I liked it!
Sorry for taking so long to write a review. I really liked the story, and your writing also definitely improves as the story goes on. There are a few grammatical errors, and in the first chapter there's a bit when Mr. Woolf encounters the Hushbournes, and he addresses Mr Hushbourne as Bernard, and I think you meant Francis. The reason I'm pointing this out, because it's a very small mistake to make and easy to fix, but I think you should fix it asap, as it's the beginning of the story, when the reader isn't as familiar with the names yet, and I was a little confused on who Bernard was, and had to read the paragraph again.
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But besides that, I enjoyed this story loads, there was a suspension through out the chapters, that kept me thinking that something bad was going to happen. Especially Lord Axby... In my head he died a 100 times.
I didn't know anything about your story, before i started reading it, and i loved guessing if it's going to be a horror story, or a thriller, or a crime?! He was my favourite character. I also liked that not one of the characters turned out to be what I was expecting. I ended up hating Elizabeth, and at first I thought I'm going to like this woman.
The twist on the end was surprising, reminded me of the Pretty Little Liars books a little bit, only more mellow and satisfying.
The favourite part was definitely the description of the painting/landscape, when Mr Woolf realises he's standing at the same spot where Birches and Magnolias was painted. And later on Lord Axby too.
Truthfully, the end was good, but it made me really sad :( I was hoping for Charlotte to find happiness with Lord Axby, as you built up their relationship so nicely.
Overall I liked it loads!