Joss Grant is eager to begin a new life when she inherits Belheddon Hall. She brings her husband, Luke, and their small son, Tom, to the dilapidated house, and sets about discovering her family roots which lie in the village. But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is she imagining them? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon's tragic and dramatic history, her fear grows very real, for she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone's control.
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Publication date: 19/02/2009
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th February 2009|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Barbara Erskine was our Guest Editor in July 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of thirteen novels, at once demonstrating her interest in history and the supernatural, plus four collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Barbara’s first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide to date. She lives in Hay-on-Wye. Author photo © Karolina WebbMore About Barbara Erskine