Not as epically romantic as The Winter Sea, The Shadowy Horses was nonetheless a satisfying read.
Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.
I felt like the story could have moved a bit faster with a bit more edginess but Kearsley kept me interested with a ghostly Roman soldier who roams the misty fields guarding his long dead comrades, a young boy with "the sight" that can communicate with him and a braw, handsome Scot to round out the mix.
I was not disappointed in Kearsley's style of storytelling, she has a way of being descriptive enough to immerse you in the setting without being overblown. While not as swoon inducing as the incomparable The Winter Sea I will most certainly be reading another from her soon.