A Cruel Twist of Fate (Paperback)
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A Cruel Twist of Fate (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 18/01/2024
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Following eighteen-year-old Helena whose first posting as a governess takes her to a remote island in the North Sea, A Cruel Twist of Fate blends evocative gothic mystery with a powerful tale about shaping your own destiny.

And Then There Were None meets The Inheritance Games, with a heavy dash of The Woman in Black, in this gloriously gothic YA mystery-thriller.

When eighteen-year-old Helena is sent to be a governess at Archfall Manor - a beautiful but crumbling manor house, perched at the edge of a causeway in the North Sea - she feels confident she will know how to deal with the esteemed but eccentric Cauldwell family who own it. But it quickly becomes clear that the Cauldwells are hiding more than Helena could ever have dreamed of.

A series of sinister events come to a head with a gruesome death - swiftly followed by another. Worse still, with the path back to the mainland cut off by a terrible storm, and no way to get help, suspicions and paranoia quickly run rampant.

But the Cauldwells aren't the only ones keeping secrets. Helena has some very important ones of her own - and soon she begins to wonder whether dark powers beyond her control might be forcing her to twist the fate of the family - and her own destiny - forever.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241629642
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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Praise for A Dark Inheritance: "A powerful, heart-racing story of family, fate, and writing your own destiny. Intricately plotted and luminously written - I loved it" - Laura Steven, author of The Society for Soulless Girls

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“Gothic, twisty and unexpected”

A Cruel Twist of Fate is a Gothic, dark mystery with the signature Askwith flair and generic mixing.

I adored the way Askwith brought in some unexpected elements to a fantastically plotted mystery in A Dark... More

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“Good Read!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. I loved her debut A Dark Inheritance so this was a real treat to receive early.
It opens in Durham, so we can all agree that's perfect. Loved the island... More

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“A gripping gothic whodunnit”

When Helena is offered the position of governess at Archfall Manor, she is given the opportunity to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. In order to do so, she must ingratiate herself with the... More

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