Friends of the Dusk (Merrily Watkins, #13) by Phil Rickman

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When autumn storms blast Hereford, centuries-old human bones are found among the roots of a tree blown down on the city's Castle Green. But why have they been stolen? At the nearby Cathedral, another storm is building around a new, modernizing bishop who believes that if the Church is to survive it must phase out irrelevant archaic practices. Not good news for Merrily Watkins, consultant on the paranormal or, as it used to be known, diocesan exorcist. Especially as she's now presented with the job at its most medieval. In the moody countryside on the edge of Wales, a rambling 12th-century house is thought to be haunted. Although its new owners don't believe in ghosts, they do believe in spiritual darkness and the need for exorcism. But their approach to Merrily is oblique and guarded. No-one can be told—least of all, the new bishop. Merrily's discovery of the house's links with the medieval legend of a man who resisted mortality threatens to expose the hidden history of a more modern cult and its trail of insidious abuse—a trail that may not be closed.

Title : Friends of the Dusk (Merrily Watkins, #13)
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ISBN : 1782396942
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

December 26, 2017

Phil Rickman continues to write inspired crime fiction blended with spine chilling gothic supernatural horror featuring Vicar Merrily Watkins set in the village of Lewardine and Hereford, on the borders of England and Wales. As has been seen in previous books, it is an area rich in medieval histo...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

April 26, 2016

One of my favorite series; this entry didn't disappoint. Merrily is presented with challenges on all sides - moody, unsettled 19-year-old daughter Jane, an intriguing, disturbing deliverance case, no opportunity to spend time with Lol, and a new bishop who questions the validity of her ministry a...

Pam rated it ★★★★★

April 01, 2017

I find the Merrily Watkins stories have you coming back for more, I've read from the start and feel as if I know Merrily, Jane, Lol and Huw, and especially Gomer, you can't forget Gomer :) they now seem like friends who share there adventures with me, and what adventures, always that bit scary, g...

Jazzy rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2017

Review contains minor spoilers. Friends of the Dusk is classic Merrily Watkins and a very enjoyable addition to the series. This time around Rickman takes on the vampire myth – Herefordshire style. So not a “classic” vampire exactly; more of a “peradventure the Lord has given power to the evil ang...

Maggie rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2015

I love the Merrily Watkins books & was looking forward to the next one in the series. I was not disappointed. I had enjoyed the TV adaptation of Midwinter of the Spirit & I wondered if this would influence the way I visualised the characters- to an extent it did but not in a bad way. If y...

Deborah rated it ★★★★☆

July 09, 2016

4.5 stars I am slightly 'off' with this latest of the series - the dialogue is just a little too slick to convince. That aside, it's an excellent series with memorable, likable characters - and who doesn't like a good ghost story? Lol and Merrily really should be a bit more sure of each other afte...

Lori rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

I absolutely love this series and number 13 does not disappoint; intricate and satisfyingly creepy. Merrily Watkins is such a unique protagonist and her cast of supporting characters, Lol, Huw, Sophie, Gomer, Bliss and especially her daughter Jane are terrific. I don't know how Rickman does it bu...

Damaskcat rated it ★★★★★

December 07, 2015

I've been looking forward to reading this thirteenth book in this compelling series and it was definitely worth waiting for. I read it over two days and was completely absorbed in it. Some people may consider it starts off quite slowly but I found the tension really building almost from the first...

Jamie rated it ★★★☆☆

April 02, 2016

3.5 stars for the newest Merrily Watkins book! I’ve caught up with this series now, and I hope Rickman keeps writing. These are really interesting spooky mystery books featuring a female Church of England vicar who is serving as the “deliverance consultant” (modern term for exorcist) for the Dioc...

Judy rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 30, 2016

Merrily by Numbers. I'm afraid I'm reading these out of loyalty now. Rickman gives all his Characters the same voice. Even the "menacing" Athena White (who isn't at all menacing). I do identify strongly with Jane and even more since this book portrays her identity crisis so vividly. Without going...

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