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The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman
  

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The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman

Bosco: once a beautiful, stately home, now a tranquil artists' retreat. Ellis Brooks has come here for the peace and quiet - and for the opportunity to write a novel inspired by the scandalous events that took place in the mansion's early days, a scandal involving a medium of dubious repute, three dead children and a seance that ended in tragedy. As Ellis delves into Bosco's sinister history, she starts to uncover unnerving connections between the living and the dead. The past is forcing its way into the present, and - as the members of the artistic community come under greater and greater threat - Ellis must untangle the truth caught up in the house's murky past, before it ensnares them all...

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Embrace your inner Goth with this atmospheric shiver fest * Elle *

The strength of The Lake of Dead Languages is a silken prose that lures the reader into Goodman's . . . story of murder, suicide . . . revenge, and madness * Washington Post Book World * Like Donna Tartt's A Secret History or a good film noir . . . [The Lake of Dead Languages] keep readers hooked. * People * A highly charged novel of suspense that will have you riveted to your chair * Woman & Home *


About the Author

Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman graduated from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin. After teaching Latin for several years, she studied for an MFA in fiction. Her writing has been published in a number of literary magazines. She currently teaches writing and lives in Long Island, USA.

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Publication date

5th April 2007

Author

Carol Goodman

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Author's Website

www.carolgoodman.com/

Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099468134

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