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When Lindy, a recently widowed American expat, buys a large manor house in the Cotswolds, she thinks it’s the fresh start she and her wayward daughter Izzy need. Stagcote Manor is a large, rambling house with a rich history and Lindy is thrilled at the prospect of their new life there.

Izzy, however, is less convinced. She longs to be back in the hustle and bustle of London. There’s something unnerving about the house that she can’t quite put her finger on. And as Izzy begins to immerse herself in Stagcote life, she comes to realise the locals have a lot of bizarre superstitions, many of them related to the manor.

When Izzy begins to investigate the history of the manor her unease soon darkens to fear as the house’s dark past finally comes to light.

Read by Penelope Rawlins

(p) 2014 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

A modern twist on an old-fashioned horror story, this sinister tale brims with superstition
SUNDAY MIRROR
Gripping and atmospheric . . . a well-plotted and captivating page-turner
FALKIRK HERALD
'Horror meets psychological thriller in a book that could keep you wide-eyed all night'
PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH