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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409135906

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 7th November 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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A powerful and absorbing mystery from the

Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of THE LEGACY.

Bath, 1821.

When Rachel Crofton marries, her new life soon takes a more unexpected turn as she is invited to become the companion to the reclusive Jonathan Alleyn, a man tormented by the disappearance of his childhood sweetheart, Alice.

Starling, servant to the Alleyn family, is convinced that Alice, the woman she loved as a sister, was stolen from her. Did Alice run away? Or did something more sinister occur?

As Rachel and Starling try to expose the lies, they find others are desperate to forget, and will go to extreme lengths to do so. . .

Your favourite authors love Katherine Webb’s sweeping historical dramas:

‘An enormously talented writer’ Santa Montefiore

‘Webb have a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love’ Kate Williams

‘Katherine Webb’s writing is beautiful’ Elizabeth Fremantle

‘A truly gifted writer of historical fiction’ Lucinda Riley

‘Katherine’s writing is rich, vivid and evocative’ Iona Grey


An atmospheric page-turner
WOMAN & HOME on The Unseen
This is an engrossing and totally convincing piece of storytelling, a perfect curl-up-by-the-fire read
YOU Magazine on The Unseen
Brilliant and absorbing drama
A dreamy summer epic
ESSENTIALS on A Half Forgotton Song
The mystery of a woman's disappearance powers this gripping story of two young women who unravel past misdeeds to discover the truth. An engrossing tale of deceit, passion and courage
WOMAN & HOME on The Misbegotten
Another intricately constructed, beautifully written historical masterpiece
Lisa Ballantyne
In a series of flashbacks, Katherine Webb's enticing Gothic tale weaves between the 'present' Bath of 1821 and the events of 16 years earlier, with some stark depictions of the horrors of war. A compelling and convincing novel
DAILY MAIL on The Misbegotten
A wonderful book! The atmosphere and detail is really quite incredible. . .a truly gifted writer of historical fiction
Lucinda Riley, author of Hothouse Flower and The Girl on the Cliff
A wonderful book, gripping plot, unforgettable characters...Webb has a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love. A detective story you can't put down, heart-stopping suspense and a heroine who will stay with you long after you close the book - what more could you want?
Kate Williams
Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful and THE MISBEGOTTEN reads like a journey through the dark hidden world beneath a Jane Austen novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Intricately plotted and chillingly imaginative, this is a dramatic and evocative period mystery, a compelling exploration of obsession, deceit and steadfast affection
GOOD BOOK GUIDE one The Misbegotten