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The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
  

The Orphan Choir

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I love this Hammer series, and yes it is Hammer of the old Hammer films so they are all horror or ghosts stories. What happens is respected authors in their fields are asked to contribute to the series. Sophie Hannah is a domestic psychological crime author and this is, to my knowledge, her first ghost story. It is actually not very scary with the protagonist suffering from psychological problems. It is nicely written in the first person, nicely atmospheric and good fun but not chilling.

If you like Sophie Hannah you might also like to read books by Nicci French, Melvin Burgess and Mark Burnell.

Synopsis

The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah

Louise's seven year old son has been sent away to boarding school against her wishes, and she misses him desperately. And her neighbour from hell is keeping her awake at night by playing loud, intrusive music. So when the chance comes to move to the country, she jumps at it as a way of saving her sanity. Only it doesn't. Because the music has followed her. Except this time, it's choral music sung by a choir of children only she can see and hear...

Reviews

'Warning: This book is scary. If ghost stories are your thing, you will absolutely love it.' -- Viv Groskop Red

'Magazine a truly chilling read Stylist a tense mental journey ... Deft and compelling, The Orphan Choir delivers a chilling gut punch' SFX Magazine

'an old-fashioned horror story, given a modern spin by the likeable narrator. It has a creepy cinematic feel and races along to its frightening ending' Sunday Mirror

'a very modern sort of ghost story' Independent

About the Author

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about the story behind her novels A Game for all the Family and The Narrow Bed.

Author Photo © Philippa Gedge

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Book Info

Publication date

10th October 2013

Author

Sophie Hannah

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Publisher

Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9780099580027

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