Two things struck me when I first stumbled across this book in a book shop: the first was the colour and the second the title.
The colour of the cover is striking. The marbled red with the image in white makes the whole cover eye-catching and immediately evokes a feeling of Victorian Gothic.
The title, The Somnambulist, also grabbed my attention. It’s one of those words that I really like the sound of, and one you don’t come across too often. And, I think, it conveys a lot.
My rating on Goodreads was 3 / 5 and you can read my review of The Somnambulist by Essie Fox, posted in April 2014, here.