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  • Title: Once Upon A Haunted Moor
  • Author: Harper Fox
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor It s not life in the fast lane, but he takes it very seriously, and his first missing child case is eating him alive When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he s gutted he s a level headed copper who doesn t believe in such things, and he can t help bGideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor It s not life in the fast lane, but he takes it very seriously, and his first missing child case is eating him alive When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he s gutted he s a level headed copper who doesn t believe in such things, and he can t help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries At first Lee s insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon s heart Son of a Methodist minister, raised in a tiny Cornish village, Gideon has hidden his sexuality for years It s cost him one lover, and he can t believe it when this green eyed newcomer stirs up old feelings and starts to exert a powerful force of attraction Gideon and Lee begin to work together on the case But there are malignant forces at work in the sleepy little village of Dark, and not only human ones Gideon is starting to wonder, against all common sense, if there might be some truth in the terrifying legend of the Bodmin Beast after all As a misty Halloween night consumes the moor, Gideon must race against time to save not only the lost child but the man who s begun to restore his faith in his own heart.
    Once Upon A Haunted Moor Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor It s not life in the fast lane but he takes it very seriously and his first missing child case is

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    1. been saving this one for a bad day a break glass in case of emergency feelz thing.i m so glad i didmospheric, melancholy, and even a little bleak like some scandicrime thing and then sweet as hellso a little creepy, but w.e halloween.outrageously short and nothing seemed to happen when i wanted it to i wanted lonely, flirting, investigating, beastie on the moor but honestly i just need to get over myself, bcuz this was quite simply nice to read review of book two review show

    2. 3.85 starsA spine tingling, spooky horror story I wasn t sure what was roaming the moors but it was enough to scare the bejeebers out of me, unsettling and creepy, I liked it a lot The anticipation was good, sadly the romance was minimal, a tiny bit disappointed there wasn t a couple scenes of kissing and intimacy between Lee and Gideon Overall an enjoyable and suspenseful read, perfect for a dark and stormy night.

    3. Review written January 30, 2016 4 Stars Stunning intriguing and beautifully written, a great serial openerBook 1Andrea recommended this series over a year ago I have than just liked those three M M romances by Harper Fox I ve read so far They were all both different with a unique feeling and all very memorable Great recommended reads It shall be good to explore this Tyack Frayne series So far six shorter 75 100 pages novella episodes in the crime mystery genre with a new case in every part At l [...]

    4. I loved the book title,the book cover,the blurb,the actual story,the atmosphere,the creepiness,the small dark village,the mystery of the missing little girl,policeman Gideon and psychic Lee,their love story,their dog,the time period Halloween I wish it was a longer book, but still it was good I am reading this series.

    5. Put this on my Kindle during one of my late night Brownian explorations on I read the first chapter but it didn t grab me, so set it aside for quite a while Being in the mood again for some escape reading, I gave it another go, and found it picked up in Chapter Two when the second protagonist future love interest arrived on the scene Some slight distraction from reading his name as Tyvak , which is iirc the brand name of an American insulating house wrap, but I got over that Paranormal mystery m [...]

    6. This review will begin with this line In Vio I Should Trust Without her review, I would give this a pass Simply because Harper Fox s writing makes me exhausted But this one I really enjoyed Vio told me that this felt like Harper Fox s short stories and I think I m good with her writing in small dosage, seeing that I seem to love her short stories better So yep, this one, I apparently enjoyed as well.I loved the portrayal of the disconcerting little village of Dark what an appropriate name with [...]

    7. This is a very fun little book with some sexy and some spooky Perfect Halloween read On to book 2 Tinsel Fish

    8. Fox s magic at it s best A haunting well laid out short with the added benefit that I can get Tyack and Frayne by reading the next stories in the series These are a couple that grow on one I like that Fox is writing an imperfect Gideon, trying to see himself, what s around him and how to go on.At one point Gideon says I don t want Dark turning into Midsomer I don t want that either but I have to admit that I did enjoy this like I devour and enjoy British whodunnits with that mix of dismal weath [...]

    9. Solid mystery with hints of paranormal and possessing the quintessential Romanticism of Fox s writing, this time the wild spaces of Cornwall, Bodmin Moor Small town cop and a moderately renown psychic are thrown together during the search for a missing child Quick read with a few twists and nicely exploring the headspace of people in a small remote location.

    10. Beautifully written If I was physically half as beautiful as this book was written, I d be a super model.I liked the story Just liked But liking is than good enough.Plus, no one can put you right in the middle of some desolate location quite like Harper Fox.

    11. I wasn t sure what to expect with this story The moors were very eerie and I really enjoyed the descriptions, I ve always liked that about Fox s writing I just wish that it had been longer because I was really enjoying how the MC s interacted That was a quietly intense romance that sneaked up between Gideon and Lee.Even for the length I liked how Gideon wrapped things up with both the case and his personal journey.

    12. I really liked this story The characters were well drawn, and compelling, and I could really feel their connection I loved the setting, and the mood It really added a lot to the story, and it made it feel almost like a classic tale rather than a modern one in some ways I liked the paranormal touches They weren t too heavy, or overdone, and the air of mystery added to the scare for me rather than detracting from it An excellent read on a cold day.

    13. I ve given this an A for both narration and content at AudioGals, so that s 4.5 stars rounded up Once Upon a Haunted Moor is the first book in Harper Fox s series of mysteries with a paranormal twist set mostly around Bodmin Moor in Cornwall The setting is atmospheric and integral to the story and is beautifully evoked by the author s wonderfully descriptive, lyrical writing and our two protagonists the local bobby policeman , Gideon Frayne and Lee Tyack, a jobbing psychic if there is such a thi [...]

