The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie

The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie


When Delores Mackenzie is chased home by a restless spirit, she is sent to the mysterious Uncles in Edinburgh Old Town to learn how to control her unusual 'gifts'.

Scared and alone, she finds her new home at the Tolbooth Book Store is full of curious surprises: some welcome, others less so. But when a sinister apparition threatens the lives of her strange new housemates, Delores must gather all her strength to save them.

Our Review

The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie took me no time to read because I was so absorbed, the real world fell away. 

This book reminded me heavily of the supernatural books I used to devour when I was a child. An excellent read with a definite sense of danger. 

"There was a disturbance in the space behind her. Her hood was yanked back; and the neck of her coat was pulled tight around her throat. Something grabbed at her hair, dragging her back but she kept her balance - just...Her hood slackened and a dark figure, more solid now, slid behind one of the stone pylons that lined the causeway. A man once, she thought, from its shape, its movements."

Delores is sent to the Uncles in Edinburgh Old Town by her sister after a Bocan, or restless spirit, follows her home one day. She needs to learn how to control her unnusual gifts which have become increasingly powerful over the years and attracted more and more dangerous entities. 

At the Tolbooth Book Store she encounters Gabriel and Prudence, Gabriel is welcoming...Prudence less so. A sinister manifestation begins to cause her housemates trouble and Delores knows she must help. 

I enjoyed the gothic feel of this book and feel it will be loved equally by adults and children alike. 

I can't wait to read more from this world! 

The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie is a wickedly enchanting tale and sure to be a hit.





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