The Meadows

Fiction - Supernatural
409 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2018
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Author Biography

Obsessed with vampires and haunted houses from a young age, London grew up reading gothic tales featuring romantic and tragic heroes. Wuthering Heights and Dracula are her favorite novels, and although now happily married, she readily confesses that she once moved to England in search of a man who was the perfect amalgamation of Dracula, Hamlet, Heathcliff, and Mr. Rochester. In fact, London considers herself a recovering runaway and also tried living life down under.

She graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Music and M.F.A in Creative Writing. She’s had an eclectic array of jobs including receptionist, legal secretary, literary assistant, high school English teacher, and freelance editor.

London lives in a Washington, DC suburb with her husband and three greyhounds. She’s happiest when she’s writing novels, reading books, or binge watching her favorite programs like The Vampire Diaries or Being Human over and over again.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Meadows by London Clarke is a terrifying tale of the supernatural. Scarlett, fresh out of rehab, needed a new start and The Meadows in the Shenandoah Valley seemed like the right place. A huge mansion going for a song; she planned to turn it into a bed and breakfast but other forces had different ideas. Voices, fleeting glimpses of shadows, a lady in black and a strange substance dripping through the ceiling. Strange people start to give Scarlett warnings and then a tunnel is found, running under the house. After Scarlett is injured by a malevolent spirit, she decides she must fight back. She has no idea what she is about to unleash; a 10-year-old murder, satanic cults and demons - things are about to take on an even more nightmarish quality. Can Scarlett survive demonic and human forces? Or will she run and leave it all behind?

The Meadows is another great offering by London Clarke, full of suspense and terror. Once I started to read, I couldn’t put the book down. London Clarke has an excellent way with words and she really knows how to draw a reader in. I think she dealt with the subject of alcohol and drug abuse very well, weaving it neatly into a story will thrill all fans of the supernatural genre. The characters are drawn out gradually through the story, with more details about their backgrounds and lives being woven deftly in, threading throughout the entire story. There is a lot going on here; supernatural violence, sexual situations (nothing graphic), satanic cults, demons, malevolent spirits, and the inevitable ghost hunting team. Great story! I did wonder, at the end, whether there would be a sequel to this book. I hope so!