The Coffin Path

The Coffin Path

The Coffin Path is an eerie and compelling seventeenth-century ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of Michelle Paver and Sarah Waters, this gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone. Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say The Coffin Path is an eerie and compelling seventeenth-century ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moo...

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Title:The Coffin Path
Author:Katherine Clements
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1472204271
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Coffin Path Reviews

  • michelle
    Nov 27, 2017
    I would like to thank Headline and Netgalley for and ARC of this book. The Coffin path is a 17th Century ghost story set in the Yorkshire moors. Where Mercy and Father Bertram Booth live in a place called Scarcross Hall just off the coffin path. Where she has lived all her life. Where...
  • Blair
    Jul 27, 2017
    Set in a 17th-century sheep-farming community against the harsh backdrop of the Yorkshire moors, The Coffin Path felt like a book I could sink into and just savour right from the beginning. This historical ghost story is a fabulous example of great storytelling, rich with detail and dr...
  • Teresa
    Mar 16, 2018
    I don't know what to think about this book. On the cover it says, 'spine tingling', but I was at the end of the novel and nothing had tingled. It felt a bit flat and I didn't like the ending at all. I'm sure there are people who loved it, so I'll leave the reviewing to someone who ca...
  • Jo
    Mar 03, 2018
    It's the late 17th century and Mercy lives a remote life on the Yorkshire Moors with her father, servant, and the men who work her land. There are stories of hauntings and mysterious happenings but Mercy has thoughts only for her sheep and her land. But then she starts to hear strange ...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Feb 06, 2018
    17th century. The Moors. A house that is said to be haunted and a stone circle where witches and the devil play. I had no idea what to believe, but something was sure going on. Mercy loves the land, her sheep, her life. She is content as it is. But her dad is loosing it and then thi...
  • Helen
    Apr 15, 2018
    Meh. Maybe I'm somewhat disappointed because it wasn't really what I was expecting. Whilst the writing flows and is often quite beautiful, I found this too hard going. There was plenty of atmosphere but no real sense of dread for me. And there are only so many descriptions of fleece-od...
  • Sally Boocock
    Feb 05, 2018
    Have you ever read a book you never want to end. Well this is one of those. It grips you like a vice which won't let go.It is a beautifully written tale encapsulating the bleakness, beauty and cruelty of the Yorkshire moors. Reminiscent of Wuthering Heights but with a far more menacing...
  • Sarah
    Aug 18, 2018
    I was underwhelmed with this, it didn't really live up to what I was expecting. There were a few spooky bits, lots of stuff about sheep, and a rather tedious story line. Not really what I would describe as "horror", which is how my library has it categorised. ...
  • Victoria Farrow
    Feb 21, 2018
    "One coin marks the first to go. A second bodes the fall. The third will seal a sinner's fate. The Devil take them all." I've been reading quite a lot of short ghost stories recently, I like M.R. James, Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. So when The Coffin Path cropped up on Net...
  • Kirsty
    Jan 06, 2018
    The lamb scene. Eww. I can't deal. ...
  • Pat Walsh
    May 27, 2018
    Atmospheric, unsettling and beautifully written. ...
  • Kate
    Dec 16, 2017
    Atmospheric and very spooky historical ghost story. A compelling read. ...
  • Cathy
    Jan 27, 2018
    Find all my book reviews, plus fascinating author interviews, exclusive guest posts and book extracts, on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/ The Coffin Path?s striking opening line - ?I was born with blood on my hands? - sets the scene for a story full of atmosp...
  • Tracy Shephard
    Sep 20, 2017
    Firstly I loved the reading voice in my head for this novel.. and I think that owes a lot to the author Katherine Clements. It is a beautifully written tale. Mercy Booth feels that someone is watching as she rushes back to her house after birthing the first lamb of the season, un...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    Jan 30, 2018
    ???STARS ARC-REVIEW Release Date-8/2/18 So the Coffin Path By Katherine Clements was a strange one for me, I was really looking forward to this but it didn't quite deliver and left me feeling a tad confused by that unexplained ending. So this book tells the story of M...
