It is the mid 1800s. At a sweet home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.
Beloved is a new take on the classic ghost story. Although at times confusing, with the potential to leave you feeling bewildered, this is definitely a novel worth reading - and even re-reading, in order to properly appreciate the twisting plot. Definitely a creative horror story, mingling romance into the shocking tale, Beloved is a novel that will stay with you for a long time after reading.