    14. 3.5 starsBeautifully written, a haunting setting, a riveting mystery, and a sweet romance This novella has a lot going for it I really liked the setting of the Cornwall moors There was something desolate and mysterious about it, which set the feel of the book.It would be hard not to feel for Gideon Frayne, the lonely Cornish policeman who s buckling under the pressure of his latest investigation He goes through a noticeable change throughout the book from surly to hopeful.The change, of course, [...]

    15. I really liked this it had a real Broadchurch feel Scottish life on the Moors some kind of beast that roams the night and a missing child Gideon is the ever careful cop, in the closet, or so he thinks, who is in charge of the missing child investigation He lives in his parents old home which gives off the vibe of a mausoleum and he is still feeling the pain of his ex leaving him In comes Lee the psychic from another town to help with the investigation Of course Gideon tries to blow him off but h [...]

    16. 4 StarsAtmospheric and a little bit creepy perfect for this time of year as the mystery is set against the backdrop of the eerie moors of Cornwall.Small town cop, Gideon, is faced with his toughest case yet A little girl has gone missing, and the hopelessness that surrounds the situation is slowly suffocating his sense of competence All leads have dried up, and Gideon grudgingly accepts the help of self proclaimed psychic, Lee, because really, what does he have to lose Lee is unlike anyone he s [...]

    17. Still love this story, the dark chill of the Baskerville moors, characters both interesting and likeable The strength of feelings Onto the next While Harper Fox has a wonderful way with words, I often find her longer stories get out of control, so the short length of this attracted me Its succinct lots of atmosphere but no wasted page, I m torn between seeing it as a little gem and wishing there was that bit to it Luckily there are already two sequels so the story hasn t ended yet.The main char [...]

    18. This little gem of a story is the ideal thing for a spooky Halloween night It only takes a little under two hours to read it, but Harper Fox manages to pack a whole lot into a few pages.Set on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, a place already steeped in mystery, folklore and strange happenings, there couldn t be a atmospheric place to write a great spooky chiller thriller A young girl has gone missing from the village of Dark Now all the leads are running cold and the chances of finding her alive are di [...]

    19. 4.5 starsOmg had I not read this before This was so stinking good A cop and a psychic pair up to find a missing girl And the thing in the moor Scared the crap out of me Especially when it follows you home If you like paranormal stories this is a Must read I can t wait to read the next one This has the potential to become a favorite series.

    20. So yesterday I am on this ridiculously boring flight and needed something to read So, rather than spending 2 hours choosing a book I, closed my eyes, pointed my sticky little finger to the iPad and pushed.Note to self stop spending hours trying to choose a book, close your fucking eyes and push.And it s a series 2 books

    21. Overall book rating 4Audio Book Tim Gilbert 3.8Book Cover 3.5 Well This one made me refuse to go anywhere in the house after dark without hubby tagging along A most curious thing to him seeing as I m not usually a scaredy cat but the mist and the Feel it before you hear it and the clawing made me a little.ful LOLIt was something out of my ordinary little box I liked it

    22. It s All Hallow s Eve, the perfect setting for spooks, and goblins and things that go bump in the night There s something on the wind swept moor and in the town of Dark, on the Cornish coast, something that isn t quite right And a little girl has gone missing.It s Gideon Frayne s beat, he s the town copper, born and raised, son of a Methodist minister, estranged from family, lonely and mourning a lost love But it s been almost two weeks that the child has been missing and a psychic, Lee Tyack, i [...]

    23. After reading my last book, which brought Wales to life very strongly, I wondered what I could read to follow it up.I bought this book about 18 months ago, on the recommendation of a friend, and for various reasons never got round to reading it, and it is glorious.In 80 pages Harper Fox made me feel like I was in Cornwall I felt like I knew Gideon and Lee and I was so invested in them, in finding the missing girl, and the whole book that I read in one go begrudging work and food for getting in t [...]

    24. Audio Review Tim Gilbert does a good job voicing husky, gravelly Gideon and softer, sweeter Lee Moving on to book 2, Tinsel Fish.Nice little mystery set around the Beast of Bodmin Moor legend in Cornwall which is a real thing Extremely atmospheric as is usual with the author s work, although much too short, but on we go to book 2, Tinsel Fish.

    25. A wonderfully atmospheric little read with two real and likable MCs My gran grew up in a village bordering the Bodmin moors but had no stories to tell about the strange beasties lurking there What a shame She did teach me how to make a killer Cornish pasty though Thanks Vio

    26. Audiobook reviewOnce upon a Haunted Moor was an excellent start for a series and one I thoroughly enjoyed Sure it was a bit rough around the edges, and I would ve loved for it to be a full length novel But I enjoyed it all the same and you can t have it all unfortunately.Even though this was such a short novel it was packed to the brim The tale Fox created was wonderfully atmospheric It s set in a small town named Dark, and the name truly fits the feelings Fox evokes with her words a quiet town [...]

    27. I read this novel by the light of an oil lamp, with a large Scotch and Soda or two, or three seltzer I believe our American cousins call it Oh yes, this is a story for Halloween and rates highly in my Harper Fox library Bodmin Moor, a missing child, a lonely policeman, a psychic, mist, the Beast, the tin mines, the ancient stones of CornwallGod I loved it Once Upon A haunted Moor is an M M romance with a difference It s not so much about the romance, although that features, but about the beauty [...]

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