  • Stephanie
    Sep 13, 2017
    The Coffin Path is an eerie tale that takes place on the Yorkshire Moors in the 17th century. It?s a hard place to live, the bleakness, the years after the war and its in a remote area that is reliant on good weather to make a decent living. And there is a rumour that has never gone ...
  • Jackie Law
    Dec 19, 2017
    The Coffin Path, by Katherine Clements, is a ghost story set on the edge of a lonesome moor in 1674. Its protagonist is thirty-two year old Mercy Booth who lives in the gradually decaying splendour of Scarcross Hall with her ageing father, Bartram, and his faithful servant, Agnes. Merc...
  • Ophelia Sings
    Jan 29, 2018
    The Yorkshire moors are in Mercy Booth's blood. As is the crumbling, isolated Scarcross Hall - her childhood home. And she will do anything to remain there. Anything... Religion, love and death stalk the pages of Katherine Clements' deeply atmospheric, ghostly yarn. Rich in historic...
  • Lisa
    Feb 12, 2018
    This was one of my most ancipated new releases of 2018 and I'm sorry to say that I was quite disappointed. On paper it sounded like the perfect book for me. A gothic ghost story set in Yorkshire in the late 17th century? Sign me up! Oh how I wish it had lived up to my expectations. ...
  • Katherine Kreuter
    May 09, 2018
    I liked this book a lot, which surprised me. I wouldn't think the ghost story was a genre with much mileage these days. Everyone loves vampires (it's the evening wear) but not so wraiths and spirits. Yet the scary parts were so well written that you really felt the goosebumps. I couldn...
  • Thebooktrail
    Oct 01, 2017
    Visit the locations in the novel This made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, my eyes pop right open, my mouth drop in shock....you get the idea. If I owned a room divider/screen it would now be so far away from my house as I could get it. Next time I hear a sheep,...
  • Yvonne
    Feb 04, 2018
    Set in the 17th century on the eerie Yorkshire Moors. Meet Mercy, she lives with her father Bartram Booth and Agnes in Scarcross Hall. They are in the heart of the sheep community and part of a close-knit of herders, shepherds and locals. But when a stranger appears looking for work, i...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    May 03, 2018
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and through bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review. When it comes through your door Unless you j...
  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    Feb 16, 2018
    'One coin marks the first to go A second bodes the fall The third will seal a sinner?s fate The Devil take them all? The Coffin Path is the third novel from critically acclaimed novelist Katherine Clements. Just published by Headline, The Coffin Path is described as ?...
  • Paromjit
    Jan 22, 2018
    Katherine Clements serves up a scarily creepy atmospheric gothic tale of ghosts and horror set in the Yorkshire Moors of the seventeenth century. It is a location that has been hit hard and poverty runs rampant, a place that has been deeply affected by the English Civil War, Cromwell's...
  • Linda Hill
    May 23, 2018
    Living at Scarcross has never been easy for Mercy, but it is about to get considerably harder. Now, I must confess that I don?t usually read books marketed in the ghost or horror genre as I find them too unsettling, but The Coffin Path was a perfect read for me with just the right...
  • Irene
    Nov 21, 2017
    Gothic 17th century ghost story set high up on the Yorkshire moors. Mercy Booth is content with her life, mistress of Scarcross Hall, assisting her father, and being a shepherdess but all that changes when she suddenly senses great danger, that something is watching and chasing her as ...
  • Maria Hill AKA MH Books
    Jul 12, 2018
    ?When we first came here, I told him this house had secrets. I warned him. And he flew into one of his rages and forbade me ever to speak if such things again. Promised to cast me out if I did. Seems no sense in changing that now.? This is a creepy gothic tale of a 17th century ...
  • May
    Aug 22, 2018
    I was loving this right up until the final reveal, which felt a little... messy. Still, gorgeous spooky atmosphere. ...
  • Lucy Banks
    Mar 03, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. A slow-burning, atmospheric novel, with plenty of mystery. Say the words 'gothic horror' to me and you've immediately grabbed my attention. As such, I eagerly requested a copy of this book - as anything that p...