The Death of Jane Lawrence is a highly atmospheric gothic romance. From the beginning, I was transported into the alternate history of Great Beltraine where magic is possible. Jane and Augustine fill the trope of a marriage for convenience. I loved Jane's character with her persistent logic, pursuit of knowledge and willingness to open herself up to emotions and the supernatural. Augustine is a curious character from the beginning. I enjoyed the care he took in his surgery, it was obvious that he truly cared for his patients and was skilled at his job; however, it was also clear that he was hiding something big. Jane and Augustine seem to fit together perfectly, even though they shouldn't. Lindridge Hall is the biggest character, with locked rooms, mysterious shadows and plenty of secrets to uncover, Lindridge is the quintessential gothic setting. With the addition of magic a whole new world of suspense and possibilities opens up to Jane. I was amazed at how well Jane took to magic her mind opened up to it. With more magic, Lindridge opens more doors to Jane. The writing took me on a wild ride and thoroughly explored LIndridge and the effects of magic. With the creation of a truly unique setting and an even more interesting romance, The Death of Jane Lawrence is the perfect mind-bending gothic horror.
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