An excellent review for The Other Place from After Nynes blog
The Other Place by Carol Arnallis an engaging and suspenseful supernatural novel, beginning in 1950s Birmingham and charting the life of its damaged heroine Chrissie over the course of several decades, as she battles to isolate and overcome the fears that plague her.
The Other Placehas built up a terrific fan following, reaching number one in the Amazon Kindle Best Seller list for Supernatural and Reincarnation titles. Many of Chrissie’s challenges and conditions are inspired by the author, Carol Arnall’s own experiences; having been blighted by claustrophobia, and at times, sleep disruption and panic attacks.
The act of writing this book became therapeutic in itself for Arnall, who found that her anxieties began to disappear as she worked with her complex characters through their own healing processes. Readers too have praised The Other Placefor inspiring them to confront their most profound problems; many women who have suffered domestic abuse have written to Arnall to thank her for helping them to finally vanquish their most painful memories.
Carol Arnall was born and raised in the slums of Birmingham, where the early chapters of The Other Place is set. Arnall read tarot cards, the crystal ball and practiced psychometry until 1987 when a road traffic accident left her severely injured. Unable to work away from home she dedicated her time to writing, at first recording the many ghost stories she’d collected over the years as a psychic.
After having a series of articles published in local newspapers and magazines, Arnall found the confidence to start writing books. Her first title, Mysterious Happenings, was a collation of local ghost stories, which was followed by four other non-fiction books.
In 2007, Arnall began writing fiction, and has since released six novels. She lives in Staffordshire.