Uncaged welcomes Kathryn Knight
Uncaged: Your latest book, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm, is another ghostly tale from you, can you tell readers about the book?
Thanks for having me, and I’d love to! The Haunting of Hillwood Farm is both a ghost mystery and a romantic suspense, set on Cape Cod where I live. The main character, Callie, is a reluctant psychic who’s asked to come investigate mysterious events at a historic farm by the family matriarch, a widow named Alice. But Alice’s grandson also lives on the property, and he doesn’t believe in ghosts, much less psychics, so he’s immediately suspicious of Callie. Despite this, attraction sparks between them, but the paranormal activity at the farm turns dangerous quickly, putting them all at risk.
Uncaged: On your website, you say you like to go to abandoned and spooky places, does this inspire some of your writing?
It does! I’ve snuck into an abandoned TB Hospital, taken a tour of the skeleton-filled Catacombs beneath Paris, and explored old graveyards. The best example of using one of these experiences as inspiration is probably my visit to the Old Jail House in Barnstable Village, MA. It’s the oldest wooden jailhouse in the country, built circa 1690, and it’s reputedly quite haunted, as many people died there due to poor and crowded conditions. A tour guide told a story about how a ghost followed her home, and the idea for my novel Haunted Souls was born. While Haunted Souls is also a romance, the mystery involves a lost spirit coming home from the Old Jail with the heroine’s son.
Uncaged: What are you working on now that you can tell us about?
It’s probably already apparent that ghost mysteries mixed with romance are what I enjoy writing the most, and although I’ve written some other genres (a YA and a Romantic Suspense with no paranormal elements), I always tend to come back to that combination. At the moment, I’m writing a book with the tentative title “Ghost Moon”, and in this one, the main character inherits an old home with a tragic history, and circumstances force her to live there while she attempts to get back on her feet. Frightening things start happening from the moment she arrives and sees a face in the window.
To read the rest of this interview, please see the October 2019 issue of Uncaged Book Reviews. Link below.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Kathryn Knight writes books filled with steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and haunting mysteries. Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and RomCon Reader-Rated picks. When she’s not reading or writing, Kathryn spends her time exploring abandoned places and searching for ghosts.
She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets.
The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted–the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm.
She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear–the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.
Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose–he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie–the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.
As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.
To read an excerpt from this book and the rest of the interview, please see the October issue below.