, 2018
    *** ARC provided by the author for an honest review *** Deeprath Castle is the ancestral home of the Gallagher family. It has seen the life and times, the good and the bad, happy and sad of the Gallagher?s from the beginning and is the backdrop for Laura Andersen's The Darkling Br...
  • Holly  B
    Apr 22, 2018
    A gothic tale set in an Irish castle - Deeprath Carragh Ryan loves books and she is hired to catalog the library at the castle. She claims she is there for the books, but she becomes entangled in legends, a murder mystery, and more. ~ This one has an intriguing story line, but a...
  • Karen
    Mar 18, 2018
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of Deeprath Castle's historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be ...
  • Melisa
    Mar 13, 2018
    A mystery based around a 700 year old Irish castle where the secrets lie within the antiquated books of its library. A bibliophile/history buff/reader?s dream scenario. This book has a lot going on in it, and I mean A LOT. Several different mysteries and timelines with elements o...
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    Mar 12, 2018
    This was a highly enjoyable dark murder mystery. When I first requested this egalley, I was drawn in by the gothic style elements that were present and what bibliophile doesn't like a book that involves books? Especially one set in an irish, gothic, and historical library setting. We a...
  • Amy Leigh
    Apr 22, 2018
    This book took me by surprise! I was thinking it would be a comfortable historical fiction novel I would enjoy and it was so much more. The atmosphere is very Victorian Gothic. The story was non-stop in a good way. I couldn't get enough of this book! I need this physically on my booksh...
  • OLT
    Nov 03, 2017
    (3.5 stars) Although lacking a little character development, this story makes up for it by supplying three separate but interconnected storylines, one taking place in the 1880s, one in the 1990s and a bit before, and one in 2015, all revolving around Deeprath Castle in Ireland and the ...