And I got what I was hoping for. Another book – currently untitled – that is all about Scott, Francis, and Julian! I couldn't be happier. Add on that Epilogue about Pip and Cross (and the statue!) and it was perfect. Another resounding success. Especially when Pip got what he wanted, just in a roundabout way. I loved that his suggestion of the hotel led to this, and that it links back to The Haunted Bedchamber, when he admitted he might suggest the hotel in the first place. Those touches are what makes the series so good. The connection, the constant appearance of Pip and Cross in the Epilogues, that tie the series together, and the knowledge that, even unexpectedly, Pip is directing it all from behind the scenes, letting his friends and family explore the paranormal elements of the world.
The Weeping Statue is another outstanding installment in the Read by Candlelight series. So few authors can manage to write a series where every book is a mark of excellence, every one has intriguing and unique characters that take you on a journey, while maintaining a plot that takes you to the depths of gothic mystery. Each book straddles that unspoken line of shadows that linger between reality and the paranormal. Each book only gets better.
““You were saying?” A smile played around Wiremu’s lips.