REVIEW ç Once Upon a Haunted Moor

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  • Once Upon a Haunted Moor
  • Harper Fox
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
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10 thoughts on “Once Upon a Haunted Moor

  1. says:

    been saving this one for a bad day a break glass in case of emergency feelz thingi'm so glad i didatmospheric melancholy and even a little bleak like some scandicrime thing—and then sweet as hellalso a little creepy but we halloweenoutrageously 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 uite simply nice to readmy review of book two

  2. says:

    385 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. says:

    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 MM romances by Harper Fox I've read so far They were all both different with a uniue 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 last to read as a Tyack Frayne series BR with my very best GR buddy Sofia with start this January weekend ‘the Beast of Bodmin Moor You feel the sound before you hear it’A little girl Lorna is still lost on the Cornwall Bodmin Moor after nearly two weeks The local police the copper Gideon Frayne is near to give up It feels hopeless and he can't sleep He walks the moor every night and he hear the Beast ‘High above him on the crag the rocks of the Cheesewring floated eerily their impossibly balanced towers stranger than ever in the wreathing mist’‘For a while he could follow the hawthorn edged track the ceremonial way with its odd feel of safety as if it led over shark filled water Leaving it he had a sense of leaving human territory behind of entering into the realm ofOf what? He forced himself to analyse his fears’ Then Lee Tyack a clairvoyant man with a lot of surprising abilities arrivesA green eyed clairvoyant stranger gives hopesGideon in his 30s is a closeted minister son A small village copper in a still superstitious old traditional place in a corner of the big Cornwall moor The former boyfriend gave up and left and now there is maybe a new chance But the fog is dense and Gideon is pretty hard on himselfI'm not going to spoil about this story A bit horrifying but so very well written and WOW all those beautiful views Ms Fox makes me see just reading I'm already in love in those characters the dog Isolde and this Cornish place This was a GREAT start I'm so very eager to continue with #2 Tinsel Fish I LIKE and at once want of the moor

  4. says:

    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 uite 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 protagonistfuture 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 mm contemporary romanceGideon Frane is the local bobby in a tiny village in Cornwall which is an alien and thus interesting landscape and people scape to me frantic over a missing child case; Tyack is a clairvoyant sent down to help Do they really do that officially or only in fantasy ish books? Both conveniently for speeding things up in a short work have lately broken up with prior boyfriends Frane is still in the closet albeit with the door open in part due to his upbringing in part due to his job; natch he doesn't start out believing in the paranormal but after two weeks on the case is getting desperate enough to try anything The mysterious Lee Tyack who does not get a viewpoint we discover along with Gideon as the book progressesWell written and I liked the setting and setup enough to go on and read the next two over the weekend The fascinatingly titled Tinsel Fish and Don't Let Go at which point I was ready for a change of pace though I may circle back As is typical of such series we have separate crime cases in each tale with a developing relationship arccharacter exploration as the real interest to follow from one stepping stone to the nextTa LLater All right I ended up reading all six of these They held up pretty well over the story arc

  5. says:

    I loved the book titlethe book coverthe blurbthe actual storythe atmospherethe creepinessthe small dark villagethe mystery of the missing little girlpoliceman Gideon and psychic Leetheir love storytheir dogthe time period HalloweenI wish it was a longer book but still it was good I am reading this series

  6. says:

    Oh thank goodness for backupsUgh Deleted my review dammit I reread this April 2019 Loved it just as much as the first time and it’s just as creepyOriginally read August 2018Holy crap on a cracker This book was crazy It was creepy suspenseful and hauntingly beautiful I honestly don’t know what to make of it all There’s definitely a paranormal feel to it But the writing itself gives it an otherworldly vibe The descriptions and flow all add to the mystery I stayed glued to it because I needed to know how this was going to play out And talk about hairs standing up on my neck Like I said creepy This was definitely insta lustconnection but given the situation and all I could totally see it I’m looking forward to of these two I think they’re going to make a great couple

  7. says:

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

  8. says:

    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 CornwallSmall 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 met before and his caring easy going nature juxtaposes harshly against Gideon’s no nonsense stalwart sensibilities Skeptical of the veracity of Lee’s insight and visions Gideon however realizes that they just might be the very clues needed to save the missing childNothing is overt in this sparse story but one can still feel the desperation and suspense as time works against both Gideon and Lee One can also see just how these two opposites come together so nicely their stark differences complementing all that they do making them realize just how good of a team they are both on and off the jobSo if you like a solid mystery intermixed with a little spooky and light romance then this is probably perfect for you The intriguing dynamic between Gideon and Lee definitely left me wanting for a lot and I eagerly look forward to uncovering their future collaborations

  9. says:

    This review will begin with this line In Vio I Should TrustWithout 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 wellI loved the portrayal of the disconcerting little village of Dark what an appropriate name with the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor it reminded me of M Night Shymalan's movie The Village and the case of the missing girl Protective copper Gideon Frayne and his clairvoyant Lee Tyack were such lovely couple the idea of a detective and a psychic also reminded me of Diana Copland's A Reason To Believe a favorite story of mineThere was a very tender affection between the two men so gentle like the sound of the wind It made me feel like I was being caressed I even forgot that Gordon and Lee practically only knew one another in course of short days I guess the intense situation of the missing child and the creepy paranormal element an idea of a Beast chasing villagers down the moor made it all believable and I loved the dog What a great dogI guess I will definitely be in when the seuel is released on Dec 21st

  10. says:

    Got around to listening to the audio considering how short that is ludicrous it took me so long lol Enjoyed it 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 seuels so the story hasn't ended yetThe main characters are strong and I love how it takes both of them to solve the mystery Gideon comes a long way in this short story accepting who he is and seeing how highly others value him Lee is interesting and there's enough here to show he has his own story which I hope we'll get to discover The village is interesting and I got a good feel of it it felt real with no cute uirky characters And the dog Stupid disloyal but a plump fuzzy adorable creature who also got to show her worth I liked the dogThere's a mystery with a strong hint of the paranormal reminiscent of a Baskerville hound; nothing determined which made it creepier and real The romance is minimum yet there's the start of a strong connection between the two men they have lovely moments without it feeling overly sentimental They come across as menA short but atmospheric read with strong characters and a mystery Happily diving straight in to the next book

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Once Upon a Haunted Moor

Harper Fox ✓ 9 REVIEW

On 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 hea This review will begin with this line In Vio I Should TrustWithout her review I would g

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Ure 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 Gide I loved the book titlethe book coverthe blurbthe actual storythe atmospherethe creepine

SUMMARY 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 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 fail been saving this one for a bad day a break glass in case of emergency feelz thingi'm so

About the Author: Harper Fox

Harper Fox is an MM author with a mission She’s produced six critically acclaimed novels in a year and is trying to dispel rumours that she has a clonetwin sister locked away in a study in her basement In fact she simply continues working on what she loves best– creating worlds and stories for the huge cast of lovely gay men ueuing up inside her head She lives in rural Northumberland in nort