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The Ruin of Delicate Things by [Beverley Lee]

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The Ruin of Delicate Things Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B084WSV6YL
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 7, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 889 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 244 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

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Beverley Lee is the bestselling author of the Gabriel Davenport series (The Making of Gabriel Davenport, A Shining in the Shadows and The Purity of Crimson) The Ruin of Delicate Things and The House of Little Bones.

Her shorter fiction has been included in works from Cemetery Gates Media, Kandisha Press, Brigids Gate Press and Off Limits Press.

In thrall to the written word from an early age, especially the darker side of fiction, she believes that the very best story is the one you have to tell. Supporting fellow authors is also her passion and she is actively involved in social media and writers’ groups.

You can visit her online at beverleylee.com (where you’ll find a free dark and twisted short story download) or on Instagram (@theconstantvoice) and Twitter (@constantvoice).

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterfully Woven and Intricately Detailed Story of Grief and Horror
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
I consider myself a pretty shrewd selector of books. I generally enjoy the books I choose to read and while I obviously enjoy some more than others, I’m very rarely disappointed. When I read the synopsis for Beverly Lee’s THE RUIN OF DELICATE THINGS I felt strongly drawn to her story of crushing grief and unmitigated horror. A cover blurb by Kealan Patrick Burke, a favored author of mine whose bookish opinions hold a considerable amount of weight for me, sealed the deal. I decided to read Beverly’s book as part of my Women In Horror Month celebration. And I am so glad that I did! THE RUIN OF DELICATE THINGS is a masterfully woven and intricately detailed story that will have you reaching for the box of Kleenex one moment and turning on an extra light the next. Beverly is a writer of immense talent and RUIN is a wonderful (and wonderfully creepy!) book from the first page to the last. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed it so thoroughly that within minutes of finishing I ordered all three books of Beverly’s GABRIEL DAVENPORT series! I’m greatly looking forward to these books as well as everything Beverly comes out with in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy as Hell!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars The past casts long shadows hard to escape from, the forest holds its secrets...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 26, 2020
∞ |𝙰𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚁𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠𝚎𝚛| ∞
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and thrilling
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and thrilling
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2020
The Ruin of Delicate things effectively ensnares you in its magic with immediacy, via alternating perspectives. Multiple raw and emotionally driven narratives that interweave individual reverie with reality, exposing motives, monstrosities and the morose meanderings of grief.
For it is in grief that our main characters tear up their very roots, trailing them down past’s own garden path, to be tangled in the weaving weeds of secrecy and superstition.

This modern, gothic tale is a delicious cocktail of chaos. A slow and wicked creeping dread traverses your spine long before you arrive at Barrington Hall. And oh, such horrors to be found in the woods and thereabouts!

Beverley has a wonderful way of bewitching your senses. The writing is as rich and opulent as it is savage and full of sorrow, with plot devices expertly deployed to ensure maximum devastation.
My blood curdled, my skin prickled, my breath quickened and my heart ached for each real and relatable character in turn.

The ability to give sentience to the simplest of things is an incredible feat, and all is alive with hearts of a braying beat. Nothing is sacred. And nothing is safe. Be careful where you tread, for you must suspend all disbelief; reality is not as it seems.
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Trudy Mylum
4.0 out of 5 stars An atmospheric read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars folklore, science, sort of, and evil little brats
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2021
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