‘A gifted storyteller’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent THE PAGE-TURNING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE WITCHFINDER’S SISTER_______
I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unfurling out of an upper window and a hectic orange light cascading across the terrace… By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War.
But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still. For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free. But once you open a door to the past, can you ever truly close it again?
From the award-winning author of The Witchfinder’s Sister comes a captivating story of burning secrets and buried shame, and of the loyalty and love that rises from the ashes. ‘Brilliantly twisty, dripping with mystery and utterly heartbreaking’ Emily Koch’A Cornish landscape evocative of Daphne du Maurier . . .
Brilliantly plotted’ Louise Hare’Absorbing, beautifully written… Everything I enjoy in a gothic mystery’ Rosie Andrews’Captivating and elegant and undoubtedly a future classic’ Lucie McKnight Hardy _______ PRAISE FOR BETH UNDERDOWN ‘A clever, pacey read’ The Times ‘Vivid and terrifying’ Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train’A clever novel’ Guardian ‘Beth Underdown grips us from the outset and won’t let go’ Patrick Gale, author of Notes From An Exhibition ‘A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat’Thumpingly good’ Lucy Mangan, author of Bookworm’Beth Underdown cleverly creates a compelling atmosphere of dread and claustrophobia’ Kate Riordan, author of The Girl in the Photograph’A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel’ Ian McGuire, author of The North Water