For fans of Kate Mosse and Kate Morton comes a haunting novel about two women separated by decades but entwined by fate.When Alice Eveleigh arrives at Fiercombe Manor during the long, languid summer of 1933, she finds a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets. Sadness permeates its empty rooms and the isolated valley seems crowded with ghosts, none more alluring than Elizabeth Stanton whose only traces remain in a few tantalisingly blurred photographs. Why will no one speak of her? What happened a generation ago to make her vanish?As the sun beats down relentlessly, Alice becomes ever more determined to unearth the truth about the girl in the photograph - and stop her own life from becoming an eerie echo of Elizabeth's . . .Lifelong fans of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca will adore Kate Riordan's exquisite novel, The Girl in the Photograph.Praise for The Girl in the Photograph:'Full of slow-burning tension' Essentials'A sweeping saga of secrets and ghosts' Good Housekeeping'A well executed, brooding, creepy atmosphere' Sunday Mirror'A prickly story full of tension' Sunday Express
An atmospheric tale featuring characters from The Girl in the Photograph and with an exclusive extract from Kate Riordan's next novel The Shadow HourMarjorie knows that James has had affairs in the past. She knows that when he works late, when he can't attend a party, he seems to be deep in thought, his heart, mind or body might be with another woman. But that doesn't stop her breath catching in her throat when she sees the letter inked into his diary. A red A - unassuming and yet dominating, all powerful. Unquestionable. She was a clever, witty and independent woman once. Not someone's second best with a broken spirit. And as Marjorie looks at the red letter A - Amy? Angela? - she realises that it's is time to rediscover herself and take back the power in her life.
For fans of Rachel Rhys' The Dangerous Crossing and Victoria Hislops's Cartes Postales from Greece, NOW AT THIS SPECIAL EBOOK PRICE It was in the shadow hours of deepest night that this tapestry of lies fell to rags . . .
Harriet Jenner is just twenty-one when she walks through the gates of Fenix House. Reeling from a personal tragedy, she doesn't expect her new life as a governess to be easy. But she certainly does not foresee the spell Fenix House will cast.Almost fifty years later, Harriet's granddaughter Grace follows in her footsteps. For Grace, raised on Harriet's spellbinding stories, Fenix House is a fairy tale; a magical place suspended in time.But the now-faded grandeur of the mansion soon begins to reveal the holes in Harriet's story and Grace finds herself in a place of secrets and shadows. For Fenix House hides truths about her family, and everything that she once knew is about to change.Praise for The Shadow Hour'I was immediately drawn in by this beautifully written tale. I loved the sense of intrigue and the air of mystery at Fenix House, and was itching for answers as the two narratives unfolded' Dinah Jefferies'A perfect gothic, big-house mystery that kept me turning the pages' Katherine Webb'It's wonderful - the dark suspense and evocative descriptions are perfect' Liz Fenwick'We loved last year's The Girl in the Photograph and this latest atmospheric saga is just as thrilling' Essentials'Intelligent, poignant, unexpected: highly recommended' Louise Candlish'Beautifully written and utterly compelling, I loved this' Katie Fforde
'Gorgeously written - Kate's evocative storytelling held me rapt until the very end' Lucy Diamond'Full of dark intrigue, rich description and haunting secrets, this kept me reading and reading! Beautifully written and compelling until the end. I adored it' Ella Harper
One of Red Magazine's top ten books . . . 'Wonderfully atmospheric and utterly engrossing. I hardly moved until I had read to the very last word' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour' Dinah Jefferies----------Cornwall, 1940.In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks.Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?In the midst of war three women arrive seeking safety at Penhallow Hall. Each is looking to escape her past.But one of them is not there by choice.As the threat of invasion mounts and the nightly blackouts feel longer and longer, tensions between the close-knit residents rise until dark secrets start to surface.And no one can predict what their neighbour is capable of . . . In a house full of strangers, who do you trust?----------'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner, where the secrets of the past cast long shadows. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour' Dinah Jefferies