Ok, friends! For your enjoyment! An excerpt from Owl Manor – the Final Stroke, third and final book of the Gothic suspense trilogy, coming this fall!
“The manor loomed through the haze, a dark, slumbering structure cloaked in a mysterious past. What stories lurked within those walls? As I stared at it, it seemed to wrap around me and pull me in. I shook my shoulders to dispel the sensation.
Then, we saw them. Rows and rows of stone owls all around the rooftop, the retaining walls around the stairs, and the molding over the doors and windows. And when we stepped inside, we saw them again on the ceilings, in niches in the walls, on windowsills.
And I felt the house. It seemed to swell and throb through the grime, the stench of rot, the years of moisture build-up, as though it were bursting out of a tomb. Then it exhaled, releasing a long-held breath, disturbing the cobwebs, sending a flurry of dust and dry leaves swirling up to the stone owls…”
Owl Manor – the Final Stroke, Book Three of the Gothic suspense trilogy, by Zita Harrison.