A house built on secrets
An old woman haunted by her past
A young woman fighting for her life
For Sara Keane, it was supposed to be a second chance.
A new country. A new house. A new beginning.
Then came the knock on the door.
Elderly Mary Jackson can't understand why Sara and her husband are living in her home.
She remembers the fire. She remembers the house burning down. But she also remembers the children. The children who need her. The children she must protect.
'The children will find you,' she tells Sara, because Mary knows she needs help too. As Sara becomes obsessed with what happened in that house nearly sixty years ago, and the family wiped out in one bloody night, she begins to see things. Things that can't be real.
In a story that spans six decades, the truth will not stay buried, and the ghosts of the past can never remain in the shadows . . .
|Publication date:||3rd February 2022|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 20/02/2022
Stuart Neville writes crime fiction that is edgy, compelling and always deeply humane. This might well be his masterpiece - MARK BILLINGHAM
Chilling, compassionate and compelling, Stuart Neville takes us straight to the dark heart of rural Ireland - VAL McDERMID
Superb. Some extraordinary (and beautiful) melancholic scenes. Poignant, compelling and immersive. - WILL DEAN
Moving, thrilling, tragic. The House of Ashes is a phenomenal achievement from a crime fiction Titan - CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END
Stuart Neville is a powerhouse of deep, dark emotional fiction. One of Ireland's finest crime writers - STEVE CAVANAGH, Sunday Times bestselling author of THIRTEEN
A brilliant, atmospheric novel from Stuart Neville that plays with chronology and the idea that evil can linger in the dark places...Neville writes with care and empathy and his characters will stay with you for a long time. In a storied career this may well be Stuart Neville's best book - ADRIAN McKINTY
Soulful, lyrical, elegiac and utterly terrifying . . . You can buy this book, but it will own you - CHRIS BROOKMYRE
A stunning and haunting thriller. I loved it - LIZ NUGENT, No.1 bestselling author of OUR LITTLE CRUELTIES
A stunning novel. So dark, so compassionate, so beautifully written. An instant classic - MARK EDWARDS
Brutal and compelling, but written with huge heart and empathy. A visceral and haunting thriller - DOUG JOHNSTONE
Unforgettable ... A gut-wrenching novel of psychological suspense. Neville has outdone himself. - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Stuart Neville’s first novel, The Twelve, was one of the most critically acclaimed crime debuts of recent years, winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best thriller. Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines (shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger) and The Final Silence have garnered widespread praise, confirming his position as one of the most exciting crime authors writing today. Author pic © Greg Haire/HardLight Studio Maxim Jakubowski's view on Stuart Neville... THE TWELVE, Neville’s first novel (titled THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST in the USA) is an outstanding debut about a ...More About Stuart Neville