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The Silence of Herondale

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9th January 2020

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471920592

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A child in danger, an isolated house in the depths of winter – and a killer on the loose…
‘Don’t miss … guaranteed unputdownable’ Observer

Snow-covered fields and moors stretch away on all sides of Herondale House. Despite rumours of an escaped killer on the run, Deborah Lindsay knows that she must control her fear – she has a young charge, 13-year-old prodigy Carreen, to care for.

But the isolated Yorkshire farmhouse already holds the terrible secret of one death – and after an increasing number of sinister ‘accidents’, Deborah begins to wonder how long it will be before evil strikes again…

‘A splendidly romantic first thriller’ Times Literary Supplement

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Reviews

NEW YORK TIMES
Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others
SUNDAY TIMES
Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun
WASHINGTON POST
The British master of supernatural fiction
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller
TELEGRAPH
A first thriller which has the unmistakeable whiff of success
OBSERVER
Don't miss ... guaranteed unputdownable
GUARDIAN
Joan Aiken has established herself as one of the leading purveyors of suspense
GUARDIAN
Top quality
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
A splendidly romantic first thriller
SPECTATOR
Another winner ... Fascinates continuously from start to finish